Forehead Brow Lift Endoscopic

Brief Overview:
Brow and forehead lift is a common cosmetic surgery procedures that raise eyebrows and reduce lines on the forehead, thus creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries.

Dr. Copty’s technique is to lift the eyebrows using small incisions in the scalp by using an endoscope and specialized instruments. This accelerates the healing process. Antibiotics may be prescribed for several days following surgery. Sutures are generally removed within one week. Swelling and some bruising may occur, they should subside within a few weeks. You can proceed with your normal daily activities within 1-2 weeks.

As we age one of the most noticeable features is the descent of the eyebrows. The female eyebrows are normally arch shaped and above the level of the bony rim above the eyeball. The normal male eyebrow is usually at the level of the bony rim. In both males and females, aging causes the eyebrows to droop and overlap the eyelids.

Many people feel that they need eyelid surgery because they have droopy upper eyelids. In actuality, they may need their forehead and eyebrows suspended back to their youthful position. If excess eyelid skin is removed in a patient with sagging brows, the condition can actually be worsened, because the tightening may cause the brow to descend even more. For this reason, it is important for the surgeon and patient to fully realize the contribution of droopy brows before removing eyelid skin. If the patient has droopy brows and excess eyelid skin, then they may be addressed at the same surgery.

Some surgeons may fail to evaluate brow position and if too much eyelid skin is removed, a brow lifting procedure may be impossible in the future. For this reason, evaluation of the brow position must be considered.

Elevating the eyebrows, a forehead and brow lift smooths the horizontal forehead wrinkles and decreases the activity of the muscles between the eyes and on the forehead that are responsible for scowling.

Older methods of brow and forehead lifting require large incisions that extend across the entire scalp. These surgical approaches may lead to scalp numbness and hair loss. The new methods of brow lifting are done with endoscopes or conservative incision technique. This is the same type of technology that is used for arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. Several small incisions are placed within the hairline and the endoscope is inserted under the scalp and the surgeon can visualize the tissues of forehead and eyebrow. Using special instrumentation, the surgery is performed without any large incisions and the recovery and complications are decreased.

  • Hospital or in-office procedure?
  • Recovery time (home rest)?
  • Incision and Scar?
  • Operation time?
  • Discharge from hospital?

Hospital or in-office procedure?

Hospital

Recovery time (home rest)?

7 days

Incision and Scar?

Incisions in the scalp. Hidden scars within hair.

Operation time?

1.5 hours

Discharge from hospital?

Same day of surgery.

Category
Face Procedures

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