How is it done?
Brow lifting is a procedure which raises the outer part of the eyebrow and reduces wrinkling of the forehead. The lifting of the lateral eyebrows has the secondary effect of taking up excess skin of the upper eyelids and may obviate the need for doing an upper lid blepharoplasty. Dr Cooper uses an endoscopically assisted open temporal approach as he believes only the lateral brow requires attention in the majority of cases.
What are the risks?
There is a small risk of bleeding when performing a brow lift and occasionally drains may be left in the forehead. Other complications include damage to the sensory or motor nerves that supply the forehead, and sometimes very small areas of hair loss around the incision sites. These complications are usually only temporary. Unusual sensory symptoms can however be annoying in the recovery phase.
Generally it’s best to recuperate at home where things are familiar and you can access help. Some people elect to go away for their recuperation and that’s fine as long as you have adequate access to wound care and help with daily chores.
Following your surgery you will be prescribed pain medication which may be an analgesic or an anti-inflammatory or sometimes a combination and this prescription is given to you by your anaesthetist . Should you have concerns about post-operative pain relief then you need to address these with your anaesthetist.
Plastic surgeons undergo extended rigorous training which involves at least 7 years post graduate study. As part of that program they learn about cosmetic surgery. Under current legislation anyone can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon provided they are a doctor. However, unless you have a higher specialist qualification in plastic surgery you are not allowed to call yourself a Plastic Surgeon. Dr Cooper is a qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who performs cosmetic surgery.