A lower brow lift surgery has a lower risk of complications than an upper brow lift. The procedure is performed by making several small incisions above the eyebrow hairs. A doctor then contours and lifts the eyebrows to achieve the desired results. The incisions are closed with stitches, which are removed in the office. You can usually resume normal activities within two weeks. The scar is minimal and will last a lifetime.
Post-operative care is straightforward. After the procedure, you will be allowed to return home after about ten days. Your recovery will include a few weeks of rest. Most patients can return to work within two to three weeks, while those who require heavy lifting should stay off for at least four weeks. You can resume work within 10 days of the procedure. In some cases, you may need to take off a month to recover. After the surgery, you will feel a slight numbness on your face.
Once the incisions have healed, you should avoid strenuous exercise. This includes strenuous exercises and aerobics. Your surgeon will use an endoscope, which is a camera device that can see beneath the skin. The surgeon will then insert an instrument through the other incision to gently lift the skin of the forehead. The implanted device will fix the brow with sutures and a crease to correct any unevenness. You should wait about three to four weeks before returning to your normal workout routine.