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What’s the recovery time for a brow lift?

Over time, factors such as age and the environment affect the tone and elasticity of the skin and alter the appearance of facial features, including the brows. If you are unhappy with these changes, a brow lift can restore the natural arch and position of the brows. But what exactly is a brow lift, and what’s the recovery time.

What exactly is a brow lift

A brow lift is a surgical procedure that is done to elevate the eyebrows. There are different techniques that can be used to perform a brow lift including the traditional coronal approach, or the more advanced endoscopic brow lift.

What’s the recovery time for a brow lift?

It generally takes 1-2 weeks to recover from brow lift surgery, and patients typically return to work within 10 days. Recovery time will vary for each patient. Some patients may look great after one week, while recovery may take more than 2 weeks for others. In order to ensure optimal healing, patients are advised to carefully follow the post-operative instructions of their plastic surgeon (learn more).

What is the typical recovery like for a brow lift

There is typically some swelling and bruising after brow lift surgery, and this may also affect the eyes and cheeks. Keeping the head elevated in the first few days after surgery will help to minimize swelling. Most of the swelling goes down within 7-14 days, but it may take several weeks for it to completely resolve. Heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.

Would you like to learn more about brow lift surgery? If you are in the Wall Township, NJ area, contact board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Karolak for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Karolak at drkarolak.com, or by calling 732-955-9500.

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