What Makes the Endoscopic Brow Lift Unique?

Plastic Surgeon & Medical Spa Serving Newport Beach, Orange County & the Greater Los Angeles Area of California

Posted: January 12, 2017

An endoscopic brow lift is a procedure that is used to correct wrinkles on the forehead, drooping eyebrows, and general upper face sagging. These factors can make one look sad, angry, or tired all the time. The surgery restores one’s youthfulness and gives the person a refreshed look.

There are numerous brow lift procedures that can be performed to eliminate the signs of aging and achieve youthful results, with the traditional brow lift being the most used. These days, however, an endoscopic brow lift is often picked over the traditional method.

Why is it unique?

The procedure is completely unique as it is the most minimally invasive among all the options. A traditional brow lift requires long incisions that take time to heal. While the traditional brow lift has been around for a long time, the endoscopic procedure only gained traction in the 90s.

Over the course of 2 decades, many advancements have been made to make the procedure one of the most sought after in the cosmetic industry.

Unlike a traditional brow lift, the endoscopic technique requires short incisions that are barely visible after the surgery. These incisions heal quicker and are also easier to cover. The smaller incisions do not hinder the procedure in any way and an endoscopic lift is just as comprehensive as the traditional lift

The Procedure

During an endoscopic brow lift, the patient’s hair is tied back and trimmed near the incision area. The patient is sedated through local anesthesia. After this, the surgeon makes 3-5 very tiny incisions that are less than an inch long. These are similar to puncture wounds and can be glossed over easily.

Through the incision, the doctor inserts an endoscope into the desired area and then uses special surgical instruments to get rid of excess skin and fat. The muscles are also smoothed out or re-positioned to achieve the desired results. After the area has been tightened and wrinkles have been removed, the incisions are closed using sutures. The entire procedure takes only 1-2 hours.

Recovery

An endoscopic brow surgery has a shorter recovery period, with many patients experiencing readiness to go back to work in one to two weeks. There will be mild discomfort right after the surgery, but it is manageable and doctors will prescribe pain relievers to provide relief.

After undergoing the procedure, the head has to remain elevated for the first 3-5 days after surgery to minimize swelling and bruising. Both of these symptoms will dissipate within a week and almost all noticeable alterations from the surgery will fade away within a month.

Patients are also advised not to perform strenuous activity that increases blood pressure for several weeks after the procedure. Exposure to extreme temperatures and sunlight should be limited for a few months. Normal hygiene activities like hair washing can be resumed as soon as the dressings are removed.

Results

The results of an endoscopic brow lift are fairly long-term as long it is maintained properly. Some patients might require a second surgery as time goes on. Overall, the procedure will leave you looking young and feeling confident.

Contact Our Office

If you’re considering a brow lift and want to learn more about the procedure, contact our office at (949) 546-9312. Dr. Richard Lee will gladly answer any questions you may have.