The endoscopic brow lift is our preferred version of this procedure. It involves less scarring than the traditional brow lift, but still allows our surgeons to produce a dramatic aesthetic transformation.
An endoscopic brow lift is designed to elevate drooping tissue and smooth away wrinkles, fine lines and creases in the forehead area. Because a lowered brow can create a perpetually angry, tired or aged expression, the procedure can revitalize your face and take years off your appearance.
The endoscopic brow lift is performed through several tiny incisions, rather than a single lengthy one. A thin tube with a camera attached (an endoscope) is inserted beneath the skin. This tool allows our surgeons to view your underlying structures on a television screen in the operating room.
- Smooth away forehead wrinkles
- Elevate drooping eyebrows
- Lighten hooded eyelids
- Revitalize your overall expression
To be considered an ideal candidate for an endoscopic brow lift, you need to be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for what the procedure can accomplish. In addition, you should have forehead lines, wrinkles and drooping tissue that you’d like to address.
To begin your procedure, we will administer general anesthesia. This will ensure that you are unconscious and unable to experience any pain or discomfort.
From there, we will make three to five tiny incisions hidden within the hairline. We will insert an endoscope in one of the openings, which is a thin tube that has a camera attached to it. This camera will allow our surgeons to visualize the procedure on a television screen in the operating room.
Using tiny surgical tools, we will tighten the underlying muscles, smooth the appearance of your forehead, improve eyebrow symmetry, and elevate your brows.
We will then close the incisions with care to minimize any scarring and transfer you to the recovery room. Once the effects of the anesthesia have worn off, you will be free to return home to begin the recovery process.
Immediately after surgery, some temporary swelling and bruising in the treatment area is to be expected. This can persist for a week or so. During the initial recovery period, it’s important to keep your head elevated at all times to control swelling and ensure an optimal healing process.
During your brow lift, we will remodel your underlying facial structure and the skin to ensure natural, long-lasting results. Once the swelling has disappeared, you will see a smoother forehead, elevated brows, and an overall more youthful appearance. To preserve these beautiful results, it’s important to stay out of the sun and have non-invasive maintenance enhancements as recommended, such as BOTOX or laser treatments.
An endoscopic brow lift offers a dramatic transformation with minimal scarring and a relatively quick recovery period. To begin planning for your procedure, please contact our Del Mar or Coronado office today and schedule a consultation.