The Endoscopic Brow Lift Is a Less Invasive TechniquePublished on May 12, 2017 by Raymond Lee
An endoscopic brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that helps to lift up sagging skin on the forehead and eyebrows. It can help improve the look of the early signs of aging which include wrinkles, fine lines, and folds that occur on the forehead.
These early signs of aging are a result of the aging process, gravity, stress, and harsh environmental factors that affect the skin. After constant exposure to these factors, the skin on the forehead may start to become loose and saggy. A brow lift can help combat these changes so that you can obtain your visual goals.
A standard brow lift procedure is a more invasive technique and involves making larger incisions on the forehead, removing excess skin, and suturing the forehead. This method takes a long time to heal and results in a larger post-surgical mark.
Fortunately, those who prefer a less invasive method now have a procedure that fits their needs. An endoscopic brow lift that can help you achieve exceptional results without the need of a highly invasive procedure. Not only will you get the results you desire, you will also benefit from less downtime.
How Is an Endoscopic Brow Lift Performed?
Making The Incision and Inserting the Endoscope
Before undergoing the procedure, you should make sure that you work with a plastic surgeon who has experience performing the procedure. This technique requires a highly skilled and experienced doctor who has attention to detail and exceptional precision.
To begin, your surgeon will make a small incision above the temple on the forehead. He will insert a tiny endoscope, a thin tube similar to a wire that has a camera at one end of it, to get a better view of the surgical site.
Assessment and Closing Up the Incisions
When the camera captures a clear image of what’s underneath the forehead, the image will appear on a large screen to give the doctor and his team the best view while performing the procedure. With the help of this picture, your doctor can perform the procedure underneath a small flap of skin where the incision was made.
The doctor will then make a small incision below the eyebrows and remove or loosen the muscles that will help prevent any further sagging of the brow. Your surgeon will remove some of the excess skin and stretch what is remaining upwards to eliminate the lines, folds, and wrinkles on the forehead. After the skin is stretched, your surgeon will close the incision with sutures.
The whole procedure can take up to an hour and includes the time spent to assess what exactly needs to be carried out. It is a safe treatment and highly effective. After your surgery is completed, you will be able to return home on the same day.
Recovery After Having an Endoscopic Brow Lift Procedure
There might be slight swelling and bruising after the procedure. This will last only for three to seven days but the endoscopic brow lift can give you results that will last more than 10 years. This procedure can be performed not only for aesthetic purposes, but also to help people who suffer from facial paralysis or Bell’s Palsy.
Contact Our Office
If you would like to find out more about this innovative procedure, contact our office today! Dr. Raymond Lee, an experienced medical professional who is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, will happily talk to you about the benefits of the procedure and answer any questions you have.