If you’re considering a brow lift in San Francisco:
After brow lift surgery, your forehead may be taped and your head may be loosely wrapped to minimize swelling and bruising. Dr. Mosser may insert a small tube at the incision sites to minimize bruising and to help drain fluids.
You will experience swelling, numbness, and discomfort around the incision sites immediately after surgery. This is normal. Your scalp may feel itchy, especially around the incision sites. Also, some facial movements and expressions may be temporarily impaired. Before you are released from our Bay Area facelift clinic, Dr. Mosser will explain to you:
- How to care for the incision sites.
- General concerns to watch for as well as specific problems that may arise at the surgical site.
- How to clean and care for your hair and face as you heal.
- Medications to apply or to take orally that aid healing and reduce the potential for infection after your forehead lift surgery.
After your brow lift surgery, you will be instructed to keep your head elevated at all times until the initial swelling has subsided. The incisions will begin healing immediately and within five to ten days, sutures or clips will be removed as necessary. At this time, you can return to most normal activities. It is crucial that you use sunscreen and avoid long exposure to sunlight until you have completely healed.
Results—the Amazing New You
Swelling will take several months to completely dissipate and it can take a full year for incision lines to completely refine. However, you should see the effects of your brow lift as soon as the swelling subsides. Though aging will reassert itself, you should be able to maintain your relaxed and more youthful appearance as long as you practice a healthy lifestyle and stay vigilant about sun protection.
At any time after your brow lift surgery, you can address your questions to Dr. Mosser at his San Francisco facial plastic surgery office.