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What is the recovery with Browlift Procedures?

What is the recovery with Browlift Procedures and why the YoungVitalizer (The Breakthrough Incision Less Brow Lift) may be the better option – Seattle | Bellevue?

As one of the most experienced Seattle forehead lift surgeons, Dr. Young carefully evaluates each patient’s facial structure and aesthetic desires in order to recommend the best surgical techniques.

Recovery varies for each individual. In general, the recovery process can last about one week. The first 24-48 you may experience some swelling and mild bruising, which will begin to subside by the third or fourth day and will significantly decrease after the first week. At two weeks, you can expect 20% of the swelling to have gone down; at four weeks, you can expect 40% of the swelling to have gone down.  To reduce the risk of bruising, you will be advised to stop taking fish oil, Vitamin E, herbal medications, supplements, aspirin and anti-inflammatories 1-2 weeks prior to treatment.

Dr. Young will typically place sutures in the treated area that will be removed six days after your surgery. Most patients return to work within a week or even sooner.

You may experience some discomfort during the recovery process, but you will have a prescription for pain medication. Additionally, icing every hour can help with the discomfort and swelling.

Here is an example of a star who had an eyelift and browlift, Kenny Rogers below. You can avoid an unnatural look by avoiding a browlift in many cases:


How is the recovery different from the YoungVitalizer, an Incision Less Brow Lift Alternative?

For one, the YoungVitalizer can rejuvenate the eyebrow | upper eyelid with no incisions. This simple fact can allude to the faster recovery with the YoungVitalizer. The incisions in a brow lift and the extra surgical dissection can make healing a challenge most of the time with browlifts. Nerves can be damaged with browlifts leading to the possibility of movement disorders with your eyebrows including the possibility of paralysis of your brow muscles. You can get a hematoma and infection with the greater surgical dissection.  With surgical incision necessary brow lifts, you will likely need drains and the constant care needed with drains.  You can read about the Risks of Browlifts here. Also, the sutures will need daily 2-3 times / day cleaning and the chance of significant scarring from the incisions.

Most of these recovery hurdles and complications are rare and not necessary with the YoungVitalizer given its incision less approach.  This is based on the simple fact that incisions aren’t used. The rejuvenation is done through injections. In our opinion the results last the same or longer and are better.

You can read about why The YoungVitalizer (Incision Less Brow lift Alternative) is better than Traditional Browlifts here.