After Browlift

After your brow, frontal and temporal lift surgery the nurses will go over all instructions with the person that will be accompanying you at home.

  • Don’t be surprised at the pale, bruised, and puffy face you see. This is normal and will last around 10 days.
  • There is usually no significant discomfort after surgery; pain medication will be prescribed by Dr. Bourget to diminish any discomfort you will have.
  • Your head will be bandaged after your surgery (and should not be removed).
  • Some numbness of the skin is quite normal; it will disappear in a few months.
  • The sutures or staples will be removed in a week to 10 days.
  • Hair may be thin for some time around surgical sites.


  • It is recommended that you keep your head elevated and as still as possible for a couple of days after surgery, to keep the swelling down.
  • Continuously apply cold compress for 24 to 48 hours after your surgery.
  • Recovery time will vary, depending on your surgery, usually a period of 7 to 12 days will be needed.
  • Avoid driving an automobile for at least 24 to 48 hours after surgery.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, heavy housework for at least 2 weeks. Alcohol, steam baths and saunas should be avoided for several months.

Your first post-op appointment will be scheduled the day after surgery, and other follow-up appointments will be scheduled depending on your progress.

Do not apply makeup or facial creams until Dr. Bourget feels you are ready.