Recovery, Risks, and Results
After a brow lift, you may experience some temporary numbness, swelling, and discomfort around the incisions. Patients are advised to refrain from vigorous physical activity and keep their head elevated after surgery. Sutures are usually removed within a week, and most patients can return to full activities after two weeks. Swelling and bruising that are normal aspects of recovery should gradually subside with time.
Risks and complications from a brow lift are rare and usually minor but may include temporary numbness, nerve injury, hair loss along the scar line, formation of a conspicuous scar, and infection and bleeding.
The results of a brow lift are visible right away and will continue to improve as swelling and bruising resolve. Scars will fade over time to become less noticeable as well. Most patients are highly satisfied with the final results of their procedure and are often delighted at how much younger they look without a sagging brow.