Endoscopic Brow Lift
About the Endoscopic Brow Lift Procedure
The Endoscopic Brow Lift procedure may be performed to correct drooping eyebrows which sometimes contributes to hooding over the eyes. It can also be used to open the eyes and create a youthful attractive appearance. In previous traditional methods, a long incision across the top of the head was made, behind the hairline to elevate the scalp and eyebrows. The endoscope method, however, uses 3 small incisions above the hairline to elevate and reposition the eyebrows.
What to Expect
Anesthesia and Surgery Facility
This is usually done under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Operative time for an endoscopic brow lift alone is usually 1 hour. If done with other procedures the time of surgery will, of course, be longer.
There can be temporary swelling, and occasional bruising. Numbness, and itching can last for a few months. In most instances a small absorbable anchor is used that can occasionally palpated but this dissolves within a few months.
There is a very slight risk of injury to the facial nerve which can cause loss of motion, muscle weakness, or an asymmetrical look, but this is very uncommon.
Return to work or social environments is usually 7-10 days. This may be sooner if an endoscopic forehead lift is performed. Avoidance of more strenuous activity is recommended for 3-4 weeks. Total recovery from bruising and generalized swelling may take anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks. Limiting sun exposure is recommended for several months.
Return to work or social environments after endoscopic browlift is usually 7-10 days.. Avoidance of more strenuous activity is recommended for 3-4 weeks. Total recovery from bruising and generalized swelling may take anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks. If numbness is present, that usually resolves within a few months,