The endoscopic brow lift
Brow lifts have been performed in the United States for over a hundred years, but the endoscopic brow lift is a more recent and much improved version of the procedure. To begin with, while brow lifts once involved simply making an incision near the hairline and pulling the skin of the forehead back up, surgeons today know that in addition to sagging downward with age, skin also migrates slightly to the center of the face. So in order to make the forehead look younger, the surgeon must move the skin to the sides as well as up.
An endoscopic brow lift in Charlotte NC takes things further, allowing the surgeon to study the specific pattern of aging in the skin and the attachment of the skin and muscles to the bone of the forehead. The surgeon does this using a device called an endoscope, which has a tiny light and a tiny camera that can be inserted under the skin through an incision.
There are several variations of the endoscopic brow lift. A lateral brow lift is used when the skin is sagging more around the temples than in the center. An asymmetric brow lift is used when the skin is sagging more on one side, and a full brow lift and a three-quarter brow lift are used in slightly different cases when the skin needs to be lifted everywhere. A brow lift can also be combined with other procedures or treatments to create a younger appearance.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best surgeon in Charlotte NC if you want an endoscopic brow lift. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has done only facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to perform endoscopic brow lift surgery. Make an appointment with his Charlotte NC office today or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.