Lateral Brow lift surgery raises drooping eyebrows, taking heaviness from the upper eyelids and reduces frown lines. The skin on the forehead is elevated and smoothed and the muscles that cause wrinkles are adjusted. It is ideal for patients who do not require any skin excision and is usually done as day surgery. It is quite common to perform this procedure with a combined Blepharoplasty.
During your initial consultation with Dr Ritz, he will discuss your concerns and what sort of out come you would like. He will discuss your medical history such as any past surgery or medical conditions we need to be aware of and any medication you take, he will discuss lifestyle factors such as what you do for work and exercise. He will assess you to ensure you are a suitable candidate, and will then determine the best course of treatment. There are different options for this procedure, he will explain them and advise which he feels is best for you. He will discuss the risks associated with this procedure, there are risks associated with any surgery no matter how big or small, it is important you are aware of them and understand them. Once you have seen him you will see his Personal Assistant Georgie, she will discuss the costs and booking procedures.
On the day of surgery you will admit anywhere from 30 mins-2 hours prior to surgery depending on the hospital you are at, Dr Ritz will see you again and draw pre operative markings on you. The anaesthetist will also speak to you. Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic, and takes about 1 hour. You are required to be in recovery for a few hours following surgery.
You will have a foam dressing with a bandage around your head, this is worn for about 5-7 days.
We will see you weekly for the first few weeks.
Depending on what you do for work you will require anywhere from 1-2 weeks off. You are unable to drive for the first 2 weeks. You are also limited with physical activity, including heavy lifting and going to the gym which you cannot do for the first 6 weeks. You will be given detailed post operative care instructions prior to surgery.
**Individual results will vary based on factors such as genetics, age, diet and exercise. The outcome experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect the outcomes that other people may experience.
All surgery carries risks. These risks include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, scarring, pain, numbness, asymmetry. All surgery requires a recovery period and post operative care. This will be all discussed in further detail during your consultation**
Morris Ritz is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
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