Eyebrow Lift Surgery – Surprising Aftereffects Post Surgery

Eyebrow lift surgery is one of the cosmetic procedures that is increasing in popularity mainly due to how straightforward it is. Considered by many to be more effective than Botox injections, an eyebrow lift can significantly transform your appearance by eliminating the telltale signs of ageing such as drooping eyebrows, eye bags and crow's feet. As with any other surgical procedure, you should expect to endure a healing period after as your face will feel a tad banged up. However, in addition to the expected side effects such as pain and bruising, there are surprising side effects that you may not be aware of. Read on for a few of the startling aftereffects you could experience after your eyebrow lift. 

An increase in urination

Before you undergo your eyebrow lift, your doctor will put you under intravenous sedation. Although IV sedation does have some advantages when compared to being completely under general anaesthesia, there is one curious side effect of this treatment. While undergoing your procedure, your body will experience an increase in fluids due to the IV sedation. Thus, once you are done with the surgery, you will want to go to the bathroom more often than usual. It is recommended to spend the first several hours of recuperating near a bathroom so that you would not have to venture far off for your bathroom break. It is also recommended to increase your intake of water since your body will be getting dehydrated with the increased urination.

An increase in swelling

Once you come out of your cosmetic surgery, it is natural for your eye area to be swollen and bruised from the eyebrow lift. People assume that this swelling will immediately abate as they recuperate. What may surprise you, however, is that the swelling could become significantly more conspicuous a day after the surgery than it was immediately post-surgery. The reason for this dramatic increase in swelling is that your body is still trying to get rid of some of the fluids that accumulated during the procedure. Fortunately, this is only a temporary side effect, and you will be looking back to normal in a few days. To accelerate the process, you could take a few measures such as sleeping with your head elevated plus applying cold compresses gently on the surgical area. It should also be noted that some itching could accompany the increased swelling, but resist the urge to scratch your face to avoid tampering with your sutures.