An endoscopic brow lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure meant to reverse the signs of aging and create a more youthful definition to the brow by tightening the soft tissue. A detailed preparation before the surgery will enable the patient to achieve safe and long-lasting outcomes.
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 locations in California.
Arranging Health Records
After a patient is determined as a candidate for endoscopic brow lift plastic surgery, the surgeon will need to assess their previous medical records. In case the surgeon detects any concerns, they may discuss with the physician prior to proceeding with an endoscopic brow lift or may change the surgical plan to ensure complete patient safety.
The patient should request their doctor, specialist, or hospital to send their previous health records directly to the surgeon’s office for evaluation during the initial consultation.
Diet and Exercise
An endoscopic brow lift is a relatively simple procedure. However, the patient should ideally consume a well-balanced diet and maintain a regular exercise plan as far as possible prior to the procedure.
A healthy patient will be better mentally and physically prepared to cope with anesthesia and surgery. Such patients will also heal better. The patient may increase their lean protein intake in consultation with a nutritionist for a specific period pre and post-surgery.
Avoiding Smoking and Alcohol
The patient should honestly reveal their smoking and drinking behaviors to the surgeon during the initial consultation. The surgeon will direct the patient to discontinue smoking for a minimum of a few weeks before the endoscopic brow lift procedure.
Smoking can greatly increase the risk of complications and slow recovery. The patient may need to decrease alcohol consumption in the weeks ahead of the surgery, and totally avoid drinking at least 48 hours before the procedure.
Adjusting Medication Schedule
In case the patient routinely takes aspirin or other blood thinners or anti-inflammatory medicines, they will need to discontinue using them for a specified duration prior to the cosmetic surgery.
Specific herbal supplements, vitamins, or even prescription drugs may have to be discontinued for some time in consultation with the prescribing doctor. The surgeon will aim to minimize the risk of bleeding during and after the procedure.
Transportation and Aftercare
An endoscopic brow lift is typically undertaken as an outpatient procedure. Therefore, the patient should arrange for someone to drive them back home after the surgery. They may also make arrangements for aftercare for a few days, especially if they have small children to take care of.
Other Preparatory Suggestions
Drink plenty of water before and after the surgery
Fill all prescriptions before the surgery
Set up a recovery area at home ahead of the procedure
Arrange extra pillows to raise the head
Prepare ice packs
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 nearby areas in California for endoscopic brow lift.
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