Before you agree to have any procedure performed on yourself, you should know exactly what you're heading into. This means that you should not only be aware of the methodology, but also what it will be like for you immediately after the procedure is complete, and how long it will take for you to be back to normal.
This is the case even for very minor things like an eyebrow lift—perhaps even more so. Some people may assume that because the procedure is 'minor', it will have no recovery period, and this is simply not the case. This article aims to inform you about exactly what to expect and prepare for so that you can get through the entire process as quickly as possible.
During the Procedure
Your brow lift will be performed using a local anaesthetic, not a general one. As such, while you don't need to anticipate being out for a few hours, you should expect numbness in the face, and you may struggle to control parts of your face. Local anaesthetics are not dangerous; they're very commonplace, and the doctors conducting your procedure will absolutely know what they're doing. They'll also be on hand to answer any questions you may have, including an estimate for exactly how long it will take the anaesthetic to wear off. In any case, however, you probably shouldn't intend to go back to work after the procedure is completed.
Most surgeons who perform eyebrow lifts recommend that you sleep upright in order to let your face settle and heal. In order to facilitate this, you may wish to buy a neck pillow in advance to prop yourself up with, or at least find a way that you can sleep comfortably propped up by pillows. That way, you won't be tired and in discomfort while you're healing! Healing will generally take about fourteen days, but of course, this will vary depending on you and your metabolism, and any bruising you experience may actually fade away quicker than this.
As previously mentioned, having a brow lift is not a major or difficult procedure, and you should find that the healing process is smooth and easy to match this—as long as you're prepared for it, that is. Still, as with any other procedure, you should keep your eyes peeled for complications such as scarring or loss of feeling. These are rare, but should be reported to your doctor as soon as you notice them in order to ensure that nothing major has gone wrong.