A person’s age is often reflected in his or her face, with such changes often being most prominent in the brow and forehead of the face beginning in your thirties. These aging signs take the forms of wrinkle and frown lines, looser skin, and more-pronounced eyebrows, and are just some of the reasons people may want to pursue forehead lift surgery. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. David J. Congdon understands all the reasons why patients wish to minimize the visible effects of aging and offers an endoscopic forehead lift procedure to create a smoother overall facial appearance.
Endoscopic Forehead Lift
Also known as an endoscopic brow lift, this is the latest form of forehead lift surgery and it offers a series of more intricate incisions to the area near your hairline. Also unique to this type of surgery is the use of a scope to complete the surgery, during which time the forehead skin is tightened, excess skin is removed, and the eyebrows are raised (and shaped, if eyebrow imbalances need to be addressed). If necessary, the surgeon removes part of the muscle that causes vertical frown lines between the brows. Unlike traditional surgical methods, this procedure can help promote more rapid recovery and lessened numbness and scarring.
Is an endoscopic forehead lift right for you?
As with all elective surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites for a positive result after an endoscopic forehead lift. This procedure can help you experience reduced forehead-wrinkling and brow-drooping. The result can be a smoother brow and a more youthful expression. You will need to follow a certain amount of post-operative steps to ensure best results, and most patients are usually fully recovered within two weeks of the procedure. To see what a forehead lift can do for your face, put your hands above your brows and outside the edges of your eyes and gently raise the skin upwards. Forehead lifts are an option if you have a sagging brow or deep furrows between the eyes. This procedure is usually done between ages 40-45, although it may be necessary at an earlier age.
The patients featured below underwent endoscopic forehead lifts with upper lid blepharoplasty.