Browlift and Browlift Reversal: Post-operative instructions
Apply cold compresses to your eyes for the first 72 hours after surgery. This will help minimize the swelling and bruising, which will include not only your scalp and forehead but will also extend down to your eyes. This will subside within one to two weeks.
Get plenty of rest and don’t do anything requiring anything other than minimal exertion for two weeks following surgery. Avoid jogging, calisthenics, aerobics, weightlifting, sit-ups or other similar vigorous activities. Avoid bending over and avoid lifting.
Our staff will wash your hair 2 or 3 days after surgery. You should then shower and wash your hair each day. Any mild type of shampoo will do, and use a cream rinse or conditioner to help soften hair.
You may take Extra-Strength Tylenol or your prescribed pain medication every four hours, if needed. Avoid any activity immediately after taking the medication as you may experience some drowsiness. Avoid using tranquilizers or sleeping pills while taking narcotics as this combination may be too strong for you. Avoid alcohol of taking narcotic pain medications. Colace (an over-the-counter stool softener medication) is effective to treat constipation, which often occurs with the use of narcotic pain medications.
NORMAL SCALP AND HAIR ISSUES
Sensation on the scalp may be decreased ofr a few weeks or months. For that reason, be careful when using a blow dryer, curling iron, or hot rollers for three weeks, since you unknowingly may burn your scalp.
There may be a loss of hair along the suture line. This is usually temporary, and within four to six months the hair will grow back.
Do not use any hair coloring or tinting for four weeks following surgery. If needed, you may color your hair a few days before surgery.
It is normal for you to feel a pulling or tightness in your forehead and scalp. As the skin relaxes slightly in the months following the surgery, these feelings diminish.
If there are any questions, contact Dr. Yaremchuk's office.
Call Dr. Yaremchuk's office to make your follow-up appointment.