A brow lift is a facial plastic surgery that lifts and repositions the brows and structures of the forehead. It can treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and create a more youthful look. Patients who undergo this procedure–especially those considering local anesthesia–often ask, “How painful is a brow lift?”

During surgery, regardless of anesthesia choice, patients remain perfectly comfortable. If under local anesthesia, patients may only feel slight pressure or movement at points. Especially when combined with an oral sedative, patients will not feel pain during the procedure. Under general anesthesia, patients are completely asleep and unaware.

Following a Seattle brow lift, patients can expect to feel some pain and discomfort. However, this is usually minimal and handled through a combination of prescribed medications and other recovery techniques. Patients typically manage their brow lift recovery well and many can be up and around at home the day following surgery. 

With that in mind, it is important to rest and follow Dr. Santos’ recovery instructions as this will keep you the most comfortable during your brow lift recovery. Overall, patients experience little pain during brow lift surgery and recovery. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also reach us online via our Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.