Endoscopic Facelift

For candidates who desire a minimally invasive solution to sagging brows and cheeks, an endoscopic facelift may be the answer. An endoscopic facelift allows patients to achieve tighter, younger looking facial features without the extensive scars of a traditional facelift while still allowing the surgeon adequate visualization of the structure of the face.

Endoscopic Facelift Overview - Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny

Endoscopic Facelift
avg. recovery
10 days
Surgical Procedure
$7700 - $20000

About the Procedure

Last Updated: 08.02.2021

This particular facelift technique varies from other facelift procedures in that it incorporates the use of fiber optic cameras called endoscopes. While the procedure bears results similar to other facelift surgeries such as the tightening of any sagging facial muscle or the removal of fatty tissues, it does not result in the removal of excess skin like more traditional facelifts. However, the procedure still results in tighter, younger skin and the minimally invasive approach leads to a shorter recovery time as well as fewer complications. Alternatives such as the SMAS or plicated SMAS facelift would be a more appropriate alternative for patients who need skin removal in addition to muscle tightening. The cost for an endoscopic facelift varies from $7,700-$20,000. The endoscopic facelift allows for the use of smaller incisions as opposed to other forms of facelift operations. These incisions are traditionally made above and behind the ear- resulting in minimal scarring that is considerably easier to cover. With the endoscope in place, the surgeon can tighten facial muscles with extreme accuracy. The less invasive nature of the procedure also results in shorter recovery time as your body is healing from significantly less trauma.

Facelifts aim at making the candidate rejuvenate their face for a more youthful look. By "lifting" sagging cheeks and jawline skin, facelifts remove excess skin and tightens underlying tissue and muscle. The goal of an endoscopic facelift is to correct facial sagging.


Endoscopic Facelift addresses concerns such as:

Recovery Notes

Most patients will experience mild bruising and swelling for a period up to 12 days, along with some minor itching as the incisions heal. After approximately 1 week, the sutures are removed to allow for complete healing. Usually, after 2 weeks of healing most patients are able to return to normal activity.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for an endoscopic facelift is in their 30s, 40s and 50s with only moderate amounts of sagging skin.

Not Recommended For

An endoscopic facelift is not recommended for people with more pronounced signs of aging who would better benefit from a more invasive procedure.

Side Effects

Side effects from an endoscopic facelift may include swelling, bleeding, mild soreness, numbness, nerve injury, and excessive bleeding.


  • Hidden incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker recovery


  • Does not address neck skin
  • Does not address jowls
  • Does not remove excess skin

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