Forgot I can't do heavy lifting. Could this activity still have damaged my healing process some way?
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Brow lift post-op care reminders
The prohibition on lifting heavy things after brow lift surgery is typically for a week after the procedure. Since you had your surgery over 10 days ago and have not reported elevated blood pressure and bleeding, you should be okay. Fortunately, you don’t appear to have suffered any of the other problems others experience after undergoing a brow lift like numbness (can last 4-6 weeks post-surgery but up to 6 months to fully disappear) and discoloration.
You should continue to follow your doctor’s post-op care guidelines: Avoid hitting/bumping your face and brow; not picking up small kids; sleeping with the head elevated off the bed for 1-2 weeks after surgery; avoid straining during bowel elimination (a laxative will be helpful + proper diet, plenty of water and walking); no smoking during recovery; no sun exposure for 3 months; and lastly, avoid drinking alcohol for the first few weeks after surgery. Remember, BE PATIENT during the healing process. The best patient is an informed patient, so do not hesitate to seek answers to your questions