What is the Recovery Like?
You’ll be home the same day. Your procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in the Stein Plastic Surgery accredited state-of-the-art surgical facility. Your safety is our top priority and once your procedure is performed, you’ll be monitored until you’re comfortable enough to return home. It’s best to have someone drive you and stay with you during the initial 24 hours following your brow lift.
Sleep and rest in an elevated position. Your tissues will heal best with proper support and blood flow, and an elevated position provides this for you. Stacking a few pillows on your bed or couch to prop you up will keep you comfortable and help reduce swelling.
Cold compresses will help with discomfort. In addition to the pain management plan you’ve worked out with Dr. Stein, having ice packs can reduce your swelling and bruising, which reduces your pain. The numbing effects of cold on your incisions can also keep pain levels minimized and manageable.
Returning to normal takes time, so rest as much as possible. It can be difficult to slow down in these modern times, but rest is very important to a smooth recovery. You may feel well enough to walk from room to room after the first day, but listen to your body and don’t overdo it. You may return to work 7-10 days after your procedure, and resume most of your normal activities, including exercise, after 3-4 weeks.
A brow lift at Stein Plastic Surgery can do more than open up your expression. It can restore your confidence and give you a whole new outlook on life.