Forehead creases and sagging brows are classic signs of facial aging. The former can be easily improved in appearance with Botox injections, but the latter may prove to be a challenge, requiring surgery for dramatic improvement.
A brow lift is the standard surgery of choice for patients looking to restore their forehead to a more youthful, naturally relaxed position. Additionally, creases and lines are also significantly reduced through this type of surgery. A brow lift can be done surgically via the coronal or endoscopic approach. The latter is gaining more attention lately because it creates less scarring.
Unlike the traditional coronal technique in which a single long incision is made (traversing behind the hairline, over the head, and from ear to another) the endoscopic brow lift technique involves a series of tiny incisions using the same points as the coronal technique. A miniature tube with camera is inserted into the incisions, alongside surgical instruments, for the surgeon to be able to make adjustments without making huge incisions.
Due to its non-invasive nature, the endoscopic brow lift technique has the advantage of minimal recovery periods and less scarring. It also allows for control of finer movements by the surgeon in lifting the brows and reducing the appearance of creases.
A survey of 98 endoscopic brow lift patients revealed high satisfaction rates and desired outcomes lasting longer than the coronal technique.
Swelling and bruising are common following surgery and can be lessened by avoiding sun exposure and getting extra rest. Cold compresses also help. Recovery from a brow lift usually takes 10 to 14 days. After the second week post-surgery, you can resume your usual routine.
Get in touch with us today to see if you’re an ideal candidate for an endoscopic brow lift! Call 518.346.0002 to schedule an appointment. Our offices are conveniently located in Latham and Guilderland.