If you are bothered by the appearance of wrinkles across your forehead or frown lines between your eyebrows, having an eyebrow lift in Costa Rica can give you a more youthful appearance.
It's quite common for frown lines and sagging brows to make an appearance as you begin to age. Even so, wrinkles can cause you to look older or may even cause you to have an unhappy or angry appearance. Such lines and wrinkles are often the result of skin relaxing as it loses elasticity. Having an eyebrow lift performed can eliminate the appearance of saggy, droopy eyebrows that cause you to look older.
As medical costs have increased in the United States, an increasing number of people are now taking advantage of the opportunity to travel abroad to have procedures performed. Costa Rica, just a short flight from the United States, has rapidly become a preferred destination. This Latin American country, bordered by both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, is popular not only for its low costs but also for its stunning natural beauty. Nature enthusiasts will be certain to appreciate the opportunity to tour such sights as Arenal Volcano National Park, Manuel National Park, or Tortuguero National Park.
Costa Rica has also developed a reputation for its premier healthcare facilities, many of which adhere to the most stringent international standards, including those established by the International Standards Organization.
If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica for an eyebrow lift, it is still a good idea to perform such research prior to booking your appointment. Our staff at Medical Departures is available to assist you with your research by providing a list of extensively researched medical facilities and surgeons. We only include physicians and clinics on our list once they have passed our comprehensive background check, which includes legal and criminal checks and confirmation of qualifications and professional memberships. We do not stop with just a background check, however. We want to be able to personally tell you what to expect from a clinic, so we also visit the facilities in person and publish reviews from real patients.
It's only natural to have questions about what to expect from an eyebrow procedure. The surgery itself is performed under general anesthesia. Prior to the procedure, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss your goals. Once the surgery is underway, your doctor will use one of several techniques, based on your goals. The surgeon will make several small incisions along the hairline. An endoscope, which is a tube equipped with a camera, may be used to guide the surgeon. If you prefer for the height of your hairline to be remain unchanged, an incision may be made in the anterior hairline.
Following your procedure, you should expect your forehead to be taped for support and to prevent swelling and bruising. Your doctor may also have inserted thin tubes to drain fluid. The tube will be removed within a few days after your procedure. If stitches were used to close the incision, they will be removed within a week following your surgery. In some instances, it may be necessary for the doctor to use special staples or screw to secure your new brow. If used, the screws will be removed within two weeks.
Bruising and swelling is common following an eyebrow lift. You may also notice bruising and swelling in your cheeks and around your eyes. Any discoloration or swelling should disappear within about one week.
You will need to keep your head elevated for the first few days after your procedure to minimize swelling. Your doctor may advise you to use cold compresses to ease pain and swelling. It's also common to experience some itching. Painkillers may be prescribed to help with any discomfort you feel. Among the most common side effects of an eyebrow lift is numbness, which can last for several months following the procedure. Patients are typically able to resume normal activities and work within 10 days to two weeks following the surgery.
The average cost for an eyebrow lift in Costa Rica is $1,400 (GBP £1,288, AUD $1,935, EUR €1,288) compared to $6,900 (GBP £4,755, AUD $9,726, EUR €6,196) in the United States.
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