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Endoscopic Brow Lift (Eyebrow Lift)
Endoscopic Brow Lift


Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery

(also known as endoscopic forehead lift) is a procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper portion of the face. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 42,433 forehead lift procedures performed in the United States in 2010; there are no immediately available statistics on the number of brow lifts performed using the endoscopic technique.

Cost of Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery

"The average cost

of brow lift surgery is $3,173."

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the average U.S. cost of brow lift surgery is $3,173. Some surgeons may adjust their charge for the endoscopic technique. The national average fee refers to the surgeon's fee only and does not include charges for the surgical facility, anesthesia, and anesthesiologist – nor does it include any medical tests, prescriptions,or other miscellaneous costs related to endoscopic brow lift surgery. Most surgeons offer multiple financing options for forehead lift surgery.


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Find an Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgeon

While the information contained in this website will provide you with a good introduction to endoscopic brow lift surgery, it cannot replace medical advice. When considering an endoscopic lift, please consult a qualified provider.

(To assist your search, use the CosmeticSurgery.com
physician locator.)


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Benefits of Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery


Undergoing endoscopic brow lift surgery can bring about many favorable changes in the facial appearance, most notably: a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance; significant reduction of an “angry” or furrowed forehead; and smoother, less wrinkled skin in the brow area. Deep horizontal creases across the forehead can also be smoothed over by the procedure. For patients who wish to obtain a more youthful appearance, but prefer a more subtle change, a brow lift can be an excellent alternative to facelift surgery.


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How is endoscopic brow lift surgery performed?

Endoscopic brow lift surgery is a less invasive method of the traditional brow lift/forehead lift procedure. After incisions are made at the temples and hairline, it is performed using an endoscope (surgical video device) and other special instruments designed for minimal invasiveness. This allows the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to be repositioned, altered, or removed, correcting the source of visible creases and furrows in the forehead. This technique may also be done in conjunction with incisions hidden within the natural crease of the upper eyelids to eliminate frown lines between the brows, on, or above the bridge of the nose.

"Endoscopic brow lift surgery

is a less invasive method of
the traditional brow lift/forehead lift procedure. "

The end result is a “lifting” effect that evokes a more youthful appearance on the upper face. Then, the incisions are closed with removable or absorbable sutures, skin adhesives, and perhaps surgical tape or special clips. Your surgeon will address the specific method of incision closure during your pre-operative appointment.


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How much pain is associated with endoscopic brow lift?


Following an endoscopic brow lift, some swelling is usually noted in the first several days; rather than pain, many patients experience slight forehead numbness for a period of up to several weeks. However, it is not uncommon to experience mild pain that is easily controlled by over-the-counter or prescribed medication.


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Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery Recovery

Recovery from endoscopic brow lift begins once the dressings and drains are removed, with pronounced puffiness and discoloration in some portions of the area. Any unevenness or temporary asymmetry is normal and should be expected; normally, it will resolve during the recovery process. Swelling and bruising typically dissipate within two weeks, and makeup can be used to conceal the area after the first week. Any numbness will gradually decline over the following months.

"To reduce the risk of bleeding,

do not strain, bend, or lift
during the early post-operative period."

To reduce the risk of bleeding, do not strain, bend, or lift during the early post-operative period. Your surgeon will instruct you regarding these activities. He will also give you specific instructions regarding the care of your dressings and incisions, medications, sun exposure, and follow up appointments to monitor your healing process. Often, patients note faded or invisible incision scars after approximately six months. Smoking should be avoided to decrease the risk of visible scars.


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Risks of Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery

"You can help minimize most surgical

risks by following the advice and instructions
of your surgeon."

The majority of endoscopic brow lift patients do not experience any complications. However, some potential risks with any cosmetic surgery are hematoma (an accumulation of blood under the skin), infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Additionally, brow lift incisions are typically quite inconspicuous; however, this is not entirely predictable due to individual variations in healing. You can help minimize most surgical risks by following the advice and instructions of your surgeon.
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Who is the ideal candidate for endoscopic brow lift surgery?


Good candidates for a brow lift are healthy men and women between the ages of 35 and 60. These patients should expect realistic, natural-looking results from the procedure. Realistic results are defined as a more youthful appearance on the forehead/brow portion of the face only. For patients who wish to reverse the visible signs of aging on the entire face (rather than the upper portion),
face lift surgery may be more suitable.
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