As you age, gravity and the repetitive use of your eyelid muscles pull your eyebrows down over your eyelids, creating a tired and listless look. Deep creases and furrows in your forehead may appear as well. All of these unwanted changes can be improved with a brow lift.
Our physicians perform brow lifts as an outpatient procedure at Community Medical Center. The procedure is performed with general anesthesia.
Small incisions are placed in the scalp behind the hairline, an endoscope (surgical telescope) is inserted, and the skin of the forehead and eyebrows are lifted into a more youthful position with a natural arch. After the position of the forehead and eyebrows have been reset, they are attached in this position with bioabsorbable (dissolving) devices.
An endoscopic brow lift can be performed alone or with a facelift or blepharoplasty depending on your age and personal goals.
Patients are discharged after an endoscopic brow lift with no dressings. Swelling and bruising are mild and can be minimized with cold packs and head elevation. The only restrictions are no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for two weeks. Most patients take 5-7 days off from work but it is possible to go back sooner. Stitches are removed in 10-14 days.
As with any cosmetic medical procedure, results vary from patient to patient.