Just like the eyelids, neck, and jowls, the forehead and eyebrows can show signs of aging over time. As we age, the forehead can show deepening furrows and folds, and there is a loss of the underlying soft tissues responsible for volume and a youthful appearance of the upper face. The eyebrows can also descend with aging, often imparting a tired appearance to the eyes.
Patients recovering from a browlift will encounter a certain amount of swelling, numbness and bruising. These symptoms may be lessened with pain medications and the use of cold compresses during the post-operative period. Keeping the head elevated for the first few days following surgery will also reduce swelling.
All sutures and bandages are removed within the first week after surgery. Most patients find that they can tolerate a return to work and normal activities within 10-14 days, but vigorous exercise should be reintroduced a bit further into the recovery process. Avoid intense sun exposure for at least 2 months. Remember that while your results will be visible in part right away, in some cases it may take up several months to see the final results of the surgery.