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Risks And Safety For Brow Lift Surgery

Brow Lift Surgery

Going ahead with a brow lift cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision. You need to weigh the pros and cons of the procedure against your own unique preferences. You need to assess the risks of the surgery against the goals you want to achieve.

You will have to determine if the potential complications are acceptable to you. Your plastic surgeon will ask you to sign various consent forms. This makes it critical to understand the risks and complications associated with the procedure beforehand.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides brow lift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Brow Lift Surgery Risks

Every cosmetic surgery procedure has some degree of risk involved in it. However, these complications are very rare with brow lift surgery. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss your medical history and all existing conditions before proceeding with the surgery. The doctor, based on your personal information, will establish the best approach for proceeding with your individual needs.

In addition, it’s fundamental that you get your brow lift surgery performed only by a board certified plastic surgeon. You should freely ask the surgeon about any questions you may have. By following preoperative and postoperative care instructions, you can prevent serious complications. These are a few risks involved with brow lift surgery if you do not follow necessary care instructions:

  • Bleeding
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Loss of hair
  • Eye irritation
  • Elevated hairline
  • Dryness
  • Facial nerve injury
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Paralysis
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Poor wound healing
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Skin loss
  • Skin discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Possible need of revision surgery
  • Blood clot (rare risk)
  • Unfavorable scarring

Your plastic surgeon will discuss these risks with you in detail before taking your consent. You should address all your concerns to the plastic surgeon directly.

Side Effects of Brow Lift Surgery

Side effects usually subside after a few weeks to a month. They are less evident with an endoscopic brow lift. Common side effects include:

  • Bruising
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tiredness
  • Itching
  • General discomfort

Recovery time can differ from patient to patient. These are a few steps you can take for a speedy and safe recovery:

  • Wear bandages after the procedure
  • Shower and wash your hair only after the bandages are removed
  • Minimize swelling by applying ice packs
  • Keep your head elevated for two days following the procedure
  • Minimize scarring by applying ice packs
  • Take pain killers prescribed by the doctor
  • Avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks following the procedure

Stitches are usually removed 1 to 2 weeks following the surgery.

Potential Medical Considerations

While considering any plastic surgery it’s crucial that you review all potential complications associated with it. Brow lift procedures are relatively safe. But, there are certain risks you need to be aware of.

For instance, sometimes there is a loss of sensation around the incision line. This numbness generally fades away over time. Hair loss may also occur along the scar line sometimes. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for brow lift surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

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