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How Long Does it Take to Recover From Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery

by Dr. Daniel Lin

How Long is Recovery From Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery? | PasadenaPatients undergoing endoscopic brow lift cosmetic surgery will need a few days of post-operative healing.

At the time of the initial consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient about the recovery process and the estimated downtime involved. They will offer guidelines for post-surgical incision care as well as other steps.

The patient should understand the potential side effects and the possible symptoms of complications. They should follow the surgeon’s guidelines in a committed manner for a safe and predictable recovery process.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides endoscopic brow lift to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar and surrounding areas in California.


Recovery Experience

In the initial 48 hours after the endoscopic brow lift plastic surgery, the patient should apply ice packs around the eyes. This will help reduce inflammation. In addition, they should try to sleep with their head in an elevated position for around one week.

Some tightness in the forehead and brow areas may be experienced in the early recovery stage. To keep the patient comfortable for the first few days of the recovery period, the surgeon may prescribe mild pain medicines.

Endoscopic brow lift recovery does not involve the placement of temporary drains in the incision areas. The inflammation may be prominent in the initial few weeks and will begin reducing from the second week onwards.

The patient may experience minimal bruising in the brow, but the surrounding areas may have slightly more bruising. This will subside completely in nearly two to three weeks.

From the second day of the surgery, the patient may take showers and bathe. But they will need to avoid hot water baths, steam and sauna, and the use of a hairdryer to prevent any harm to their hair or skin in the treated areas. Since the skin is temporarily numb after the procedure, it can be risky to use hot water as the patient may not feel the heat.

The surgeon will remove the sutures in around a week after the endoscopic brow lift. The patient will be encouraged to perform gentle walks and undertake light activities during the initial week.

However, they will need to avoid vigorous exercises and activities for around three weeks or more. The patient should also meet the surgeon for all post-op appointments as schedules to monitor their progress.



The final results of an endoscopic brow lift cosmetic surgery will become apparent over a few months. The hairline incisions, as well as the scalp, will heal completely in around six months, creating a more youthful upper face appearance.

While the effects of aging will continue to develop over time, some treated areas, such as the frown line region in the brows, may not become severe for a long time.


Recovery Guidelines

The patient should follow the surgeon’s post-op guidelines in a diligent manner for a safe recovery. They should wear bandages for around two days following the surgery, and protect the incisions areas against contaminants to reduce the risk of infection.

If the surgeon prescribes an ointment or gel to reduce scarring, the patient should use it as prescribed, carefully avoiding contact with eyes.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar and surrounding areas in California for endoscopic brow lift.

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