Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Baker will provide you with pre-operative instructions, which may include lab testing and a medical examination from your general practitioner.
You should quit smoking at least four weeks before surgery and stop taking aspirin and medication that thins your blood two to three weeks before your appointment. This will help improve circulation, encourage healing, and reduce potential bruising or bleeding issues.
Be sure to drink plenty of water for hydration the week before your surgery. We recommend that you invite a family member or friend to assist you during your initial recovery. You will also need to have someone drive you home after the procedure.
Brow lift surgery offers long-lasting results, but it will not stop the aging process. Everyone ages at a different rate depending on genetics, skin type and health habits, including diet and exercise. Dr. Baker may recommend non-surgical rejuvenation treatments to help you maintain or enhance your forehead lift results. For example, regular Botox treatments will help keep new wrinkles to a minimum and maintain brow position.
The brow lift only addresses the forehead and upper area of the face and is often combined with an eyelid lift or facelift for overall facial rejuvenation. Dr. Baker will ask about your long-term goals during your consultation, and he may recommend combining another treatment with the brow lift.
Your brow lift will address noticeably sagging brows and the wrinkles caused by drooping brows. Botox and dermal fillers are recommended to treat crow’s feet and frown lines not caused by drooping brows. Dr. Baker will discuss these options with you during your consultation.
Non-invasive alternatives like Botox and fillers are used to affect the muscles in the brow and may achieve some results. Dr. Baker will discuss non-surgical options with you during your consultation.
Dr. Baker uses the smallest incisions possible to reduce noticeable scars and will review the incision placement with you during your consultation. It is essential that you avoid the bright Florida sunshine during your recovery and follow all of Dr. Baker’s care instructions to reduce the risk of scarring and infection and to ensure proper healing. The incisions should fade significantly over time.
Dr. Baker will discuss brow lift risks during your consultation. Possible risks may include bruising and swelling, incision bleeding, anesthesia complications, infection, and the need for revision surgery. Patients can significantly reduce operational risks by choosing an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Baker.
You will see immediate results but will experience the full effects in approximately three months when all the swelling has disappeared. You will see reduced signs of aging, lifted brows and a friendly, alert expression. Dr. Baker will discuss the personalized results that you can expect during your consultation.