Want a lift? Brow lifts are very popular procedures among all ages but those with aging, sagging brows find significant improvement in the looks and outlook with brow/forehead lifts. We get clients from all over the Beverly Hill area interested in brow lifts because of sagging of the brows due to age, or congenitally low brow. Brow lift surgery can also be helpful for those who want to minimize horizontal forehead creases, frown lines between the brows, or even horizontal creases along the top of the nose. If you want to improve the hooding of the eyelids, an eyelid lift would be recommended in conjunction with the brow lift.
Our office in Beverly Hills offers a great many options for those considering a brow lift or some kind of facial rejuvenation procedure. In order to prepare you for what to expect with brow or forehead surgery, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian has put together a little “what you need to know list” when considering brow and forehead lifts:
Bring a list of all the medications and vitamin supplements you take to your initial consultation. Some medication need to be stopped prior to surgery because they could negatively affect your outcome and recovery. Aspirin, some anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements can cause excessive bleeding when combined with any kind of surgical procedure so these are often discontinued in the 2 weeks before surgery and sometime a few days after surgery.
Immediately after surgery, you’ll likely be dressed up in bandages along your forehead and brow. These dressings and/or drains will be removed after a day or two. Expect to delay showering or washing your hair for an additional 1 to 2 days. Sutures often remain in place for 5 to 10 days, during which time some bruising and swelling is normal. Try to avoid applying any makeup near the incision site as well.
Most of our clients in the Beverly Hills area can return to work after 10 days after getting a brow lift, but strenuous activity should be postponed for about a month after surgery. This varies widely based on your personal health, the techniques used, and other variables so don’t worry Dr. Raffi Hovsepian will discuss your individual expectations with you when preparing for the procedure. Exposure to direct sun and second-hand smoke should also be avoided.
If you live in the Beverly Hills area and haven’t met Dr. Raffi Hovsepian, contact our office today to set up your consultation. Dr. Raffi Hovsepian is a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon in the Beverly Hills area. Check out his fine work in the before and after galleries on our website and make your appointment for a lift. You’ll be so glad you did.