One of the most obvious signs of aging are the wrinkles that appear on our faces, especially on our foreheads and around our eyebrows. This is a result of constant muscle movement in the facial area. These lines can actually make us appear much older than we actually are.
Be it the horizontal creases across our forehead, or the vertical lines between our eyebrows, these do nothing good for our appearance. Moreover, the skin of your forehead tends to droop over the course of time, making your upper eyelids look puffy and tired.
Fortunately, there is a surgical procedure that can help you get rid of these lines and wrinkles and achieve a more radiant and youthful look – an endoscopic brow lift.
What is an Endoscopic Brow Lift?
An endoscopic brow lift is a common cosmetic procedure that many patients opt for to remove creases on your forehead and correct the descent of your eyebrow by lifting the skin on your forehead.
Compared to traditional methods of surgeries, the endoscopic brow lift is minimally invasive. Only tiny incisions have to be made behind your hairline. This makes recovery and downtime much shorter and smoother.
What to Expect During the Procedure
First, your surgeon will administer general anesthesia to help ease any resulting discomfort that may occur during the surgery. Just behind your hairline, on your scalp, three tiny incisions that almost resemble a puncture are made. Then, an endoscope – a mini camera with an attached probe – is inserted through the incisions, allowing the surgeon to see inside your head on a monitor.
This view greatly helps the surgeon to correctly lift the skin on your forehead and reposition your eyebrows as well. The muscle tissues that cause the creases on your forehead are removed along with any excess skin.
The Endoscopic Brow Lift Recovery Process
During the recovery period, it is critical that you follow your doctor’s instructions. You will be required to take some time off work to rest and relax. You will also need to make sure you have a support system in place to help you with daily tasks that may add too much strain to your body.
It is important to note that each individual may have a different recovery experience and the time taken will differ depending on the amount of correction that needs to be made. But, for a fast and smooth recovery, there are certain things that all patients should keep in mind.
• Make sure to keep your bandages on for several days post-surgery.
• You can only wash your hair after you remove bandages.
• Make sure to keep your head elevated when sleeping. Use several pillows if required necessary.
• It’s normal to experience some swelling and bruising but this subsides in time.
• Take any prescribed medication regularly.
• Do not engage in strenuous, physical activities for at least two weeks post-surgery.
Ideal Candidates for the Procedure
The Endoscopic brow lift is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to tighten their forehead skin and achieve a more youthful and vibrant facial appearance. You must be in good general health and be ready to provide your medical history if you want to be considered a good candidate. Your doctor will assess your body as a whole and develop a plan that is perfectly suited to fit your needs.
Schedule Your Endoscopic Brow Lift Appointment
You can learn more about the endoscopic brow lift surgery with Dr. Gregory Lewen during a consultation. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today.