A brow lift can erase years off of your facial appearance by reducing lines and wrinkles on the upper portion of the face. The procedure can also address visible signs of aging such as sagging eyebrows. When done by a skilled surgeon, downtime from a brow lift can be minimal allowing you to quickly get back to your normal routine.
At Stein Plastic Surgery, brow lifts are performed with a minimally-invasive technique using endoscopic methods. There’s no need for large incisions making for a faster healing time with less swelling. While every patient and surgery is unique, there is a typical timeline that patients can expect when it comes to brow lift recovery. Let’s take a look.
Brow Lift Recovery: The First Several Days
A forehead lift is done as an outpatient procedure meaning you’ll be able to go home the same day. Discomfort will be at its worst the first several days post-op, however, brow lifts tend to be less painful than other surgeries. Ice and cold packs can help minimize swelling in the first 48-hours.
Brow Lift Recovery: Week One
After about a week, you’ll start to feel better incorporating some of your normal activities into your daily routine. During this time, you’ll be advised to sleep with your head in an elevated position. Sutures are removed about 7-days following your procedure. Most patients return to work within just 7-10 days after an endoscopic brow lift.
Brow Lift Recovery: Week Three
The majority of swelling will have dissipated around week three. More strenuous activities like exercise can be done with care. Listen to your body and be sure not to push yourself too hard or too fast otherwise you may risk a prolonged healing time. A forehead lift can produce long-lasting results with relatively little downtime.
Dr. Stein is a double board-certified facial surgeon and has helped thousands of patients safely and effectively get the results they want. He will customize an in-depth recovery plan based on your individual needs to ensure an optimal outcome with a speedy recovery.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about brow lift procedures? To meet with Dr. Stein, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, request a consultation at our practice by filling out the form on this page. Or, call our office at (919) 263-3104 to schedule your appointment. Stein Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Raleigh & Durham, NC areas.
*Individual Results May Vary