Brow lift (Forehead lift)
& Preparing for the Day of Surgery

 

Blepharoplasty

 

 

 

Brow lift (Forehead Lift)

In some patients, excess skin of the upper eyelids is accompanied by droopy eyebrows. Although upper eyelid blepharoplasty makes a significant difference for most patients, a brow lift may be helpful in achieving ideal results. Dr. Ebroon performs this procedure through five tiny incisions that are hidden behind the hairline. A small camera or endoscope is then used while the brow and forehead are lifted to their natural youthful position. If done together with a blepharoplasty the results can be impressive because the entire upper face has been rejuvinated. In effect, the patient has benefited from an upper face lift. An endoscopic brow lift adds about one and a half hours of surgery time for the typical patient.

Preparing for the day of surgery

Dr. Ebroon’s staff will instruct you on how to prepare for the surgery. It is extremely important for every patient to stop any blood thinning medication two weeks ahead of surgery. Aspirin and NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) like Advil will thin the blood and cause excessive bleeding. Too much bleeding can lead to complications and at the very least will make bruisingpreparing for blepharoplasty surgery and swelling worse. Stopping these blood thinners makes surgery much safer.

Patients are also asked to get ready for surgery by obtaining clearance from their primary care doctor and obtaining the topical antibiotic that Dr. Ebroon prescribes for use on the eyelids after surgery.

 

 

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