Endoscopic Brow Lift

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Endoscopic Brow Lift


Washington University’s oculofacial plastic surgeons specialize in the delicate anatomy of the eye, eye socket, eyelids, brows and forehead, and mid-face.
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What is an endoscopic brow lift?

An endoscopic brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that raises the eyebrows to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines and to lift sagging skin.

Why endoscopic brow lift?

This minimally invasive technique has gained popularity in recent years due to its numerous advantages over traditional brow lift surgeries.

What should I expect during the procedure?

The procedure involves the use of small incisions hidden within the hairline, through which an endoscope and specialized instruments are inserted. The endoscope provides the surgeon with a clear, magnified view of the underlying tissues, allowing for precise and controlled manipulation. By repositioning the brow muscles and excess skin, the surgeon can address sagging eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and deep furrows, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed overall appearance.

What is the recovery time?

Compared to traditional methods, endoscopic brow lifts generally offer shorter recovery times, less post-operative discomfort, and reduced scarring. Initial healing may take 10 to 14 days. Sutures or clips will be removed when it is appropriate. You should be ready to return to work and normal activity after 10-14 days.

Even though you will look presentable to the public, you will find that the healing will continue for several weeks, as the swelling dissipates and incision lines refine and fade. It may take several months for your complete recovery.

Benefits of endoscopic brow lift surgery:

  • Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
  • Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
  • Restoration of the natural arch in your eyebrows
  • Reduction in sagging upper eyelids
  • Reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet

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