I am scheduled for a brow lift. But I also have a vacation to Hawaii

Question:

I am scheduled for a brow lift. But I also have a vacation to Hawaii planned for about two months after the surgery. I know I need to stay out of the sun, but what exactly would happen if I spent too much time in the sun two months after the surgery?

Answer:

Typically we request that patients stay local after having a browlift for seven-ten days. At that point it is acceptable to travel as many of our patients do come from out of the area. To answer your question directly, too much sun could give somewhat of a sunburn on the scalp which would result in additional swelling and possibly even prolonging the process. Typically every last bit of swelling is gone at approximately two-three months, however, if someone were to have a severe sunburn, this may delay the process. Providing that one wears a hat, there is really no restriction at the two-three week point for being out in the sun. Posted by Dr. Williams