An endoscopic brow lift is a surgical procedure that is done to reposition the eyebrows and to get rid of frown lines or wrinkles around the eyes and nose using a surgical procedure. During the brow enhancement procedure, an endoscope, which is a small camera TV camera, is inserted through incisions made on the hairline. The surgeon uses the camera to move around your forehead, as they reposition the muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles. The surgeon will also move your eyebrows, so that the end product is a more youthful looking appearance. To minimize chances of anything going wrong and you having a permanently surprised look, you should only work with an experience and board approved surgeon.
Risk Of A Brow Enhancement Procedure
Like any other surgery, there is risk of
- Blood clotting
- Need for another surgery
However, the risks of this procedure are minimized since this is a minimally invasive procedure.
What Happens During Eyebrow Surgery
This procedure can be performed in a hospital, in a surgeon’s surgical center or in the doctor’s office facility. Patients are usually sedated and a local anesthesia is used. this means that the endoscopic brow lift is minimally discomforting to patients. Punctures like cuts are made at the base of the hairline. The camera will be inserted under the skin through the incisions. After the eyebrow surgery, the incisions will be sewn together or stapled together. The staples or stitches will be removed a few weeks later when you are going for a review.
The procedure will take one to two hours to carry out. You can be given painkillers to take if the discomfort becomes too much but this is rarely the case. After the procedure, it is important to keep your head slightly elevated, so as to minimize the swelling. The bruising and the swelling will gradually go down within a week of having the procedure performed.
You will need a week to recover before you can go back to work. You will also need to avoid any strenuous activities for up to 6 weeks after you have had the procedure. It is important that you arrange to have someone come pick you up from the hospital after you have undergone endoscopic brow lift. This is because it will be difficult for you to drive since you will still be experiencing the effects of the sedation.
Financing An Eyebrow Lift
If the eyebrow lift is being done purely for cosmetic reasons alone, then most health insurers will not pay for the procedure. In this case, you need to pay for the surgery out of pocket. If you do not have the money, you can organize to get financing through your plastic surgeon. Most plastic surgeon offices work together with financial institutions to finance the treatment of their patients.
Difference Between An Endoscopic Brow Lift And A Traditional Brow lift
- During the endoscopic procedure, the incisions are usually placed on the hairline, with a traditional lift, the incisions can be placed anywhere o the face, depending on the effect that the surgeon is trying to achieve. The incisions made for a traditional look are bigger.
- In an endoscopic operation, the surgeon uses an endoscope (camera) to see what he is doing during the procedure. In a traditional operation, no camera is used since the surgeon can directly see the areas where he is working on.
- In a traditional surgery, there is a possibility of the surgeon changing the hairline, if this is required. In an endoscopic brow lift, this is not a possibility.
- In a traditional operation, there is a possibility to raise the eyebrows to a greater height than what is possible in an endoscopic facelift procedure.
- In a traditional approach, more numbness is experienced and with greater frequency than in an endoscopic procedure.
- There is reduced scarring in an endoscopic approach than in a traditional lift.
When Should You Consider An Endoscopic Brow Lift
- If your eyebrows are sagging and causing a grumpy or sad appearance
- If you have horizontal lines running across your face on your forehead
- If there is excessive skin or fatty tissue drooping over your eyes