Direct Brow Lift Procedures Workup

Updated: Oct 05, 2021
  • Author: Francisco Ferri, MD; Chief Editor: Zubin J Panthaki, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC  more...
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Laboratory Studies

Although usually unnecessary, a complete blood cell count and coagulation profile may be obtained at the discretion of the involved surgeon and anesthesiologist, following generally accepted medical guidelines based on age and clinical conditions.


Imaging Studies

Preoperative photographs should be obtained as before any cosmetic procedure.


Other Tests

A general medical evaluation and clearance for local anesthesia with sedation should be performed, as in all patients undergoing elective facial aesthetic procedures. For 2 weeks prior to the surgery, medications that may inhibit coagulation or wound healing such as aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and other coagulopathic agents and supplements are avoided. Patients with significant visual impairment may warrant referral to an ophthalmologist. Visual field testing can prove useful in a select patients group of patients. [14]