For patients who are considering a brow lift surgery, the recovery process is often one of their first, and main concerns. And that’s understandable. After all, plans need to be made, and schedules need to be adjusted. So how long will you be out of commission after your brow lift at Natural Image OC? Keep reading to learn more about the brow lift procedure and what you can expect your recovery to look like.
The 411 On A Brow Lift Procedure
A brow lift surgery is often referred to as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation, meaning that the forehead is also involved in the procedure, giving you relief of fine lines and wrinkles. By lifting the brows from the top of the forehead, Dr. Sikorski is able to provide her patients with a younger and rested facial appearance.
This procedure also gives aging men and women renewed self-confidence, something many people struggle with when the signs of aging start to show. To take care of even more of those pesky signs of aging, many of Dr. Sikorski’s patients combine plastic surgery procedures and include an eyelid surgery or facelift during their brow lift. This provides her patients with a completely refreshed face.
The Brow Lift Recovery
There are several things patients of Natural Image OC should expect when waking up after their surgery. For instance, your forehead may be taped, and you may have a head wrap to help with swelling and bruising after your brow lift procedure. You may also have a plastic tube present near your incision site to allow excess blood or fluid to drain easily.
Dr. Sikorski will provide you with specific post-op instructions on how to properly care for yourself after your procedure. These may include:
- What prescription medications you should take and when you should take them
- How to properly care for your surgical site
- How you should sleep (keep your head elevated for the first few days)
- When you can remove your surgical dressings
- What physical activities you should avoid
- When you should return for a follow-up appointment
- How you should protect your incision sites from the sun
Healing of the incision site should take between 10 and 14 days. You will be able to return to work and your normal daily activities after this time as well.
Please be aware that your final results will not be visible for several months after your brow lift. Over the weeks your swelling and bruising will fade, and your incision marks will refine.
Visit Natural Image OC To Discuss A Brow Lift With Dr. Sikorski
If you’re finally ready to take the leap and get back to your younger-looking self, call Dr. Sikorski today to set up an appointment at her office. During your visit, she will be able to fully explain the brow lift procedure and the recovery process as well. You can reach a member of her team today!