I have a demanding job and can’t be out of work very long

Question:

I have a demanding job and can’t be out of work very long. How long does it take the bruising to heal and swelling to reduce after a forehead lift?

Answer:

The short answer is approximately 7-10 days. The forehead lift has been done in our practice for approximately 15 years using an endoscopic approach. This is often referred to as a minimally invasive procedure which essentially takes advantage of advanced technology, fiber optics and small incisions which reduces the recovery period significantly. We usually tell patients to prepare for 7-10 days for recovery. My standard line to patients is that they are not necessarily ready for the ‘family photograph’ at day 11. Most people take time off from work and return in 10-14 days.