Endoscopic Brow Lift

What is an Endoscopic Brow Lift?

  • An endoscopic brow lift, also called a forehead lift, surgically corrects drooping eyebrows and softens worried or angry expressions that result from frown lines.
  • During {the} procedure, commonly performed on men and women between {the} ages of 35 and 70, {the} surgeon elevates {the} skin and underlying tissues of {the} upper face, and might possibly remove part of {the} muscle that causes frown lines between {the} brows.
  • The result is a more youthful, relaxed, and refreshed appearance.

Am I a Brow Lift Candidate?

  • If you have sagging eyebrows that create a tired or sad appearance, deep horizontal creases across your forehead, or frown lines or furrows between your eyebrows, you might possibly be a good endoscopic brow lift candidate.To get a glimpse of {the} potential results, you can try a simple test on your own. Place your fingertips at {the} outer edges of your eyebrows and gently raise {the} skin upwards.
  • This will give you a good indication of what {the} procedure might do for your appearance. Of course, {the} best way to determine if an endoscopic brow lift is right for you is by a thorough consultation with your plastic surgeon.
  • Indications for Endoscopic Brow lift Several small incisions are made behind {the} hairline.
    • Brow ptosis (drooping)
    • Pseudoptsis of {the} eyelids
    • Vertical and transverse rhytids (wrinkling) of {the} forehead

How is an Endoscopic Brow Lift Performed?

  • The endoscopic brow lift technique uses a small, pencil-like camera device connected to a television monitor. The endoscope is inserted into several small, one-half-inch to one-inch incisions placed just behind {the} hairline, providing {the} surgeon with a clear view of {the} muscles and tissues beneath {the} skin. The surgeon then inserts another instrument through one of {the} small incisions to lift {the} skin and remove or alter muscle, if necessary. During an endoscopic procedure, {the} eyebrows and forehead can be lifted and secured at {the} optimal height through {the} use of a new, sutureless mechanism called {the} ENDOTINE™ Forehead fixation device.
  • A brow lift procedure can also be performed using a traditional “open” method, where an incision is made slightly behind or at {the} natural hairline, beginning above {the} ears and continuing toward {the} top of {the} head. The surgeon works through {the} incision to secure tissue and modify or remove excess skin and parts of {the} muscle that cause wrinkling and frown lines. The incision is closed with stitches.
  • Because of {the} smaller incisions, endoscopic brow lift patients usually experience less of {the} itching sensation and temporary scalp numbness felt by patients who have had {the} open technique. In addition, endoscopic brow lift patients might possibly feel ready to return to normal activities sooner.
  • In some cases, a combination of endoscopic and open techniques might possibly be used. In either case, {the} procedure typically takes between one-to-two hours, and is usually performed in {the} surgeon’s office-based facility or an outpatient surgery center under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.

Goals of surgery

    • Reduction of forehead wrinkles
    • Elevation of eyebrows
    • Reduction of excess skin which can cause hooding of {the} upper eyelids
  • Complications
  • Excessive bone bleeding in some patients
  • Bone tunnel collapse
  • Internal screws/plate can be felt by {the} patient
  • External screw
  • Left protruding above {the} skin for several weeks
  • Potential for infection and alopecia
  • Requires second procedure to remove screws




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