You don’t have to age in a way that makes you feel sad everytime that you look in the mirror. One of the places that people tend to show the earliest signs of aging is on the forehead. If you feel like your Botox is only doing so much, we may recommend a surgical procedure called a brow lift. During your brow lift, one of our surgeons will surgically lift and tighten the skin on the forehead to help restore a more youthful look. As one of the most important parts of any procedure, it’s important that you know what you can expect from recovery and how you can speed it up. Let’s take a closer look at three ways that you can make your brow lift recovery go smoother. Are you ready to learn more? If so, read on.
The worst part about healing from any sort of surgery is the itchiness. As a normal part of the healing process, many patients experience some itchiness that may even persist for several months. Even though you may want to grab a bottle brush and scratch your incisions to find some sort of relief, it’s best if you don’t scratch them at all.
Clean Your Incisions
Before you leave our office, we will give you detailed instructions on how you should clean your incisions to avoid any infections. When cleaning your incisions, make sure that you don’t apply too much pressure because you don’t want to irritate the area. If you notice a lot of puss, inflammation, or redness around your incisions, contact our office to make sure that you don’t have an infection.
One of the most common side effects of a brow lift or forehead lift is swelling. In fact, a lot of patients experience swelling that goes all the way up their cheeks, which is normal, but it should subside within a couple of days. To help ease swelling and pain, take some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or Motrin.
Before we send you home from surgery, we will give you detailed instructions on what to do once you get home. If you want to learn more about brow lift surgery or brow lift recovery, contact us at our Huntington office and call (631) 423-1000.
With so many plastic surgeries out there, it can sometimes feel like you’re going to a buffet. And although it can sometimes seem overwhelming to choose from things like fillers, Botox, lifts, and other procedures, it’s important to know what they’re used for and when they’re worth considering. As two popular procedures that we offer here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, brow lifts and eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) are often confused with each other. If you aren’t sure which procedure is right for you, contact our Associate Plastic Surgeons office and schedule an appointment with our staff.
What’s The Difference?
Let’s take a brief look at these two procedures to help distinguish between the two.
As you age, gravity can have a real impact on your skin— especially on your face. If you have noticed that your eyebrows and the skin around your eyebrows and forehead have lost elasticity, then you may be a good candidate for a brow lift. Here at our office, we offer two types of brow lift surgeries.
- Classic Lift: During this traditional type of brow lift surgery, we will make an incision behind the hairline and remove underlying tissue, remove or alter the forehead muscles, remove excess skin, and then lift the eyebrows to give you a more youthful appearance.
- Endoscopic Lift: During an endoscopic lift, a tiny camera (endoscope) is inserted through several small incisions along the hairline. The endoscope will help your cosmetic surgeon visualize the detailed work that is being done during the lift.
Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
Unlike a brow lift which focuses on the eyebrows, and eyelid lift is a surgical procedure that is done to help patients get rid of excess fat and skin around both the upper and lower eyelids. As one of the most common surgical procedures in Long Island, our patients notice a more youthful, refreshed appearance without having to deal with puffy bags under their eyes.