Drooping eyebrows and forehead wrinkles can make you look tired or give you a perpetually angry expression. A brow-lift procedure removes creases from the forehead and tightens skin around the eyebrows to lift them. This surgery can rejuvenate the entire forehead area and take years away from your face.

There are different techniques that plastic surgeons use to perform a brow lift. Surgeons choose a method depending on your forehead’s anatomy, the surgical goals, and more. The endoscopic brow lift is an advanced technique used to perform this surgery.

The Endoscopic Brow Lift

The endoscopic brow lift can be done using local or general anesthesia. It begins with the creation of tiny incisions hidden in the hairline. After these are made, an endoscope is used to give Dr. Wallace a better look at the underlying tissues. An endoscope is a small tool with a tube and a camera attached to it. It is attached to a monitor, and on this monitor, Dr. Wallace can see the camera’s detailed view of the tissues.

Excess tissues are then removed and the forehead skin is tightened. When the repositioning of tissues is complete, Dr. Wallace will close the incisions with stitches.

You will need to refrain from heavy physical work until your forehead heals completely. Dr. Wallace will provide you post-surgical care instructions to follow for a more comfortable recovery and minimal to no complications.

Benefits of the Endoscopic Method

One of the reasons why the endoscopic procedure is a popular brow-lift method is because it is less invasive compared to other surgical techniques. The traditional (coronal) brow lift involves a single long incision along the hairline, whereas the endoscopic brow lift requires much smaller incisions.

The endoscopic brow lift is extremely effective in addressing the wrinkles and sagging skin of the entire forehead and the brows. A patient’s face can look more youthful than before the surgery. Their eyebrows can be lifted and their eyes can look more alert. With the help of the endoscope’s monitor, it becomes possible for surgeons to adjust the tissues even more accurately.

When a surgery is less invasive, its recovery time is shorter. Your forehead can heal faster after an endoscopic procedure compared with the traditional brow lift. There are minimal chances of complications before and after the surgery. During the recovery, you may only experience slight itching as the skin heals. It is unlikely that you will have uncomfortable side effects.

Due to very small incisions that remain well hidden in the hairline, there is no risk of unsightly post-surgical marks after an endoscopic brow lift.

Your Consultation at Our Office

The endoscopic technique is very precise and can be used to perform a brow lift on most candidates. If you are bothered by forehead creases or sagging eyebrows, consult with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Wallace about your expectations from the surgery. Dr. Wallace will evaluate your forehead to determine the best brow-lift technique for you.

To schedule your informative and helpful consultation with Dr. Wallace, contact us today.