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Endoscopic Brow Lift

An endoscopic brow lift uses small cameras during surgery to increase visualization for the surgeon while reducing the size of incisions, giving patients smaller scars and a shorter recovery time. Like other methods of brow lifts, an endoscopic brow lift leads to a more youthful appearance by correction of a heavy or sagging brow.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

1 weeks

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Surgical Procedure

Surgical

Yes

Cost

$3700 - $5000

The Specifics


What is an endoscopic brow lift?

An endoscopic brow lift is a surgical forehead lift procedure producing permanent enhancements to the forehead, brow, and eyes. An endoscopic brow lift technique utilizes multiple small incisions a few millimeters behind the hairline, and a lighted camera to make alterations to excess skin and underlying muscle for a less invasive procedure. This technique does not allow the plastic surgeon as much visualization as a technique like the Coronal Brow Lift, however, there is less chance of scarring and shorter recovery times.

What cosmetic concerns does an endoscopic brow lift procedure treat?

  1. Aging & Tired Eyes: Reducing a heavy or sagging brow through an endoscopic brow lift rejuvenates the eye for a more refreshed appearance.
  2. Forehead Shape & Size: An endoscopic brow lift removes excess skin and tones/tightens underlying muscle to improve the contour of the brow and forehead.

Who is the ideal candidate for an Endoscopic Brow Lift procedure?

The ideal candidate for an endoscopic brow lift has significant furrows or frown lines in the forehead, a low or heavy brow, or furrow lines above the nose. An endoscopic brow lift is not recommended for women with high hairlines, balding men, or those with a history of male pattern baldness.

What is the average recovery associated with an endoscopic brow lift procedure?

Due to the less invasive nature of the endoscopic technique, initial wound healing from an endoscopic brow lift takes about seven to ten days. Bruising, pain, and swelling typically improves significantly in this time frame as well. Bandages, cool compresses, and elevation of the head can help to reduce swelling. Sutures or staples will be removed after one week. While recovery time varies among individuals, most patients feel comfortable in public after two weeks and makeup can be worn after one week.

What are the potential side effects of an endoscopic brow lift procedure?

Possible side effects from an endoscopic brow lift include scarring, swelling, hair loss, bleeding, pain, changes in sensation (such as numbness, hyperesthesia, or permanent scalp paresthesias), infection at the incision sites, and elevation of the frontal hairline.

What can someone expect from the results of an endoscopic brow lift procedure?

An endoscopic brow lift creates immediately noticeable and permanent enhancements to the facial aesthetic. An endoscopic brow lift can achieve approximately two to four millimeters of brow elevation. An endoscopic brow lift rejuvenates the eye, brow, and forehead area by toning, tightening, and smoothing forehead skin. Correcting a heavy or sagging brow, creates a more youthful contour of the upper third of the face.

What is the average cost of an endoscopic brow lift procedure?


An endoscopic brow lift procedure can cost anywhere from $3,700 to $3,800. The actual cost of an endoscopic brow lift is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery. Learn more in our complete guide to brow lift cost.

Pros

permanenthidden incisiongood access to forehead musclesshort operative timeminimal closure timeless invasive

Cons

elevation of frontal hairline

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


An endoscopic brow lift is a less invasive method to elevate the forehead muscles while also giving patients a reduced recovery period by using smaller incisions and a small camera for visualization. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a coronal brow lift.

The Takeaway


An endoscopic brow lift is a permanent surgical procedure to rejuvenate the brow, forehead, and eyes for a more youthful appearance. The endoscopic technique utilizes small incisions for less recovery time, and reduced likelihood of noticeable scarring.

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  1. Barry L Eppley Forehead/Brow Reduction or Augmentation with Custom Implants for Enhanced Facial Profileplasty PubMed.gov; 2019-10-01
  2. Sarit Cohen Forehead Lift Using Botulinum Toxin PubMed.gov; 2018-02-15
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