Eyebrows are one of the most prominent features of our face. Well-shaped eyebrows and well-structured eyebrow ridges can give your face a more youthful and beautiful look.
In some cases, however, either due to genetics or because of the aging process, the eyebrows tend to droop. This can make you look several years older and give you a rather tired and worn out appearance.
Fortunately, there’s a solution to drooping eyebrows and that’s through the power of cosmetic surgery. Many individuals who have an issue with drooping eyebrows tend to opt for an endoscopic forehead lift in order to lift them up for a more youthful and appealing look that comes with heightened confidence.
What Is an Endoscopic Forehead Lift?
As the name suggests, the endoscopic forehead lift is a form of facial lift that is targeted at lifting one’s brow region. This includes the eyebrows and the forehead. It can help correct frown lines between the eyebrows and lift drooping brows.
With an endoscopic forehead lift, you can get the perfect arched eyebrows you have always wished for. The procedure not only helps in making your face appear younger, but it also reduces the signs of fatigue and tiredness that commonly appears as you get older.
Things to Keep in Mind Before the Surgery
An endoscopic forehead lift must be performed only under the guidance of an experienced medical professional. You should schedule a consultation with a surgeon who you trust to discuss your expectations. You should also make sure to research well and learn all you can about the procedure to prepare yourself.
Your surgeon will ask for a detailed medical history to avoid the risk of any complications during the procedure. You may be asked to refrain from smoking and taking painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin as these are blood thinners and may cause complications during the surgery.
The Brow Lift Procedure
You will be administered an anesthetic to help ease any potential discomfort during the surgery. You can expect the procedure to last for about two hours. It is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to return home soon after it is completed.
Small incisions are strategically made in the scalp to help limit the visibility of any resulting post-surgical marks. Your surgeon will then guide an endoscopic instrument through these incisions to project an image on screen that will give them a better view of the surgical site.
The excess fat and tissue is removed from the forehead and eyebrows and the skin is smoothed over the forehead and tightened. The lifted skin is held in place using stitches. Once the procedure is completed, patients will usually have a bandage wrapped around their head to keep the site protected and to help prevent infection.
What to Expect After the Procedure
Any non-soluble stitches will be removed within a week or two during follow up visits to your surgeon. The time required for complete recovery varies from person to person, but generally takes up to two weeks. During the recovery period, it is advisable to take proper rest and refrain from indulging in activities that involve extreme physical exertion,
Some swelling and redness may be experienced after the surgery. These are the side effects of the procedure and are temporary. It is advisable to use ice packs to reduce the swelling. Your doctor may prescribe painkillers if the discomfort becomes too much for you to handle.
Contact Our Office
If you would like to improve your youthful good looks for years to come, you should consider undergoing a brow lift. It is a safe and effective treatment that will help you achieve the youthful good look that you desire. To learn more about the treatment, contact us to schedule an informative consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons, Doctors Clair Duggle and Henry Sandel.