Your plastic surgeon will carefully explain the brow lift procedure you will undergo. Prior to your procedure, you will be given specific instructions that may include:
- Pre-surgical considerations, diagnostic testing and medications
- Day of surgery instructions and medications
- Specific information related to the use of anesthesia.
- Postoperative care and follow-up
In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your plastic surgeon that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks and potential complications.
Risks associated with surgical brow lift surgery include poor healing of scars, infection, blood clots, bleeding (hematoma) and areas of hair loss or numbness within the scalp, facial asymmetry and risks associated with anesthesia. Facial paralysis is extremely rare, but possible. A forehead lift may also result in an elevated hairline. Risks will be fully discussed prior to your consent.
A brow lift may be performed in your plastic surgeons accredited office-based surgical facility, an ambulatory surgical facility or a hospital. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of patient and surgeon preference. Your plastic surgeon and the assisting staff will fully attend to your comfort and safety.
It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon. It is natural to feel some anxiety, be this excitement for the anticipated outcomes or preoperative stress. Discuss these feelings with your plastic surgeon.