It’s inevitable that age will leave its mark through creases on the forehead. This results in the look of constant fatigue or anger. Having an endoscopic brow lift performed will minimize the signs of aging on your forehead, leaving you with a healthier, younger looking face and a boost to your self confidence.
Candidates for Brow Lifts
Brow lifts have become an immensely popular cosmetic surgery procedure for patients between the ages of 40 and 70. However, it’s not just middle-aged patients seeking a solution to forehead recessions—young adults who have shown premature aging signs, such as a receding hairline or drooping eyebrows, can benefit from a brow lift.
The only necessary requirement for endoscopic surgery is that you’re in good physical health.
Advantages of an Endoscopic Brow Lift
Conventional brow lifts are not as advantageous as an endoscopic brow lift. This is because:
- A smaller incision is required as an endoscope acts as a visual guide
- No general anesthesia is required
- A faster recovery time
- Minimal scarring
- Reduced bruising and swelling
The Endoscopic Brow Lift Procedure
Several small incisions are made on the top of the head near the hairline but hidden from sight. The forehead and brows are elevated and stabilized with resorbable plastic screws. With this technique, Dr. Daria Hamrah is able to perform forehead lifting through small incisions in the scalp by using an endoscope and specialized instruments. This makes the surgery much less invasive than other methods.
Recovery for an Endoscopic Brow Lift
A bandage is wrapped around the patient’s head as the stitches dissolve. Common side effects during the recovery process include:
- Swelling and bruising in the forehead region. Be sure to keep the head elevated to minimize the pain, which will subside within a few days
- Numbness and discomfort
- Itching and a lack of sensation in the surgically altered region
Complications and Risks of an Endoscopic Brow Lift
While rare, unique risks are associated with brow lifts:
- Occasionally, patients are unable to move their eyebrows or forehead. Additional surgery can correct this.
- Scar formation and permanent hair loss along the incision line may occur.
- A permanent lack of sensation at the incision line occurs in rare cases.
Cosmetic surgery always carries its fair share of risks. These include having an adverse reaction to anesthesia or dissatisfaction with the final result. For these reasons, you should only entrust your cosmetic surgery to certified, highly experienced professionals.
For more information, see Brow Lift Questions.
If you live in the Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia areas and are considering an endoscopic brow lift, please contact Dr. Hamrah in Northern Virginia today to schedule your personal consultation.