What is brow lift surgery?

A brow lift surgery is an aesthetic surgical procedure to correct the loss of soft tissue elasticity in the upper third of the face. Excess sagging skin around the forehead causing drooping of the brows and wrinkling of the forehead is removed by repositioning the underlying muscle and tissue. It creates a more refreshed, youthful appearance in the upper third area of the face. It can also be combined with a facelift.

Endoscopy is the insertion through a surgical incision of a flexible tube with a lighted camera and surgical instruments. The endoscope is now used in a variety of reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures. Endoscopic brow lift surgery has gained widespread acceptance, is minimally invasive, and heals faster than traditional brow lift surgeries.

What happens during the endoscopic brow lift surgery procedure?

During the procedure

  • An endoscopic brow lift is performed under general anesthesia or with intravenous (IV) sedation and local anesthesia.
  • Multiple small incisions are made just behind the hairline, through which the endoscope and instruments are inserted.
  • Brow tissue is gently released and elevated.
  • Excess tissue is removed.
  • The incisions are sutured and dressed.
  • A small surgical drain may be inserted — a clear tube is inserted through a small incision below the main incision.

After the procedure

  • Post-operative pain can be managed with painkillers.
  • Antibiotics may be necessary.
  • Patients are advised to rest with their head elevated for two weeks.
  • Patients are usually discharged the same day or 24 hours after surgery.
  • The drain may be removed after 24 hours.
  • The dressing may be removed after 48 hours.
  • Patients can shower and wash their hair after 48 hours, using mild shampoos prescribed by the surgeon.
  • The surgeon may prescribe medicated ointments to apply to the wounds.
  • Patients should not use any hair products for at least seven days.
  • Depending on the type of suture used, the surgeon will set a removal appointment.
  • In the first few weeks after surgery, the brows may appear to be excessively elevated, but this will settle with time. The final brow results may take four to six months to appreciate.
  • Patients can return to work, resume all usual activities including sports and exercise after 10 to 14 days.

Best brow lift surgery in Charlotte

A brow lift is an aesthetic surgery, and we are your best local surgeon in Charlotte. Book your consultation with us to discuss and learn more about endoscopic brow lift surgery. Contact us today! Dr. Sean Freeman at Only Faces, Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon are your best local surgeons.

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