The forehead area is often where wrinkles and frown lines first start to appear. A browlift (or forehead lift) , smooths out wrinkles and corrects drooping brows and heavy lids creating a youthful and friendlier appearance. Browlifts can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or along with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or laser skin resurfacing.
During your first cosmetic consultation, Dr. Potter will discuss the goals you have for the surgery and explain your probable outcome of treatment. In order to choose the surgical approach that will best achieve your cosmetic goals, your doctor will help you decide between the “open” or classical method, or the endoscopic forehead lift. With the use of before and after photos for patients having similar conditions, we will explain the treatment you can expect to receive. Before and after phots can be taken of your area to document your results.
The Browlift Procedure
Browlifts are performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with deep sedation, or general anesthesia, and usually takes 1-2 hours. The classical or “open” method conceals the incision just under the hairline across the scalp and between the ears. The surgeon lessens the appearance of wrinkles by removing the selected muscles and releasing the facial tissues that cause wrinkles. The eyebrows can also be lifted. Excess skin at the incision is removed to allow a gentle draping of your forehead skin.
Endoscopic or minimal scar browlift is performed using a small fiberoptic lens inserted through halt-inch incisions placed in the hairline. The lens is attached to a camera, which connects to a screen allowing for a visualization of the surgery. More half inch incisions are made for the insertion of tiny scalpels, scissors, and retractors. Your surgeon performs the procedure while watching the monitor and manipulating the instruments externally. An endoscopic brow lift is especially useful for younger patients where the removal of excess skin is not necessary. With this procedure loss of sensation or hair is minimized. An endoscopic browlift significantly reduces frown lines between the eyes and is often performed in conjunction with the upper eyelid surgery to schieve optimal results.
What are the benefits of Endoscopic Browlift Surgery?
Less hair loss
What will your browlift surgery recovery look like?
After Dr. Potter performs your browlift, there is a minimal amount of discomfort. Swelling and bruising may last 7-10 days. For some patients this includes cheeks and eyelids. Keeping your head elevated as well as the application of a cod compress will help to reduce swelling. You may notice itching and possibly some numbness. Your symptoms will diminish over time. Make-up can be worn after 3 day. Sutures will be removed in 7-10 days. Strenuous activity is restricted for 6 weeks.