Brow & Forehead Lift
Brow Lift and Forehead Lifts are designed to reposition fallen eyebrows and reduce ridges and furrows on the forehead, thus creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. This surgery can be accomplished by multiple approaches and depends on your specific This procedure is frequently performed in conjunction with other surgeries.
Before Surgery – The Consultation
Prior to surgery, we will evaluate your medical history in order to better understand your overall health. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes and face are made in order to take the most effective surgical approach. The amount, distribution and type of excess skin to be removed is carefully reviewed.
Our staff will provide you with pre-operative instructions that may include the elimination of specific drugs containing aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (Advil, Aleve, etc.) and Vitamin E several weeks before surgery to minimize excess bleeding. Digital photographs are taken to help plan and customize your procedure.
Preoperative Instructions for Patients Undergoing Intravenous (IV) Anesthesia
- The patient may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment except to take your normal medication or medication prescribed by our office.
- A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home after the procedure.
- The patient should not drive a vehicle for 24 hours following anesthesia or for 4 hours after taking narcotic pain medication.
The procedure can be completed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s specific health status. While multiple techniques are available to achieve an ideal result, the goal of the procedure is to elevate the forehead and brows and remove excess skin removed. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries at our surgical facility.
Antibiotics will be given intravenously during the procedure as well as a prescription for oral antibiotics for several days following surgery. Any sutures or surgical staples are generally removed within one week. Swelling and some bruising will occur, but should subside within a few weeks. Ice compresses and head elevation reduce swelling. Women will be allowed to use eye cosmetics 1 week after surgery. You can proceed with your normal daily activities within 1-2 weeks. Final results take several months to achieve.