Mild elevation of the brows, combined with lessening of the wrinkles of the forehead, especially between the eyebrows, can make a dramatic change in the face. You can look younger, happier, and more rested with this procedure.
Browlifts have changed radically since the endoscope was invented. We used to make a long incision in the hair, from ear to ear. Now, with only 4 small incisions (about 1 inch) hidden in the hairline, the brows can be lifted, including the crow's feet area around the eyes. Wrinkles between the brows (frown lines) can also be improved. The surgery heals much quicker due to the small incisions, numbness of the scalp is less, and there is minimal to no hair loss.
The goal of a browlift is to make patients appear youthful and healthy, not to appear like a "deer caught in the headlights". The endoscopic approach is a great way to obtain this natural result. You might think this patient had her upper eyelids done, but she didn’t. The heaviness of her upper lid area is from the brow moving down into the eye area, and you can see the wrinkles between her eyebrows caused by the pulling muscles. I have simply released these brow muscles, and elevated the brows up, out of the eye area, but not too far as to look unnatural. Like a facelift, this result will last for years.
As with all plastic surgery procedures, this operation must be performed perfectly to get a great result.
Surgery: Endoscopic browlift requires light sedation, sometimes administered by an anesthesiologist, takes appx. 2 hours, and you go home the same day with a wrapped dressing around your head.
Healing time: In 2 days, you can remove the head dressing. You can then wash your hair. Walking is started immediately, limited exercise at 1 week, full exercise at 2 weeks. Minimal bruising. Most people take 1 week off from work or social activities.
Pain level: True pain is uncommon. Some report a headache the first night after surgery. Rank=2 Pain information
Risks: Four small scars will be present in your scalp, but will be covered by your hair. You will be numb across the top of the head and forehead at first, but this resolves over 3-6 months. Other risks. Risk information
Costs: $5,000 to $6,000 total. Cost information