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.