Brow lift - continous headache. (photo)
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Thank you for your question. A brow lift can create uncomfortable headaches. You should have begun your medicinal schedule per your board certified facial plastic surgeon's treatment plan. Please be sure that you are following your surgeon's recovery guidelines carefully.
Headache following brow lift
Headache following a browlift is the rule. It typically resolves within 3 days post-op, but may persist up to a week. It is a function of irritation of the supra-trochlear and supra-orbital nerves which may be stretched or otherwise irritated during the procedure. It always resolves. In addition to prescribed pain medications, NSAIDS may be helpful. Also if you are a coffee drinker make sure to get your caffeine fix. Regards.
Pain after brow lift
Most people who have had an endoscopic brow lift say that it is pretty uncomfortable for the first 24-48 hours. If you are still having discomfort, try taking some anti-inflammatory medication such as Motrin or Naprosyn. Also check in with your surgeon to make sure the wounds are healing ok.
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