Jon Caster, MD
Procedures

What to expect after Surgery & Potential Complication

What Results Can I Expect After Surgery? 

  • Immediately after surgery, you will experience some temporary swelling and bruising in your eyebrow and forehead areas, which could last for up to 10 days. The originally night, it’s important to rest with your head elevated. You can use a cold compress to help control swelling. You could also experience mild discomfort at the surgical site, which is typically controlled with doctor prescribed oral medications. Head dressings and drain tubes (if used) are removed within a few days after surgery. You can usually take a shower and wash your hair a few days later. When healing begins, you could experience numbing and itching at the incision sites. Most patients recover from traditional brow lift surgery in about 2 weeks. Recovery time can be even faster with endoscopic brow lift surgery. At this point, you could feel the Endotine Forehead device under the skin and experience some increased sensitivity in the area until the bioabsorbable material goes away.
  • If you’re like most brow lift patients, you’ll be very pleased with your refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Although it could take several months to see the final results, you’ll probably agree that your new look was worth the wait.
  • The length of time your brow lift lasts will vary. A number of factors, including heredity and lifestyle, all play a role in your long-term results. Although you will appear younger, remember that you are still continuing to age. In the future, you could also want to make additional surgical improvements.
  • Complications of brow lifts depend on the technique used.
  • Complications could be related to either the incision or due to the extent of dissection site.

Potential complications include

  • Visible scar
  • Alopecia is believed to due to ischemia along the opposing wound edges,
  • Hypesthesia and hematoma
  • Overcorrection
  • Undercorrection

What are the Surgical Risks?

  • Each year, thousands of men and women undergo endoscopic brow lift procedures and experience no complications.
  • Although problems are rare and usually minor, it’s best to discuss possible complications with your surgeon. And, remember that you can help minimize risks by following the advice and instructions you receive from your health care professional, both before and after surgery.

Possible Risks Associated with the ENDOTINE Forehead Fixation Device and Other Medical Implants?

  • Although the ENDOTINE Forehead fixation device is designed for endoscopic appearance. brow lift surgery, it’s important to understand there are potentialrisks inherent in this and other medical implants. For example, you mayexperience discomfort, infection, and wound healing problems over the implant. In addition, you could be able to feel the device under the skin which could be sensitive to touch. Much less likely, but possible, is that your skin or hair could become thinner over the device, and you could experience some scarring if there is a wound healing complication around the device. At some point, you could want to remove the implant requiring a minor procedure if your sensitivity to the device is great enough that you don’t want to wait until the implant dissolves.
  • Since the ENDOTINE Forehead fixation device and other fixation devices used in endoscopic brow lift surgery are anchored in the bone of the skull,other risks are possible, though extremely rare. There could be complications from making the bone hole that could lead to serious injury. There is a possibility of bone infection, or the device could disengage from the bone leading to a compromised surgical result or feeling of a moving implant under your skin. And, although the ENDOTINE Forehead fixation device is absorbable, you could experience prolonged absorption time and want to remove the device, especially if you are experiencing discomfort or other problems.

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