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Forehead / Brow Lift Plastic Surgery Risks

Forehead / Brow Lift Plastic Surgery

Forehead / Brow Lift Plastic Surgery Risks

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It is a personal decision to undergo a brow lift plastic surgery. You need to weigh the advantages and limitations of the procedure as per your own unique preferences. You need to assess risks of the surgery against the goals you are hoping to achieve. You should identify whether the potential complications are acceptable before undergoing the surgery.

Your cosmetic surgeon’s office will provide you with several consent forms to sign. You should have a fair understanding of the risks and complications before you sign the forms. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides forehead lift / brow lift surgery patients in Dallas, Plano, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Risks of Brow Lift Surgery

Every plastic and cosmetic surgery procedure has some degree of associated risk. However, the complications in case of brow lift surgery are very rare. Your plastic surgeon will discuss all aspects of your medical history and existing medical conditions before going ahead with the surgery. Based on your personal information, the surgeon will determine the best approach for achieving your individual needs.

In addition, it’s crucial that you get a board-certified plastic surgeon for performing your plastic surgery procedure. You should ask the surgeon any questions you may have. You can avoid serious complications by following pre- and post-operative care instructions.

These are a few brow lift surgery risks you should be aware of if you don’t follow required care instructions:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Eye irritation
  • Loss of hair
  • Facial nerve injury
  • Dryness
  • Elevated hairline
  • Paralysis
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Poor wound healing
  • Skin loss
  • Numbness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Rare risk of blood clot
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Possible need of revision surgery

These risks will be discussed with you in detail by the plastic surgeon before taking your consent. You should clearly ask the plastic surgeon any questions you have.

Brow Lift Surgery Side Effects

Side effects of brow lift surgery can subside in a few weeks or months. Endoscopic brow lift is likely to result in less conspicuous side effects. Common side effects include:

  • Tingling
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Tiredness
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • General discomfort
  • Itching

Recovery time is different for different patients. These are a few steps to take for a safe and speedy recovery:

  • Wear bandages to protect the incision site
  • Shower and wash only once the bandages are removed
  • Apply ice packs for minimizing swelling and scarring
  • Keep your head in an elevated position
  • Take pain medications as prescribed by the doctor
  • Don’t perform any strenuous activities for at least 2 weeks following the surgery

Potential Complications

You should review all potential side effects and complications when considering a plastic surgery. Brow lift surgery is a relatively safe option. However, there are several risks you should be aware of. For instance, the incision line may have a loss of sensation.

This numbness may fade away over time. Hair loss is also a possibility around the scar line. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan receives patients from Dallas, Plano, Texas, and nearby areas for brow lift / forehead lift surgery.

Contact Board Certified Dallas Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Farah Khan to Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Dallas Plastic SurgeonDr. Farah Khan please call 469-437-5426 or click here to contact us.

Taking patients from in and around Dallas, Plano, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Garland, Mesquite, Carrollton, Irving, Frisco, Texas and more.

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