What is the normal postoperative course?
Most patients experience significant bruising and swelling of the forehead and may have a black eye, which normally resolves in about a week. The eyebrows may appear excessively elevated for a few days after surgery but they descend to a more natural position within a period of a couple of weeks.
How much time do I need off work?
Most patients are able to return to work a couple of weeks after the procedure.
What are the potential complications for this procedure?
Like any other surgical procedure brow lift has complications such as bleeding, haematoma (blood clot under the skin), infection, visible scars and asymmetry. There can be a small amount of hair loss on either side of the scar but this hair normally grows back after six to 12 months. The scars can be visible especially in men as the hair line recedes. Very rarely the nerve that supplies the forehead muscle which lifts the eyebrow may be stretched or damaged in this procedure and can result in an inability to raise the eyebrows.