An endoscopic eyebrow and forehead lift is a great way to address the signs of aging present on the upper portion of the face. Both men and women can experience sagging skin, loosening muscles, and drooping eyebrows that will age their appearance significantly. Often, they may appear angry, sad, or tired as a result of these changes as well. If you’ve considered facial plastic surgery to address your own issues, you may have many questions about the procedure and the recovery process. Today, a forehead lift can be a routine procedure that delivers effective results. Follow these guidelines to have a safe, smooth recovery.
Understand Your Surgical Forehead Lift Procedure
When you have a clear understanding of the changes made during your procedure, you can have peace of mind as you heal. An endoscopic forehead lift can effectively restore a more alert and youthful appearance to your eyes and upper face. Instead of the traditional approach, an endoscopic brow and forehead lift does not involve major incisions that can extend the healing process. By opting for an endoscopic procedure, you can have a safer and shorter recovery time.
An endoscopic brow and forehead lift begins with smaller incisions that are strategically placed, through which a tiny camera and surgical tools can be inserted. Your surgeon will be able to watch on a screen as he makes the deep tissue changes necessary to lift and tighten the forehead. He will lift the skin, fat cells and tissue into a more suitable position, anchoring them there with sutures, before completing the surgery. Our surgeons never shave any hair. Instead they simply part the hair before making small incisions.
How to Be Prepared at Home for Your Forehead Lift Recovery
As part of your pre-surgery preparations, you should take the time to get ready at home. Take care of any errands ahead of time, like grocery shopping, dry cleaning pickups, prescription refills, and trips to the post office. Clear that to-do list and prepare your home with a designated recovery space where you can be comfortable while you heal. Stock up on the supplies to be prepared for those first few days after your surgery:
- Plenty of gauze to change your dressings as directed by your facial plastic surgeon.
- Cold compresses to apply to the area in order to reduce swelling and soothe discomfort.
- A couple of pillows to elevate your head, which will reduce swelling as you heal
- Bottled water and healthy snacks that you can keep close by to cut down on your trips to the kitchen.
- Any medications you regularly take, as well as any prescriptions given to you by your facial plastic surgeon
- Lots of comfortable clothes that button up the front so you don’t need to pull anything over your head as you heal
- Crossword or Sudoku puzzles, books and magazines, or TV and movies that you enjoy.
Staying calm, relaxed, and free of stress is essential to a complete and speedy recovery. By preparing this space for yourself ahead of time, you will minimize the stresses on you while you’re healing. Be ready to focus on your body’s cues as you heal for this short period of time and you’ll be back to work and on your feet in no time at all with great forehead lift results to show off.
Post-Surgical Forehead Lift Care
Endoscopic forehead lifts involve much smaller incisions and can heal more quickly than a traditional procedure. Usually, there are no bandages, but they may be placed over the area after surgery to keep the area clean and protected while it heals.
Bruising and swelling are common side effects for all facial surgery patients, so you should anticipate some mild reactions like this around the upper face and eye area. You will be able to use prescribed pain medication and other at-home treatments to manage any pain or discomfort, as directed by your facial plastic surgeon. Be sure to follow your surgeon’s advice closely to achieve your fastest healing and best results following brow and forehead lift surgery.
How to Plan Your Best Brow and Forehead Lift Surgery
To learn more about the endoscopic forehead lift procedure, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment with Dr. Anurag Agarwal, Dr. Richard Maloney, or Dr. Ross, one of our plastic surgeons. They have been featured on many of the major news networks, including ABC, NBC, and FOX, as recognized experts on a variety of plastic surgery topics. Dr. Agarwal, Dr. Maloney, and Dr. Ross believe that educating and communicating with their patients are the keys to helping them achieve successful, natural-looking results. Book your appointment at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 1175 Creekside Parkway #100 in Naples, FL, by calling (239) 594-9100.