How can I prepare for a brow lift?
Your brow lift preparation is easier than ever with the list of tips we have put together for you. Getting things in order before your surgery will no doubt help to make your post-operative period as smooth and easy as possible. You may like to come up with more ideas but here are some suggestions we have put together for preparing for a brow lift:
Make your recovery more relaxed by getting all your cleaning jobs out of the way beforehand. It may help to get on top of the washing, take out the rubbish and give the house a clean so that you can take a few days off after your brow lift.
It is likely your face will be bruised and swollen after your surgery and you may not feel like going shopping. The solution? Do a big food shop to keep you going the day before your procedure. You may also like to make up some meals and freeze them, that way you won’t have to worry about cooking.
You may like to organise for friends or family to help look after kids or pets for a few days after your brow lift. Organising this in advance will help prevent you any unnecessary stress during your recovery period.
If you are planning to have any hair or facial treatments, we recommend you do these before your surgery. Your scars will be sensitive to the chemicals often used in these treatments for the first few weeks.
Due to the anaesthesia used during surgery, you will be unable to drive yourself home. You will, therefore, need to ask someone you know to drive you home. You may be unable to drive for up to two weeks after the browlift, but check restrictions with your surgeon.
We advise you choose to wear clothing that zips or fastens easily at the back or the front so you do not have to pull anything over your head. This will avoid contact with the treatment area and make sure you are comfortable!
Eating and drinking
We advise that you try to stick to high-protein, low-sodium foods like fruit and vegetables after your brow lift. Avoid consuming high amounts of salt and sugar while you recover. Drink water regularly to stay hydrated and aim to avoid beverages containing caffeine.
Ensure you have plenty of extra pillows to help you elevate your head while sleeping after your surgery. Your BAAPS/BAPRASsurgeon will advise that you rest and sleep on your back in an inclined position, avoiding lying flat. This will help reduce your swelling.
For further hints and tips you can read the brochure here.