A brow lift can be medical or cosmetic
In the same way that injections of BOTOX into the skin given for medical reasons – say, to relieve extreme headaches – can also have the usual effect of reducing wrinkles, an endoscopic brow lift given for medical rather than cosmetic reasons can still have the effect of making you look younger. And brow lifts are sometimes given for medical reasons. When the skin on the brow is sagging into the upper eyelids and making it harder to keep them open, this is a medical problem because it makes it harder to see. But of course, this kind of sagging also makes it look like you have a lot of years behind you and they were none too pleasant. Putting the skin back where it used to be will help you look younger, more alert, more energetic, more optimistic – someone people want to be around. And if it has medical applications, your insurance or Medicare may cover some of the cost.
The endoscopic brow lift
There was a time when a brow lift was performed by making an incision at the hairline and pulling the skin straight up. This crude method has largely been replaced by a more effective approach, in which the skin is pulled from side to side as well as up in a way that reverses the natural effects of aging. The key to the modern brow lift is a device called an endoscope, which has a tiny light and camera attached to a flexible tube. A surgeon can insert this through an incision to get a look at the underlying structure of the forehead. This helps the surgeon plan the operation.
Getting ready for an endoscopic brow lift is like preparing for most other forms of plastic surgery. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, aspirin, ibuprofen and certain herbal supplements for a couple of weeks before surgery. Plan ahead so you can stay home for a couple of weeks afterward and won’t have to do anything strenuous.
If you live in or anywhere near Charlotte, NC and want an endoscopic brow lift, the best surgeon to go to is Dr. Sean Freeman. He’s been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (or head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His practice is called “Only Faces” because he has stuck with facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures since 1988. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to perform an endoscopic brow lift. Make an appointment to get a brow lift today, or ask for an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.