Endoscopic Brow Lift: Everything Worth Knowing

A brow lift is a type of facial rejuvenation surgery. Like a facelift, the focus is on lifting the skin and removing excess skin to make wrinkles less visible. This intensely rejuvenating type of surgery is best for those with moderate to severe wrinkles. An endoscopic brow lift is a specific method of performing a brow lift. 

What is a brow lift and what areas does it target?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the skin on the upper third of the face. It targets the forehead and brow area. It can reduce the appearance of forehead lines, raise the eyebrows, smooth out wrinkles around the eyes (crows’ feet), and provide some lift to the eye area. 

What is an endoscopic brow lift?

An endoscopic brow lift is a brow lift done using endoscopic methods. Surgeries done endoscopically are less invasive than traditional methods. A traditional brow lift involves making an incision at the hairline or top of the head. An endoscopic brow lift utilizes just a few tiny incisions behind the hairline rather than one big incision. Using an endoscope, the surgeon can see what is being done as they lift the skin up, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and sagging in the upper portion of the face.

What are the benefits of an endoscopic brow lift?

There are several benefits to going with an endoscopic facelift. Scarring is less visible and more discreet because there are only a few very small incisions (made in inconspicuous places) rather than one big incision from ear to ear. Another benefit is that because it’s a less invasive surgery, the recovery time for an endoscopic brow lift is quicker than a traditional brow lift.

Who can get an endoscopic brow lift?

Not every person is an ideal candidate for an endoscopic brow lift. Those with smaller foreheads are often good candidates. Those with male pattern baldness or high foreheads may be encouraged to opt for a different type of brow lift. (You can learn more about a traditional brow lift and the different types here.) Also, the ideal candidate has moderate to severe wrinkles and sagging skin. 

Recovery after an endoscopic brow lift

After an endoscopic brow lift procedure, patients should have someone to take them home, where they should plan to take it easy and rest for about the first week. Keeping the head elevated for the first seven to 10 days can help reduce the amount of swelling and pain after the procedure. Ice packs can be used to reduce swelling and provide some pain relief. Avoid strenuous activities for the first two weeks. 

How long does an endoscopic brow lift last?

An endoscopic brow lift lasts a very long time and is essentially a permanent procedure. However, with aging, further sagging and wrinkles occur. Most people can expect their results to last about 10-15 years before they may choose to get another brow lift.

Looking to get an endoscopic brow lift in the Bakersfield area? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fisher!

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