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 the procedure with you, pre operatively, what happens during the surgery and your post operative care, and any risks or complications involved, there are risks associated with any surgery no matter how big or small, it is important you are aware of them and understand them. You will have another consultation about 2 weeks prior to your procedure, to discuss the surgery again and answer any further questions you may have.
During the surgery
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 recover 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.
Post operative care
You will be limited with driving for the first week, also with physical activity including heavy lifting and gym.