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Browlift Experience with Pain - London, UK

I’m in day 3 of recovery for an endoscopic brow...

I’m in day 3 of recovery for an endoscopic brow lift. It was to correct asymmetry and to make me look better but I will have to wait and see about that. One thing I would like to clear up is that the first night was very very painful. My surgeon said the feedback he got was that there was next to no pain and what I have read on here was the same. The nurses at the hospital told me it is one of the most painful procedures they have seen patients go through and all they can do is make you more comfortable. I believe with proper pain killers like Oxycontin, which they never gave me, this would have been properly managed and would have made me much more comfortable. If I had known I would not have gotten this in hospital I would have brought my own painkillers! Don’t let it put you off but ask for morphine based pain killers

It is 10 days after the operation. I had my...

It is 10 days after the operation. I had my bandages off 2 days ago. My nose is still swollen but I can see the bump and bridge is more refined so I’m very happy with that. The nurse said my nose will keep refining for 3 months as the swelling goes down so I will see my surgeon then. The endoscopic brow lift has left me with 3 scars around my hairline and I can’t feel my forehead. There is swelling and very slight bruising on my forehead. I have bruising under my eyes that fades each day. I was interested to read that an endoscopic is more painful than a general browlift the old fashioned way as I thought this was a more advanced procedure. I would have liked more feline look to my eyes but I love the fact my forehead lines and furrowing between my eyebrows has gone. I’m not sure what I make of the eyebrow lift yet but I wasn’t expecting miracles. With the bruising, swelling and sensitive forehead I am guessing that this may change over the months as well. I am very happy that I went through with this as I have hated my nose since high school and the asymmetry with my eyebrows and ageing has worsened over the past five years. You need to be very prepared for the pain and recovery and just try to enjoy the time you need to recover.

I would have liked more of a difference and my...

I would have liked more of a difference and my eyebrows to have been flicked out at the corners for all the pain and recovery. I have had botox twice to lift the area so that is a little disappointing that I still have to correct it. The pros are that my eyes do have more lid. My forehead is smoother. Cons Maybe my eyes are too round now which isn’t desirable and too little change. But, as a friend said if you can’t tell you have had work then it was successful! Please choose a surgeon that is not too conservative and wait for the right one. I was desperate and couldn’t. He was very good though I wanted more.
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3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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I'm sorry it didn't end up how you'd hoped, Sandy, but thanks for the update. Do you plan to keep getting Botox to "touch it up" or will you seek a revision?

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Thanks for posting your story so far. Sounds like you're doing pretty well, even so early in your recovery period. Please keep us posted on your progress. :)

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