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6 days post op Browlift. They seem too high for me. How long does it take a brow lift to look more natural after surgery

I am hoping they are still swollen and will relax a bit. How long does it take a brow lift to look more natural after surgery. I am so down about this. The brow hair seems to run across my brow bone, not above

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Brow Lift Too High

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I would not be worried. Overcorrection is usually done during brow lift surgery as we know that there will be some relaxation and the brow will settle down to a lower more appropriate position. This usually takes 2 to 4 weeks.


Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
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Brow position early post op Brow Lift

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You are still swollen and need to give it time before you judge the final result of your brow lift surgery.  A photo would be helpful.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Brow Positions Following Brow Lift.

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The brows will descend downward with time (weeks to months).  Some of this depends on the thickness of your forehead tissue and the manner of fixation that your surgeon performed.  6 days postop is too early to be concerned.  I would discuss with your surgeon at your postoperative appointment.  

John R. Burroughs, MD
Colorado Springs Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Brow position generally settles with time. Plastic surgeons generally place the eyebrow where they feel appropriate, possibly a little higher. With time, everyone's eyebrows fall down again to a certain degree. Generally, most of the healing occurs within a few weeks after surgery. If you haven't already, then speak with your brow lift surgeon and discuss your concerns.

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Typically changes would continue to occur for weeks to months so I would not get very concerned at this point. Be patient.

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Brow lift recovery

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It would be fairly normal for the brows not to look exactly right 6 days after surgery.  Normally, the brows will fall a bit after surgery but this can take weeks to months to occur.  There still would be some expected swelling present 6 days after the procedure as well.  Your appearance should improve slowly with more time.  

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