The eyebrows play a huge role in the aesthetic appeal of an individual and are becoming an increasingly popular choice for cosmetic surgery. One of the most noticeable effects of aging is drooping eyebrows. The most noticeable effect being the appearance of furrowed lines on the forehead and sagging skin in the brow region. The role of genetics in this process should not be undermined, as a number of individuals experience this change earlier than others and to more of a degree.
A forehead lift, or brow lift, helps rejuvenate one’s youthful aesthetic appeal and can be done in a number of ways, including an endoscopic brow lift as well as an innovative temporal lift.
The endoscopic brow lift is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure; and is performed by a skilled plastic surgeon. As a result, it can be an expensive procedure; but the importance of an experienced surgeon should not be underestimated.
The procedure is performed with the administration of an anesthetic so as to ensure that the patient is unconscious throughout the surgical process. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, several small incisions will be made across the scalp and an endoscope will be inserted through these incisions.
The endoscope will give your surgeon a detailed view of the treatment area on a television screen. Once the surgeon has visual access, he will then lift the forehead skin and reposition the eyebrows, thereby removing the muscle tissue causing the lines. Any excess skin is then removed and the incisions are then sutured shut.
After the surgery is completed, you can expect to experience some downtime, but the endoscopic technique makes it so that it isn’t a long process. The stitches will usually be removed after a couple of weeks. However, it is important to keep in mind that recovery times vary from one individual to another.
Ideal Candidates For Eyebrow Lift
Most patients interested in an eyebrow lift fall within the 40 and 50-year bracket. This is primarily as it is between the ages that one tends to notice significant sagging in the eyebrows. A few individuals that are affected through heredity might come across the problem in their late twenties or early thirties. These individuals make suitable candidates for the procedure as well.
You must be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the surgery before going in.
While the entire procedure, when performed by an experienced surgeon, is very effective and usually entails almost and no risk; it is important to be informed of potential risks before heading in for this surgery.
Some patients will experience a loss of sensation over the area where the incision was made. In most cases, this side effect is temporary and will generally fade over time. However, this form of invasive procedure could result in nerve damage as well; resulting in paralysis of the area around the affected site. Again, amplifying the need for a good and experienced surgeon to carry out the procedure.
Preparing For Your Surgery
Before heading into the procedure, your surgeon will likely give you a set of pre-operative instructions. This may include requiring you to stop smoking at least 4 weeks before the date of the surgery.
He will also request you to stop using certain medications that are known to be blood thinners for at least 2 weeks before the surgery. You will also be asked to not drink or eat anything after midnight before the surgery and you should avoid wearing contact lenses jewelry or even makeup on the day of the surgery.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about Endoscopic brow lift surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pat Pazmiño today. As a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, he can help you achieve your aesthetic goals in a safe and comforting environment.