What can I expect after an endoscopic forehead lift?
After a forehead lift, the operated area and the upper eyelids can swell and turn blue. It almost never happens that this swelling is so severe that you are not able to see through your eyes anymore. To prevent swelling and bruising as much as possible, you will have a firm bandage around the head and forehead immediately after the procedure (even before you wake up). You can remove this bandage after 48 hours. After this you are also allowed to wash your hair again. Any swelling around the eyes is usually largely gone after two weeks. In the beginning, the eyebrows seem to be a bit high. Rest assured, after a few weeks they have dropped to a normal position.
Most people do not experience a forehead lift as very painful. Take a paracetamol against any pain. If this does not help or if the pain increases, contact us.
After about seven to ten days you have an appointment at the outpatient clinic. In this clinic, the plastic surgeon will removes the stitches. Another week later he removes the insoluble screws. This is not painful.
For the first four to six weeks, try to avoid coughing, pressing, lifting or bending a lot. This gives a high pressure on the wound and can disrupt wound healing. Also, during the first six weeks you can not exercise to avoid contact with or pressure on the wound (s).