After Brow Lifts
The head dressing, if used, will be removed at the first postoperative visit.
The small surgical clips used to close the incision will be removed in the office 4 to 5 days after surgery.
Clean suture lines with hydrogen peroxide and water using a cotton swab four times daily. Apply antibiotic ointment ONLY to the sutures following cleaning for the first three days. Do not apply an antibiotic ointment to any other areas unless instructed by the doctor.
After sutures are removed, fine paper tape may be used on the incision. Please be sure to keep these dry.
Forehead swelling may prevent the upper eyelids from closing completely for several days. Lubricating eye ointment may be used before going to sleep to prevent dryness. Eyedrops can be used during the day if your eyes feel dry.
Numbness and tingling sensations in the forehead may last for several weeks. You may also experience some tenderness in this region.
As the small nerves grow back, bizarre symptoms of itching are often experienced; these will eventually disappear.
Makeup can be used within several days. Although your appearance will be presentable within several weeks, final healing may require several months or longer depending upon your specific surgery.