Every operation involves risks. These include the following: The risks and complications vary depending on the type of operation. In general, the smaller the operation, the smaller the complications.
For example, swelling, redness, pain and haematomas are significantly less pronounced with the keyhole method of eyebrow lifting than with the other two methods presented. However, there are advantages and disadvantages with each surgical method. – Pain When you wake up from general anaesthesia, or when the local anaesthesia wears off, you may feel pain especially in the area of the incisions.
As the pain threshold varies from person to person, it is not possible to make any predictions about the intensity of pain. You can use the usual painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen from the pharmacy to relieve the pain. If the pain is severe, it can also be treated by your plastic surgeon using local anaesthetics.
- Numbness In the area of the incision, but also in the area of the whole operation area, numbness can occur after the operation. These are not always reversible. – Bleeding Bleeding can occur during any operation.
If you suffer from a known coagulation disorder, please inform your doctor before the operation. – Bruises/haematomas In most cases, bruises occur after the operation. These are usually in the area around the incision, but can occur in the entire forehead, eye and cheek area.
However, they disappear within a few weeks. – Swelling Swelling will also occur after the operation. However, you can influence the degree of swelling by carefully cooling the skin after the operation.
However, keep in mind that scars become visible again with hair loss. In addition, some people tend to have keloid scarring, which can lead to large, unsightly scars. – Hair loss In the area of the incision, hair loss can occur after the operation.
Especially keloid scarring can lead to permanent poor hair growth. – Infections Every surgical procedure carries the risk of infection. If the wound is not kept clean after the operation, it can become infected.
This in turn can lead to unsightly scars. It may also be necessary to take antibiotics. – Tension of the skin After the operation there may be a feeling of tension in the skin.
Some patients have difficulty closing their eyes due to the increased tension of the skin. However, this usually passes in a few days. – Injury to the nerves In very rare cases, damage to the facial nerve nervus Facialis can occur.
This nerve controls the randomly controllable musculature. Injury to the facial nerve can lead to paralysis of these muscles. In rare cases the paralysis persists.
- Asymmetry After an eyebrow lift, asymmetry of the eyebrows can occur. However, these are usually very discreet and hardly visible. However, it may be necessary to correct them again.
Both the treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox®) and the treatment with hyaluronic acid normally leave no scars. Only the injection sites may still be visible after the treatment. However, these are no longer visible after a few days at the latest.