If you have noticed that you look sad and grumpy on the outside all of the time but you don’t feel that way on the inside, then it may be due to some sagging skin around your eyebrows. As you age, your skin starts to lose a lot of elasticity; especially around your eyes and forehead, which can make you look a lot more tired and less youthful. So, other than Botox, what are some other ways to help make you look more awake and alive? A forehead lift.
What Is a Forehead Lift?
Here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, we offer patients a variety of surgical procedures to help reverse signs of aging including a forehead lift. A forehead lift tightens the skin and soft tissues on the forehead to help counteract the effects of gravity and age; giving you a more youthful forehead, upper eyelids, and eyebrow line.
How to Prepare for a Forehead Lift
Just like with any sort of surgery that Dr. Price performs, we will send you home with everything that you need to know about preparing for your surgery. However, just to reiterate, let’s take a closer look at how you can prepare for your big surgery day.
- Stop smoking at least six weeks before your surgery because it can increase your risk of surgical complications.
- Avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, large doses of Vitamin C or Vitamin E, fish oil, and flaxseed oil. These types of medications can increase bleeding episodes during and after the procedure.
- Arrange for someone to drive you to the clinic on the day of the surgery and to drive you home afterward. Additionally, someone should be with you during the first night following your procedure.
- Prepare for your recovery by getting ice packs or frozen peas ready in the freezer to reduce swelling after surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
Preparing for a forehead lift doesn’t have to be hard and complicated but it can make your entire experience a lot more enjoyable. To learn more about surgery, preparation, or recovery, schedule an appointment at our Guilford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.