During the consultation, your surgeon will go
over the different brow lift techniques and will show you which one will be
right for you. You will also be given instructions on what
medications to avoid during your surgery. There are many medications -
both prescription and over the counter that can thin your blood and cause
increased bleeding. Make sure you tell your surgeon everything you are
list of over the counter
medications and supplements to avoid will be given to you during your
During the consultation, the patient needs to
make sure that their surgeon is aware:
Including poor circulation - including
High blood pressure
Blood clotting disorders
Excessive scarring - keloid or
If you are a smoker
All medication that a patient is taking
Any medication you are allergic to
If you are a smoker, most surgeons like you to
quit at least two weeks prior the surgical procedure and also for two weeks
after. Make sure you read our section on smoking and cosmetic surgery
procedures. All forms of nicotine need to be stopped - cigarettes,
nicotine gum, and also nicotine patches can all lead to healing problems.
alcohol or salty foods for three days prior to surgery to decrease fluid
retention and swelling.
Nutrition is very important both before and after
your surgery. Eating the proper diet will help your body heal with making
sure it gets the proper nutrients and vitamins
More than likely
your surgeon will ask you to see your primary physician for a physical exam and
blood tests (CBC) Complete Blood Count to make sure you are healthy.
plastic surgeon's pre and post operative instructions.