What Makes the Endoscopic Forehead Lift Different?
Facial rejuvenation surgery has become commonplace. The struggle to look younger and hide signs of aging is driving a large number of men and women to seek the best option to achieve their desired results. There are specific areas of the face that show a person’s true age, and there is no escaping from the sag that begins to show around the eyes. A procedure that addresses the region around the eyes and the forehead and corrects droopy eyebrows is the endoscopic forehead lift. Through this procedure, the position of the eyebrows is raised and the furrows that emanate anger, tiredness, and sadness are wiped off to reveal a youthful, relaxed, and fresh face.
The Endoscopic Forehead Lift
The endoscopic forehead lift is the surgical technique of lifting the eyebrows upward through the creation of small incisions. These incisions are created at the scalp. During the procedure, the brows are raised to a naturally youthful position.
All procedures that rely on endoscopy are performed in readily accessible and naturally formed cavities in the human body. These include synovial, abdominal, sinus, thoracic, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary bladder. In the case of plastic surgery procedures like the forehead lift, the cavity targeted is created surgically in regions of soft tissue. Through specialized instruments, an appropriate cavity is created to facilitate the procedure.
In the traditional forehead lift technique, muscles responsible for frowning are weakened and excess skin is removed. The endoscopic forehead lift does not trim any excess skin but instead focuses on the muscle tissue, adjusting it as needed to smooth out the area.
Unlike the traditional forehead lift technique, there is no long continuous incision made along the scalp during the endoscopic forehead lift. Instead, there are only three small triangular incisions make along the pre-hairline region. This means that the procedure is overall less invasive.
Recovery from the Endoscopic Forehead Lift
Since the procedure is minimally invasive, there is no significant pain. A numb sensation in the region surrounding the brow is normal for a few weeks. Numbness is the result of moving the brow upward and stretching the connective nerves. When the sensation along the brows returns, there may be slight itchiness, a sign of nervous system signals returning to normal. Refrain from using a hair dryer or curling iron during the recovery period.
Headache is a common complaint among patients during the first night after the surgery. A mild throbbing head resolves completely within 48 hours. Results of the surgery are visible immediately.
The forehead lift brings about a subtle change in appearance. The face starts to look younger and significantly softer. If you’re debating on opting for an endoscopic forehead lift but are unsure of the results, place your palm over the eyebrows and stretch it upward. A similar, permanent result is what you can achieve through this surgery.
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Dr. Della Bennett is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in facial rejuvenation and more. Contact us today to schedule your endoscopic forehead lift consultation with Dr. Bennett.