For over a century, the aesthetic appeal of the face has been highly valued all around the world, and it’s more of a priority now for people than it’s ever been. Heredity does not bestow all of us with the most perfect of features, and aging can destroy a once-pretty face.
Droopy eyebrows, marionette lines, horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, and fine lines around the eyes are all signs of aging. Then there are medical conditions such as ptosis (drooping of the eyelid) that could be a result of a stroke or Bell’s palsy that makes the face look unbalanced and awkward.
There is a solution to all these problems: the endoscopic brow lift. This state-of-art forehead-lift technique can help you resolve all these signs of aging.
What Is an Endoscopic Brow Lift?
The endoscopic brow lift is a procedure that lifts the forehead area to achieve a more youthful appearance. The relationship between the forehead, eyebrows, and upper eyelids is taken into consideration when performing this procedure.
The endoscopic brow lift elevates the brow, decreases horizontal wrinkles present on the forehead, decreases glabellar folds (the frown lines between the eyebrows), improves hooded eyes, and decreases the infrabrow skin area.
It is conducted with the help of an endoscope, which is a tool equipped with a light and a camera. This camera transmits close-up images of the underlying brow tissues to a monitor that Dr. Glassman consults during the procedure. This allows for more accurate adjustments and even higher quality results.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for This Procedure?
The endoscopic brow lift is ideal for people suffering from glabellar ptosis (drooping eyebrows), vertical glabellar rhytids (deep furrows between the eyebrows that make a person seem like they are frowning), and forehead rhytids (horizontal wrinkles on the forehead).
The frontalis muscles are the muscles that help raise eyebrows. These muscles also cause the skin on the forehead to develop wrinkles, mild to moderate eyebrows ptosis, and eyelid pseudoptosis (the appearance of drooping without any underlying pathological condition).
Is an Endoscopic Brow Lift Better Than a Traditional Brow Lift?
The procedure is often preferable to a traditional brow lift for a variety of reasons:
• It provides an accurate resection of the brow’s depressor muscles.
• If alopecia occurs at all, it occurs at a very slow and minimal rate.
• There is less chance of a brow ptosis recurring.
• There is more control over the brow position.
• There is very minimal elevation of the hairline.
• The procedure can be used on patients with bald heads and those with very thin and fine hair.
• The recovery time is much faster than that of a traditional brow lift.
• After surgery, the patient feels less numbness and suffers from less edema than they would after a traditional brow lift.
Learn More About the Endoscopic Brow Lift
If you feel that an endoscopic forehead lift would help you, please contact the office of Dr. Lawrence Glassman. Dr. Glassman, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will be happy to give you all the details you need to prepare you for the procedure. Schedule your informative consultation today.