Cosmetically corrects drooping brows, upper eyelids, and
sagging skin on the forehead. It is designed to dramatically
help improve the horizontal lines and furrows that can make
a person appear angry, sad, or tired. A brow lift is
commonly performed on patients in the 40 to 60 range,
helping to minimize the visible signs of aging.
Temporary numbness, discomfort, itching, and swelling. Hair
loss may occur along the scar edges. In a rare circumstance,
nerves that control eyebrow movements may be injured
resulting in a loss of ability to raise the eyebrows or
wrinkle the forehead, additional surgery would be required
to correct the problem.
to work: 7 to 10 days (endoscopic patients may return
earlier). Vigorous physical activity: several weeks.
Prolonged exposure to heat or sun: limited for several
the classic lift, or the conventional open method, a surgeon
will make one continuous incision starting at ear level and
move up around the hair line. The incision is usually made
well behind the hairline so that the scar wont be visible.
With the endoscopic lift, instead of making one long coronal
incision, a surgeon will make about 3 to 5 shorter incisions
in the scalp, where a scope (pencil-like camera device) is
inserted into one of the incisions. This will allow the
surgeon to view the tissues and muscles from a screen. He or
she will then use another instrument inserted through a
different incision, where the forehead skin is lifted and
the muscles and underlying tissues are removed or altered to
produce a smoother appearance.
Outpatient - In most cases