Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Surgery
Brow lift plastic surgery is meant to mitigate the effects of aging. It helps in restoring a youthful brow contour by tightening soft tissues. You can achieve beautiful and safe outcomes by following the detailed preparation instructions provided by your surgeon or their team.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides forehead lift and brow lift to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Providing Health Records
Your surgeon will ask to review previous health records once they establish your suitability for the procedure. They may discuss concerns (if any) with your general physician. They may also alter the surgical plan for ensuring complete patient safety. You should request the specialist, doctor, or hospital to send past health records to the surgeon’s office directly for assessment before the initial consultation.
Exercise and Diet Considerations
Brow lift is a minor cosmetic surgery. However, it’s still critical that you follow a regular exercise plan and balanced diet before undergoing the procedure. Healthy patients are better equipped mentally and physically to deal with anesthesia and after effects of surgery. They also usually recover quicker. Patients should consider increasing their intake of lean proteins after consulting with a nutrition specialist. They should do this for a specific time period.
Avoiding Alcohol and Smoking
Patients should honestly tell the surgeon during pre-operative consultation if they drink and smoke. You may be asked to discontinue smoking for a few weeks before and after the procedure. This is because smoking increases the risk of side effects and complications. It also results in a slower recovery. You may be asked to decrease your alcohol consumption and not drink at least 48 hours before the surgery.
Tweaking Medication Schedule
Patients that are on blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications and aspirin may be asked to stop using them for a certain period before and after the surgery. Herbal supplements, vitamins, and prescription medications may also have to be discontinued after consulting with the prescribing doctor. The goal of the surgeon here is to minimize the risk of excessive bleeding during the brow lift surgery.
Aftercare and Transportation
Brow lift cosmetic surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. You should arrange for someone to take you home once the procedure is complete. You should also consider asking someone to take care of minor chores around the house, such as cooking and cleaning.
What to do the Night before the Surgery?
These are a few crucial tasks that you should do during the night before the surgery:
- Cleanse your hair and bathe with an antibacterial soap
- Don’t eat or drink anything for at least 8 hours before surgery time
- Sleep early and rest well the night before the surgery
Other Suggestions for Being Prepared
- Drink a lot of water before and after the surgery
- Fill your prescriptions before the surgery
- Set up an aftercare area in the house before the surgery
- Keep extra pillows handy for raising your head
- Prepare ice packs
Cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for brow lift and forehead lift surgery.
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