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    Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery Risks and Safety

    Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery Risks and SafetyBrow lift or forehead lift cosmetic surgery, just like any other surgical procedure, will involve certain amount of risks. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will apprise the patient of the potential risks and benefits. Dignified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides brow lift to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other towns and suburbs in The Peach State.

    Temporary Post-Surgical Effects

    Patients can expect the following mild side effects during recovery from a brow lift or forehead lift cosmetic surgery procedure:


    The patient will experience some bruising and swelling on the forehead during the recovery period. The bruising and swelling can also extend to the eye and cheek region for certain patients.


    The patient may experience itchiness on the incisions as the wound heals. It is not advisable to scratch as it can cause disturbance in the growing tissue, hinder the healing process, and heighten the possibility of scarring and infection.


    Experiencing numbness around the incision area is quite common due to the possibility of the nerves being extended or bruised during the procedure. The numbness may remain for many months with odd or tingling sensations which may occur as normal function returns. The nerves may take up to one year to resume their normal state.

    Risks and Complications

    Brow lift procedures are safer than various other types of plastic surgeries. However, some risk of complications still exists. The patient must weigh the potential advantages of a brow lift against the possible risks.

    The patient should disclose health history and information on other conditions to the surgeon. This can help them tailor the surgery to meet your specific needs and mitigate the risks. The surgeon will also inform the patient of specific risks and how such risks can be reduced. The patient must follow the surgeon’s advice on appropriate pre- and post-op care. This can significantly mitigate the risk of post-operative complications.

    Some of the potential complications in a brow lift procedure are as follows:

    • Facial asymmetry
    • Elevated hairline
    • Permanent and unfavorable scarring
    • Skin discoloration
    • Irritation and dryness in the eyes
    • Eyelid disorders such as sagginess in the lower eyelid or abnormal positioning of the upper lid
    • Persistent pain
    • Potential revision surgery
    • Bleeding
    • Anesthesia risks
    • Infection
    • Face nerve injury with weakness, paralysis, or loss of feeling

    Outcomes and Rates of Satisfaction

    It may take many months for any remaining swelling to subside and the incision lines to fade before the final outcomes are visible. After the patient heals, they can enjoy their new reinvigorated and rejuvenated appearance. The forehead will be free of creases and smooth while the repositioning of the eyebrows will offer a more attractive and alert look.

    Several brow lift patients attest the surgery’s post-operative benefits. According to a survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 93.6 percent patients report satisfaction with the brow lift surgery.

    Brow lift surgery patients highlight how this surgery revitalized their appearance. Their friends and family often remark on their more youthful and rested facial appearance.

    Brow lifts offer long-lasting outcomes with the results sustaining up to 10 years with the correct upkeep and maintenance. Patients can increase the longevity of the outcomes through avoiding excessive exposure to the sun as well as wearing sunscreen.

    A well-balanced diet, reduced levels of stress, and a proper skin care regimen can help preserve the attractive results. Reliable plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas in this glorious part of the country for a forehead lift.

    For more information on procedures and treatments offered by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul McCluskey and the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, visit:

    Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead,  Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.