Brow Lift Surgery PreparationOctober 1, 2018
Brow Lift Surgery
Brow lift is a plastic surgery procedure to mitigate the aging lines around the brows and forehead, and rejuvenate the brow contour by tightening the soft tissue restoring a more youthful facial appearance.
Detailed preparation before the surgery will enable the patient to accomplish safe and long lasting outcomes.
It is essential for the patient to feel comfortable and relaxed prior to the brow lift procedure. In preparation for the surgery, nutrition, and fitness form an integral part of the process. Prudent board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie MD provides brow lift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and neighborhoods in this area of SoCal.
Arranging Medical Records
After establishing the patient as a candidate for brow lift surgery, the surgeon will review their previous health records. In case the surgeon sees anything alarming in the patient’s medical history, they may consult with the primary care physician or specialist before commencing with the brow lift.
Alternatively, they may make modifications to the surgical plan to ensure safe and predictable outcomes for the patient. On their part, the patient should ask their physician, hospital or specialist to send their past health records directly to the surgeon’s practice for review during the initial consultation.
Diet and Exercise
The brow lift plastic surgery is a comparatively minor surgery. However, the patient should consume a balanced diet and follow a regular exercise regimen prior to the procedure for ideal outcomes.
If the patient is mentally and physically adequately prepared, they will be able to effectively cope with the anesthesia and surgery as well as heal faster. The patient should consume more lean proteins in consultation with a nutritionist for a specific duration pre and post-surgery.
Avoiding Smoking and Alcohol
The patient should honestly disclose their smoking and drinking behaviors to the surgeon during the initial consultation. The surgeon will direct the patient to quit smoking for a minimum of a few weeks before and after the brow lift plastic surgery.
Smoking causes a significant increase in the risks associated with a surgical procedure and delays the recovery process. The patient may have to reduce alcohol consumption, and should not take alcohol at least 48 hours prior to the brow lift procedure.
Modifying the Medication Schedule
In case the patient routinely takes aspirin or other blood thinners or anti-inflammatory meds, they will need to stop using these medications for a particular duration prior to the surgery.
They may also need to avoid certain vitamins, herbal supplements, and prescription drugs for a period in consultation with the prescribing physician. The objective of the surgeon will be to minimize bleeding risks during and following the brow lift surgery.
Transportation and Aftercare
The brow lift surgery is undertaken as an outpatient procedure. Therefore, the patient should enlist a responsible person to drive them back home after the procedure. The patient should arrange for aftercare for a few days following the surgery, especially if they have small kids to care for at home.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie MD receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for a brow lift.
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