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A Guide to the Endoscopic Brow Lift

November 6, 2017, 7:58 pm

Eyebrows are unique to each person and are positioned at different angles on the face. Lines and creases appear in the forehead as a result of the aging process, and loose tissues create unwanted sagging. The endoscopic brow lift helps treat these problems and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyes. It also helps to enhance and define the look of your eyebrows.

The Endoscopic Brow Lift

The endoscopic brow lift is a unique surgical method that helps with problems such as fine lines, wrinkles, and creases on the forehead, nasal bridge, and between the eyes. It can also help with your eyebrow positioning.

The key difference between the cutting-edge endoscopic brow lift and the traditional brow lift method is that the endoscopic brow lift is less invasive. Because of this, it creates less bleeding and less post-surgical bruising and swelling. It can be a good choice for those patients who are looking to correct early subtle signs of aging, including a smaller degree of sag.

How to Prepare for an Endoscopic Brow Lift

If you decide to go ahead with the surgery, you will have to make some pre-surgery preparations. Smokers will need to quit or halt smoking for a good amount of time before their procedure, as smoking can affect the skin’s ability to heal. It will also be important to avoid taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin. The full steps of patient preparation will be described to you during your consultation.

The Endoscopic Brow Lift Technique

At the start of the endoscopic brow lift, the patient will be administered with either local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to make the process more comfortable. Once this step is complete, the patient will be ready for the incisions.

The incisions used in an endoscopic brow lift are different from those used in a traditional brow lift. With the endoscopic technique, around three to five incisions are used at the hairline, and these are all very short. In contrast, a traditional brow lift creates a single long stretching incision that requires a longer healing time.

Once the incisions are created, an endoscope is carefully inserted. This is a medical instrument with a light and a camera. The camera transmits visual information to a television monitor, allowing for a detailed look at the underlying tissues of the forehead. Another medical instrument is also inserted, and this is used to remove and tighten tissue as needed, creating a smoother appearance.

At the end of the procedure, once the tissue alterations have been completed, your surgeon seals the incisions using surgical sutures or staples.

Endoscopic Brow Lift Recovery

Because the endoscopic brow lift is a less invasive method of lifting the brow and forehead, less time is required to recover after the surgery. Your surgeon will give you all the information required to take proper care of the treated area. You will also be advised to wear sunscreen when going out, as this helps to avoid sun exposure.

It will only take around one week for your tissues to heal enough that you can go back to your work and return to your regular daily schedule. There will be a degree of bruising and swelling, but this will soon fade.

Contact Our Office to Get Started

Dr. Matt Hlavacek, a skilled and well-respected surgeon, has years of experience with a variety of surgical-rejuvenation procedures. To find out more about the endoscopic brow lift during a consultation, contact us today.