Brow Lift

Instructions for After Brow Lift Surgery

After your brow, frontal and temporal lift surgery the nurses will go over all instructions with the person that will be accompanying you at home.

  • Don’t be surprised at the pale, bruised, and puffy face you see. This is normal and will last around 10 days.
  • There is usually no significant discomfort after surgery; pain medication will be prescribed by Dr. Reynolds to diminish any discomfort you will have.
  • Your head will be bandaged after your surgery (and should not be removed).
  • Some numbness of the skin is quite normal; it will disappear in a few months.
  • The sutures or staples will be removed in a week to 10 days.
  • Hair may be thin for some time around surgical sites.


  • It is recommended that you keep your head elevated and as still as possible for a couple of days after surgery, to keep the swelling down.
  • Continuously apply cold compress for 24 to 48 hours after your surgery.
  • Recovery time will vary, depending on your surgery, usually a period of 7 to 12 days will be needed.
  • Avoid driving an automobile for at least 24 to 48 hours after surgery.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, heavy housework for at least 2 weeks. Alcohol, steam baths and saunas should be avoided for several months.

Your first post-op appointment will be scheduled the day after surgery, and other follow-up appointments will be scheduled depending on your progress.

Do not apply makeup or facial creams until Dr. Reynolds feels you are ready.

View or Download Post Operative Instructions for Brow Lift Surgery (shown above)

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