What Is A Brow Lift?

An endobrow lift is the surgical term for a brow lift or a forehead lift.  What is a brow lift? It is a surgical procedure designed to reduce sagging in the skin on the forehead, upper eyelids, and eyebrows.

As the body ages, skin loses its elasticity and resilience this is when deep wrinkles and droopy skin forms.  A brow lift can help reverse this process by minimizing creases in the forehead and reducing furrowed brow lines, droopy eyebrows, and hooding over the eyes.

Brow lifts are typically outpatient procedures and they may be performed under local or general anesthetic depending on the extent of the work needed.

What Is A Brow Lift There are two surgical techniques used for a brow lift: the classic lift and the endoscopic lift.

The classic lift

A single continuous incision which runs along the hairline from one ear to the other is used to remove deep lines and wrinkles, manipulate sagging tissues, reposition portions of muscles and skin.

The endoscopic lift

Several short incisions are made that run along the scalp for the placement of scopes. One scope is inserted into one of the incisions so the surgeon can view the tissues and muscles; another scope is inserted into another incision, so that modifications can be made to the underlying muscles and tissues.  Tiny titanium anchors are inserted under the skin near the hairline to serve to secure sagging tissue.

The advantage of the endoscopic procedure is that it is much less invasive than the classic lift. This reduces recovery time and minimizes scarring.

Both the classic and endoscopic lift methods require stitches or staples to close the incisions. Whilst some procedures use temporary fixation screws to hold the reconstructed brow in place while the body heals.  These are removed after approximately two weeks.

All patients should expect swelling and bruising of the face.  To help minimize any discomfort the head should be kept elevated as much as possible in the first few days following surgery. Other possible side-effects include temporary numbness of the face and headaches, some itching and/or hair loss.

As with any other type of surgical procedure, brow lift procedure has potential risks.  These can include; the risk of developing an infection around the incision sites, facial muscle weakness and stiffness, scarring and permanent damage to facial nerves and loss of facial motion.

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