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Recovery From Bowlift Surgery

Recovery from Brow Lift Surgery, Both Coronal and Endoscopic Techniques

Whether you choose the coronal browlift or endoscopic browlift your forehead will be loosely taped and wrapped to minimize swelling and bruising. Sometimes your surgeon will insert a thin tube for a few days to help drain any excess blood or fluid that may have built up underneath the skin.

Following a coronal brow lift, you may feel discomfort or even numbness around the incision line. This pain/discomfort can be controlled with medication prescribed by your surgeon. You will experience some swelling following the surgery. The amount of swelling varies by patient and depends on individual factors as well as the extent of the work performed. Swelling could be minimal or it could extend from the forehead/scalp down to the cheeks and eyes. All the swelling should subside within 10-14 days. Some patients experience itching along the suture line as the sutures heal.

Recovering from an endoscopic forehead lift is similar, but the symptoms tend to be less than with a coronal forehead lift. Any pain or discomfort you feel can be controlled with medication. However, pain around the incision sites is usually minimal since the incisions are small.

Side effects from both browlift procedures tend to be mild. You may suffer from headaches, swelling, hair loss (re-grows in 1-3 months), unusual sensations (itchiness or lack of sensation along the line of incision), temperature discomfort or numbness. Usually, these are temporary side effects and will disappear as you heal.

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