The endoscopic brow lift is applied to the upper part of the face. It is one of the most rewarding operations within the field of plastic surgery. It is the latest technique in the field of brow lift surgery .The result is a smooth and wrinkle-free forehead and eradicates the furrows between the eyebrows. The surgeon can raise and change the shape of the eyebrows and lift the upper part of the cheeks if necessary.
The endoscopic brow lift will replace a “tired, sad, or angry” look with a younger, more alert and refreshed look.
This operation is gratifying for both men and women. It is usually performed on patients of forty years of age or older, but sometimes earlier, especially when not age related, such as a hereditary trait.
It is required that the patient stop taking all medications not approved by your surgeon, especially aspirin related drugs, two weeks prior to surgery.
The endoscopic brow lift
The endoscopic brow lift surgery lasts about 1 hour. It can be done under general anesthesia, or local anesthesia with sedation. The patient can normally go home the same day, or stay overnight for comfort, or if other surgery is done simultaneously.
The brow lift surgeon will make 3 small incisions behind the hairline. The endoscope – a tube with a small camera connected to a TV screen – is introduced into one of the incisions, allowing the surgeon to work under the skin without opening up the area. Large scars are avoided and the small incisions are hidden within the hair, and therefore totally invisible.
Other areas of the face can be treated at the same time with other types of surgery, such as the eyelids – a blepharoplasty, the lower part of the face – a facelift, a peeling or a dermabration.
Postoperative care after brow lift surgery
Edema and bruising are normal (and depend on the individual), but subside very quickly. Results are perceptible within one or two weeks. Tension, or a feeling of pressure is normally felt in the forehead during the first week. The skin on the forehead can be insensible for several weeks .It is advised to rest as much as possible during the first couple of days and to sleep with 2 extra pillows during the first 2 weeks
The incisions in the hair are closed with staples which are removed after 2 weeks. No hair is shaved!
Work can be resumed after one week
Complications of brow lift
As with any type of surgery, complications are possible, but rare and can easily be treated, such as bleeding, infection, or a small fallout of hair around the incisions. A nerve injury can cause an insensitivity and/or itching in the frontal area, but will decrease over time.
The endoscopic brow lift will give you a smoother forehead, an open gaze, a fresh, young and above all, natural look .The furrows between the eyes will disappear. This surgery however, does not affect the lower face, which is treated with a facelift. The result is visible after 2 weeks, but can be fully appreciated after 3 months. The result is very stable and usually permanent. It is an operation not so known to the public, but has spectacular results.
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