Forehead wrinkles can make us look stressed, angry, or unapproachable. Drooping eyebrows contribute to this look. If your brows are in dire need of a pick-me-up and you’re tired of age lines on your forehead, look no further than a brow lift.
A brow lift can reposition your brow line to its ideal position and make you look fresher, younger, and more energetic. It can help correct drooping eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, heavy upper lids, and deep furrows between the brows. The effects are long-lasting and can last for up to 10 years or more.
Eyebrow lifts come in many varieties, including traditional and endoscopic. Endoscopic surgeries are a newer alternative to traditional procedures and are less invasive in nature.
Benefits of the Endoscopic Method
The endoscopic brow lift is far less intrusive than a traditional brow lift, and as a result of this, it requires less recovery time. It also causes less bruising and swelling.
Since the incisions are performed behind the hairline, any post-surgical marks are well camouflaged. Unlike a traditional brow lift, the endoscopic brow lift protects against scalp numbness.
You may run the risk of a changed hairline in a traditional brow lift, which is unthinkable in the endoscopic variation. Hair-bearing skin is also often removed while a traditional brow lift is performed. No such action takes place in an endoscopic brow lift.
Endoscopic Brow Lift: The Procedure
• General anesthesia is administered to make the patient unconscious.
• A few small incisions are made along the scalp.
• A tool known as an endoscope is inserted via the incisions, allowing Dr. Keegan to monitor the treatment area on a big screen.
• The forehead skin is lifted, the brows are repositioned, and the muscle tissue causing the wrinkles is removed or relaxed using another instrument.
• The excess skin is removed.
• The incisions are sutured closed.
The results of the endoscopic brow lift will look natural and attractive upon healing completely.
Steps to Recovery
Recovery can take up to several weeks. The following steps should be followed for a speedy recovery:
• The bandages can be removed after a couple of days.
• The stitches need to stay in for at least two weeks and can be removed during a follow-up visit.
• Wait to shower and wash your hair until after the bandages are removed.
• Keep your head elevated with pillows for at least two days after the procedure.
• Apply ice packs to help reduce swelling.
• Apply prescribed ointment to the incision areas.
• Take painkillers to control any post-operative pain, if instructed.
• Avoid exercise, sex, heavy lifting, and other strenuous activities.
Which Technique Is Right for You?
If you’re wondering whether the traditional brow lift or the endoscopic brow lift is the right technique for you, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Leo Keegan. Dr. Keegan is a skilled double-board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and will be happy to answer your questions.