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Brow Lift Plastic Surgery Risks And SafetyBrow Lift Plastic Surgery 

Some degree of risk is involved in any cosmetic surgery procedure, although the risks are quite low in case of brow lift surgery. It is vital for a patient to discuss their medical history and personal cosmetic goals before going ahead with a brow lift. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will educate them about the potential risks and benefits of the surgery.

The patient is required to sign consent forms saying that they have understood the risks and are willing to go ahead with the surgery.

Therefore, it is a good idea to have a detailed consultation and understand the risks before make a final choice. Prolific, tremendous, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides brow lift to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding locations in The Golden State.

List of Potential Risks

Brow lift may potentially lead to the following post-operative complications in rare cases:

  • Bacterial infection
  • Poor reaction to anesthesia
  • Hair loss at incision site
  • Stiff forehead muscles or brows
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Nerve damage (temporary or permanent)
  • Facial or brow asymmetry
  • Numbness or other skin sensation changes
  • Slow wound healing
  • Hair loss at the incision site
  • Hair loss at the eyelashes
  • Raised, higher hairline
  • Loss of skin
  • Eye irritation or dryness
  • Eyelid disorders
  • Irregular skin contour
  • Skin discoloration
  • Visible or irritated sutures
  • Dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome
  • Need for revision surgery
  • Deep vein thrombosis

Side Effects

Brow lift cosmetic surgery is likely to create a few side effects that will mostly subside within a few days. In any case, the side effects are minimal in case of an endoscopic brow lift. The typical post-surgical side effects of brow lift include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Pain or general discomfort
  • Tiredness
  • Itching

Mild swelling may last for a few weeks, but will usually require no special treatment. Patients should use ice therapy in the first 48 hours after the surgery in order to minimize the swelling.

Risk Mitigation

Before undergoing brow lift surgery, the patient will meet with a qualified surgeon to determine whether they are a suitable candidate, and which brow lift technique is right for their specific case. Patients should ideally choose a board certified plastic surgeon for brow lift.

These surgeons typically adopt cutting edge surgical techniques, follow the best medical practices and standards, pursue continuing education, and adhere to the latest safety protocols. The patient should also be committed to following the surgeon’s pre- and post-operative care instructions in order to minimize their risk of complications.

If the patient is a smoker, they should be particularly careful about avoiding smoking for a few weeks before and after the surgery as advised by the surgeon. Patients with a history of blood clotting or raised scars should also share this information with the surgeon.

Remarkable, dedicated, and caring plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and other towns and suburbs in this area of the country.

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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