Had a contour brow lift 2 1/2 weeks ago. Love the look. Friends say it has taken 10 years off of my 45-year-old face!
The procedure itself was done under a local and was uneventful. (I will never forget the odd crushing sound, however). The doctor sent me home with Darvocet, which was not a strong enough pain killer for the first couple of days.
When I first looked in the mirror, I was shocked to see a very "surprised" and overcorrected look! However, the next day, my eyes and brows relaxed and looked great with hardly any swelling. The second through fourth days I had a good amount of swelling and bruising.
I have two side effects and they are bad headaches everyday and a slight indentation on one side of my forehead. The doctor messed with that side on the second day. big note: do not let them mess with your forehead the second day unless you are numbed. It is VERY painful to the touch. Oh, another side effect is that one eye lid is drooping slightly. The doctor said it is probably from Botox because he did not do anything with the eye muscles that would cause that. He said it would go away when the Botox wears off.
One last note, it is always harder to recover than the doctors let on. Take your time, at least a week, to recover. Sleep on your back for three weeks. Rest in the afternoon when your head starts to hurt.
In summary, I don't feel great yet, but I look great!
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