The Endoscopic Brow Lift
A brow lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the brow back to its original position. This procedure should be performed only by a qualified plastic surgeon. It involves the removal of the sagging tissue around the forehead and eyebrow, and the tightening of the remaining skin.
An endoscopic brow lift is a common method used by cosmetic surgeons to give patients a more youthful appearance.
The procedure is normally used to correct lateral hooding. This is a condition whereby the skin of the forehead above the eyebrow becomes wrinkled and sags. In some cases the sagging skin may hang over the eyes and obscure vision. The procedure may also be used to tighten saggy skin that may develop between the eyelid and the eyebrow. This results in the patient having a constant cranky or tired expression.
There are two types of brow lifts to choose from: traditional and endoscopic brow lifts.
An endoscopic brow lift involves the use of a tiny camera (an endoscope). This camera enables the surgeon to get a better picture of what he is doing.
Endoscopic brow lift surgery involves the use of several small incisions in the scalp and head. These incisions are made to enable the pulling tight the forehead skin to make it firmer. Procedures requiring the stabilization of the incision sites will include the placing of screws in the bone of the skull with stitches.
General anesthesia is used for the surgery which may take two to three hours to complete. Patients may be released on the same day of the surgery if there are no complications. In some cases, the patient may be required to spend the night in the hospital.
The recovery period following an endoscopic brow lift will involve pain and discomfort. Some bruising and swelling is also to be expected. Recovery rate of patients vary. However, the general recovery period doesn’t exceed 6 weeks.
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