A brow lift can raise the eyebrows to a more youthful position giving the upper face a more rested and soft appearance. As we age, gravity pulls the eyebrows and forehead tissue down causing the brows to flatten. To compensate for this, we continually raise our brows by contracting our forehead muscles. This results in horizontal wrinkling of the forehead.
What is an Endoscopic brow-lift?
The traditional brow lift procedure required a large incision from ear to ear across the top of the head. Partial scalp numbness and baldness along the incision was a common problem. The procedure provides adequate exposure to achieve the goals of the procedure without the need for a large incision or the complications associated with it. The endoscope is a small surgical device that contains a light, video camera and a port for other instruments to be used thru. This allows the surgeon to use several small incisions hidden within the hair-bearing scalp for surgical access. In almost all cosmetic circumstances, it is the procedure of choice for restoring a more youthful brow position.
Can a it be performed with other procedures?
In most cases, it is combined with a face-lift or eyelid lift because usually both areas are in need of improvement. In such cases, it is considered an additional procedure. In some instances, the brow is the main area of concern or is the only area showing age. In these cases, the brow lift can be performed as the only procedure.