If you are concerned or have questions about a brow lift procedure, sometimes known as a forehead lift, you can rest assured you will get the opportunity to discuss every issue fully. Your consultation is the first time you will meet with Dr. Feldmar, a top facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, who will be happy to cover all the details with you. We will need a full medical history including any current or past medications, supplements, or drug use. With all of the information in hand, we can decide if you are a good candidate for this surgery – the majority of people are.
During your Beverly Hills brow lift consultation, you can explain how your current appearance affects your life from a personal standpoint. Many people with severe signs of aging experience lowered self-confidence. Tell Dr. Feldmar what you hope to accomplish through the procedure. It’s important to set realistic, attainable goals with the doctor. Plastic surgery yields amazing results, but as with any surgery, poses some risks. As part of the consultation, Dr. Feldmar will discuss the common risks of your procedure.
The risks for lifting the brow line are minimal, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports. Some of the most common risks for this procedure include the following list:
The night before surgery, you must not eat or drink after midnight and will be asked to bathe with an anti-microbial soap the evening before as well as the morning of your procedure.
Dr. Feldmar will use one of two possible methods of performing your brow lift in Beverly Hills. In the classic method, the doctor will make an incision along your natural hairline to begin to the process. This will be one long, continuous incision along your hairline that goes from the tip of the upper ear to the opposing tip of the ear. Dr. Feldmar will lift up the existing skin and trim away the excess. Furthermore, the doctor may need to trim the muscle beneath the forehead to give you a more natural appearance. Afterwards the physician closes the incision with the sutures. The placement of the incision can vary if you use the brow lift procedure to achieve other goals, such as addressing hair loss.
Advances in technology allow the physician to use endoscopy to perform the brow lift – a less invasive form of surgery. In this type of surgery, several small incisions will be made within the hairline. Often, the amount of bruising and swelling is reduced, and this procedure requires less recovery time and avoids the risks of general anesthesia.
When you begin to wake up after your brow lift in Beverly Hills, you may experience some nausea or pain. Inform the medical staff because they have medication to keep you comfortable. You will need to eat only light, bland foods after surgery, and as the days progress, you can then move into spicier or heavier foods. However, if you’ve been given any specific dietary restrictions, please follow them exactly.
You're going to look younger and more relaxed when the process is complete, but you’ll be black and blue for about 10 days after your brow lift. The doctor will place bandages around your head to reduce the amount of swelling and bleeding. Dr. Feldmar will prescribe pain and antibiotic medications for use after you are home. Please adhere to the dosage guidelines to help you have a successful recovery.
The bandages will be removed within two to three days following the surgery. Sutures will need to remain in place for seven to ten days. Sleep with your head elevated to alleviate swelling, and refrain from all vigorous physical activity. Walk around several times per day to prevent the formation of blood clots in your body. Avoid getting the incision site wet for two to three days.