Forehead/Brow-lift Information


  • Physically healthy

  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations


  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking

  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding and bruising


  • Initial wound healing may take 10 to 14 days. Sutures will be removed when it is appropriate. You should be ready to return to work and normal activity after 10-14 days.

  • Cosmetics can help camouflage any bruising.

  • Even though you will look presentable to the public, you will find that the healing will continue for several weeks, as the swelling dissipates, and incision lines refine and fade. It may take several months for your complete recovery.

  • Following your physician's instructions is essential to the success of your surgery.

  • It's important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion during the time of healing.

  • *Are not limited to:

  • Partial recurrence of dropping brow

  • Hair loss

  • Loss of sensation of scalp (usually temporary)

  • Asymmetry

Unlikely Complications