Do I Need To Stay In A Hospital Or Convalescent Facility After Surgery?
A browlift is an outpatient surgery. Following the surgery and after a short stay in our recovery room, our browlift patients are discharged directly home, accompanied by a responsible adult. For those who have no one to help them for the first night following surgery, or for those who prefer it, we can arrange an overnight stay in a nearby convalescent home for a minimal additional charge.
What Follow-Up Visits Are Required Following Surgery?
We see all our browlift patients the day after surgery. On the next visit, a week to ten days after surgery, the sutures are removed. After this, usually no visits are necessary until a month after surgery.
What Kind Of Dressings Or Bandages Are Used After Surgery?
After browlift surgery, we place a light dressing around the forehead overnight and remove it the next day.
How Long Does The Browlift Procedure Take?
A browlift alone takes about 90 minutes to complete during which most of our patients drift off to sleep.
Are There Any Risks Or Complications Of Browlift Surgery?
There are risks and complications associated with any surgery. However, when our simple instructions are followed, they are fortunately few and far between. Infection and bleeding are possible, but are very rare, as is damage to the nerves that elevate the eyebrows.
Our overall safety record to date is impeccable and our complication rate almost nil.
Can A Browlift Be Combined With Other Facial Cosmetic Surgical Procedures?
It is rare that we do not combine our browlift with some other facial cosmetic surgical procedure. Most commonly, we target excess skin above the eyelids at the same time (blepharoplasty), a facelift, and/or fractional CO2 laser resurfacing to the face.
What Kind Of Result Can I Expect, When Will I See Them, And How Long Will These Results Last?
Our goal is to elevate your eyebrows to where they were when you were ten or more years younger, not altering your appearance, but rather refreshing and rejuvenating it.
Often, the very dramatic improvement from the browlift is apparent within the first week after surgery. How you look a month or two after surgery is how you will look for the next five years or so depending on your personal habits and heredity.