Endoscopic Forehead Lift
in Beverly Hills
Endoscopic Forehead Lift
The forehead and brow region is usually the first region of the face to show signs of aging. Over time, repeated facial expressions can cause deep lines across the forehead and in between the eyes. In addition, the brows deflate and begin to descend from their natural position. While neurotoxins such as BOTOX may be used to treat this in less advanced cases, patients desire longer lasting results. At Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills, Dr. David Shamouelian offers this minimally invasive technique which results in less pain and a quicker recovery. With the aid of a small endoscope, Dr. Shamouelian corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows on the forehead. The goal is to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance in the upper third of the face.
Endoscopic Brow Lift Procedure
During the surgery, three or four small incisions are made in a camouflaged fashion within the hair-bearing area of scalp. An endoscope is placed through tiny incision, which enables Dr. David Shamouelian to visualize and precisely elevate the soft tissues of the forehead and brow with special minimally invasive instruments. After lifting the forehead soft tissues, the muscles causing the frown lines are addressed smoothing the forehead, minimizing lines and raising the eyebrows. The forehead and brows are restored to a more youthful location and anchored to the underlying bone above the hairline. The small incision is then closed. The procedure typically requires one to two hours under sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure is typically performed simultaneously with other cosmetic surgeries, such as eyelid rejuvenation surgery.
Benefits of Endoscopic Forehead Lift
- Minimally invasive
- Fast recovery
- Restores youthful appearance of the forehead and brow region
- It can be performed simultaneously with other cosmetic treatments
Risks and Complications
Complications are rare and usually minor when endoscopic forehead lift procedure is done by qualified plastic surgeon. As with all surgical procedures, the possibility of complications must be considered. To reduce risk of complications, it’s important to strictly follow your surgeon’s instructions both before and after surgery.
What to Expect After the Procedures
After an endoscopic forehead lift, it is normal for patients to experience slight swelling, bruising, and redness around the surgical area. These normally fade away within 7-10 days. We recommend patients not to wash their head or hair for at least 48 hours after the procedure to allow the wounds to heal. Sutures are removed after about a week following your procedure. The small incisions around the scalp area are camouflaged and hidden under the hair. You should be able to go back to work after about a week, but we recommend refraining from any strenuous activities for about three to four weeks.
Is Endoscopic Forehead Lift Right for Me?
An endoscopic forehead lift is commonly performed in men and women within the 40-60 age range to minimize the visible signs of aging on the upper third of the face. Individuals with inherited low or heavy brow can achieve a refreshed look with this minimally invasive lift. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a facelift to provide a smoother overall look to the face. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may also be performed at the same time, especially for patients with significant skin overhang in the upper eyelids. During your initial consultation, Dr. Shamouelian will go over the details of the procedure and carefully discuss your aesthetic goals and expectations.
The cost of endoscopic forehead lift varies depending on each patient’s unique condition. Please feel free to discuss any of your concerns regarding cost and insurance during your initial consultation at Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills. For more information on minimally invasive forehead lift, contact Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills today at (888) 265-2335 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation.