San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti Talks About Forehead Lift : Brow Lift
A forehead lift or “browlift” is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired. In a forehead lift, the muscles and tissues that cause the furrowing or drooping are removed or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows and minimize frown lines.
The Surgical Procedure
Your surgeon will help you decide which surgical approach will best achieve your cosmetic goals: the classic or “open” method, or the endoscopic forehead lift. Make sure you understand the technique that your surgeon recommends and why he or she feels it is best for you.
If your hair is very short, you may wish to let it grow out before surgery, so that it’s long enough to hide the scars while they heal.
Whether your forehead lift is done in an outpatient facility or in the hospital, you should arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery, and to help you out for a day or two.
What To Expect After Surgery
Patients may experience some numbness and temporary discomfort around the incision, which can be controlled with prescription medication. Patients who are prone to headaches may be treated with an additional longer-acting local anesthesia during surgery as a preventive measure.
Most of the visible signs of surgery should fade completely within about three weeks. Minor swelling and bruising can be concealed with special camouflage makeup.
Resumption of Physical Activity
Although you should be up and about in a day or two, plan on taking it easy for at least the first week after surgery. You should be able to shower and shampoo your hair within two days, or as soon as the bandage is removed.
Most patients are back to work or school in a week to 10 days. Vigorous physical activity should be limited for several weeks, including jogging, bending, heavy housework, sex, or any activity that increases your blood pressure. Prolonged exposure to heat or sun should be limited for several months.
My Experience with Dr. Pousti and his staff has been nothing but positive. I searched far and wide for just the right Dr. to help me with my face and brow lift. After Gastric Bypass surgery two years ago, I was happily left with a lot of excess skin. The most troubling areas for me were my neck, face, and brow. Dr. Pousti’s staff answered many questions and I spoke personally with Dr. Pousti twice. As I live in WY most of our communication were by email or phone.
My results. I am thrilled, my neck looks great, all the saggy turkey waddle is gone! The many folds around my mouth and nose are normal! My droopy eyebrows are lifted perfectly! I feel that I now look like I was supposed to. Not only is Dr. Pousti a very gifted and talented surgeon but a gentleman also.
Dr. Pousti and Staff have been wonderful to us, Lynda, Mandi and Me. It has been a privilege to have such a caring, professional team to care for us. Please except our Thank You’s! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! We will keep in touch.
R.P., L.P. and M.P.