A brow lift is a facial plastic surgery that is performed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the brow, leaving the patient with a refreshed, alert look. While many people which to achieve these results, they may be apprehensive to undergo such an extensive surgery. The endoscopic brow lift is a less-invasive procedure, which can accomplish similar facial rejuvenation goals. To get an idea if an endoscopic brow lift might work for you, read more about the procedure and its benefits.
Who is a Candidate for an Endoscopic Brow Lift
While the endoscopic brow lift can achieve aesthetically-pleasing results, it is not recommended for individuals who require extensive rejuvenation. Instead, the ideal candidate for this procedure is someone who:
- Has sagging skin or wrinkles around the brow
- Is relatively young and does not require a large amount of skin removal
- Is in general good health
- Has realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure
What is an Endoscopic Brow Lift
An endoscopic brow lift is a less-invasive form of facial plastic surgery that is performed to enhance a patient’s features and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also successfully removes excess, sagging skin from the brow area. While traditional brow lift surgery requires an incision from ear to ear, the endoscopic brow lift is performed after making just a few small incisions. Some surgeries can even be performed without the use of general anesthesia.
During surgery, your surgeon will insert a probe, known as an endoscope, underneath the surface of the skin to get a clear picture of the underlying tissue. The endoscope is basically a small light with a camera attached to it. While viewing the tissues on a monitor, your surgeon can make any necessary adjustments which may include removing and reshaping muscle and tissue. After that, the skin is slightly lifted to smooth wrinkles and elevate the brow area. In some instances, the skin may be fastened into place. The incisions are then closed with stitches and the area is bandaged. Because an endoscopic eye brow lift requires less extensive incisions than a traditional brow lift, recovery time and post-operative discomfort is greatly reduced. Patients can often return to their normal routine within a few days.
Endoscopic Brow Lift Benefits
Patients who receive a brow lift can experience a significant improvement in their appearance. Both traditional and endoscopic brow lift surgeries decrease wrinkles and remove excess skin. This gives patients a more youthful, alert appearance. In addition, these cosmetic enhancements can help patients become confident about how they look. The endoscopic brow lift has a unique set of benefits as well, including:
- Fewer Scars
- Faster Recovery
- Ideal for patients with minimal hair, who are concerned with scarring
- Can be performed at the earliest signs of aging
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How Much Does an Endoscopic Brow Lift Cost?
Although an endoscopic brow lift is less-invasive than the traditional procedure, it typically costs about the same as a regular brow lift. This is because your surgeon utilizes special tools, and has undergone the training to perform the procedure. The average brow lift costs about $3,000, but some can cost as much as $8,000. It is important that cost is not the only factor in your decision of where to have your surgery performed. Learn more about what goes into the cost of a brow lift.
Contact a Surgeon
Contact a local plastic surgeon to find out if you are a good candidate for brow lift.