Combination Midbrow Incision with Endoscope Brow Lift
A brow lift completed with a midbrow incision and an endoscope allows for improved visualization with less evident scarring. For this lift, the incision point is made at the temporal hairline recession at the forehead. This allows for easier concealment of any scarring. An endoscope, which is a surgical micro-camera, allows for increased accuracy when it can be used during a brow lift that utilizes smaller incisions.
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About the Procedure
The combination midbrow incision with endoscope brow lift is a surgical procedure used to create a more refreshed, youthful appearance in the upper third of the face region by removing excess sagging skin around the forehead and repositioning underlying muscle and tissue. This leads to a sizable correction of a heavy or sagging brow and restores a more youthful contour to the upper third of the face. Much like the traditional midbrow lift, the incision will be made at the mid-forehead and be concealed within an existing forehead crease. Cost averages from $4000-$7000. During the procedure several lateral incisions are made in a mid-forehead crease. A thin tube known as an endoscope is then inserted through one of the resulting incisions. Attached to the end of the endoscope is a small camera, which allows the surgeon to clearly see the muscles and tissue underneath the forehead. Then the surgeon will use a secondary tool such as a bone tunnel or fixation device to lift the forehead skin into a separate incision. Excess tissue and fat is then removed. If necessary, the muscles are then realigned and the eyebrows may be placed at a higher level.
A combination midbrow incision with endoscope brow lift rejuvenates the face above the eyes by removing excess sagging skin, and repositioning underlying muscles and tissues. Brow lifts can "lift" sagging brows, eliminate deep furrows and smooth the forehead area skin.
What to Expect
This brow lift technique combines the precise lifting of a midbrow incision but is less invasive by increasing visualization with endoscopic cameras. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a combination midbrow incision with endoscope brow lift.
- Stop taking blood thinning medications for 2 weeks
- Do not smoke for 4 weeks before and after the surgery
- Do not drink any alcohol for 2 days
- Do not eat or drink anything 6 hours before surgery
- General or local anesthesia with sedation
- Several lateral incisions made in a mid-forehead crease
- Endoscopic cameras inserted for increased visualization
- Excess skin is dissected and muscle adjustments are made
- Suture closure and bandages
Recovery after a brow lift typically takes 10-14 days with complete recovery taking several months. Many patients will feel comfortable returning to work and normal activity 1-2 weeks postoperatively however they will be advised to refrain from strenuous activity until healed. Any post operative dressings or tubes that were applied after surgery will be removed 1 week after surgery. Manage any bruising or swelling with cool compresses and use prescribed pain medications as directed.
A combination midbrow incision with endoscope brow lift is recommended for men and women with hairlines that preclude the standard endoscopic approach, with thick forehead wrinkles, and/or medial brow ptosis.
Not Recommended For
A combination midbrow incision with endoscope brow lift is not recommended for women with high hairlines, balding men, patients with a history of male pattern baldness or patients without deep forehead creases to camouflage the post-operative scar.
Side effects from a combination midbrow incision with endoscopic lift may include scarring, swelling, hair loss, bleeding, pain, hyperesthesia, numbness, temporary or permanent scalp paraesthesia, and elevation of the frontal hairline.