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FAQ Brow lift

[divider] [space height=”20″] [toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”I have been suggested to have an open forehead lift. What is the difference between this one and the endoscopic one?”]In an open forehead lift, an incision is made in the scalp that goes from ear to ear, so it is much more invasive than an endoscopic lift, in which four or five small 1.5 cm incisions are made. The risk of complications like loss of feeling or hair loss is much greater with the open lift.
[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”Can the procedure cause an overly tightened, artificial look in the brow?”]It is unlikely, since the surgeon controls the position of the brow and will fix it at the height desired by the patient. Just like with the blepharoplasty, Dr. Nieto always aims for natural results, staying away from “artificial” or “operated” looking faces.
[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”I have a drooping brow as well as a lot of excess skin on my upper eyelids. Can I achieve good results with a blepharoplasty alone? “]It depends on the case. If there really is a lot of excess skin on the eyelids, it is possible that you will attain satisfactory results with only the blepharoplasty and without doing anything to the brow. In cases where the brow is drooping significantly, it is unlikely that only a blepharoplasty will be able to clear the eyelids appropriately.
[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”Can I lose sensation in my scalp?”]Although it is uncommon, you may temporarily lose some sensation in your scalp. This occurs due to the inflammation of nerves following the surgery, but this recovers in a period of a few weeks.
[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”Can this surgery be performed under local anesthesia? “]We use local anesthesia and sedation for this surgery, since it can be done painlessly this way and recovery following sedation is very fast. Sometimes, depending on the type of patient, we perform it using general anesthesia administered using a laryngeal mask, which is a less invasive method of general anesthesia and has a faster recovery period than traditional intubation. In any event, the surgery is always done on an outpatient basis without admittance.
[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”My doctor prescribed children’s aspirin once daily for a vascular condition. He says it is to improve blood flow. Is there any problem with having the surgery? “]Many patients who take blood thinners (Aspirin, ASAs, Plavix, Tromalyt, Warfarin and others) must stop taking them prior to having a brow lift done, since they interfere with blood clotting and can cause post-operative bleeding. We will discuss the possibility of stopping this medication with your doctor.
In some patients who have suffered a heart attack or stroke, stopping this medication is not advisable. In these cases, we will assess the possibility of performing the procedure depending on the medication and the particularcase.

[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”I have health insurance and would like to know if a brow lift is covered by my policy.”]No, the endoscopic brow lift is always considered to be a cosmetic surgery, and therefore is not covered by a health insurance policy.
[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”When can I sunbathe again following a brow lift?”]The incisions are made in the scalp, so they are not very exposed to the sun. In any event, we recommend waiting two weeks and sunbathing with sunscreen after that point.
[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”Will I be able to read after a brow lift? “]Most patients have no problem reading beginning the day after the procedure. If a blepharoplasty is done at the same time, your eyes may feel dry during the first days, which can be treated using artificial tears.
[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”When can I return to work after the surgery?”]It mainly depends on your profession. If your job requires significant physical effort, you must rest for one week, whereas if you work from home with a computer, you will probably be able to resume two days after the procedure. The time off from work also depends on whether you interact with the public; if this is not the case, you may return to work during the first week whenever you feel recovered enough. We will always try to make your time of inactivity as short as possible
[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”I have eye problems that are currently being treated. Will this surgery affect my eyes in any way?”]No; this surgery will neither improve nor worsen your eye problems. Only in cases where it is performed along with a blepharoplasty is it necessary to be more conservative, in cases of severe dry eye.
[/toggle_item] [toggle_item title=”Can I shower normally after a brow lift?”]You can shower normally the day after the procedure unless the doctor has instructed otherwise.
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