Endoscopic Brow Lift
Cosmetic surgery procedures designed to rejuvenate the face and neck can be customized to address isolated aging skin issues that affect only one or two areas and not the entire face and neck. The brow lift procedure was created to address wrinkles and sagging skin in only the upper portion of the face.
The endoscopic brow lift improves the shape and position of the brow while smoothing out forehead creases, eyebrow furrows and crow’s feet. The brow lift procedure also raises droopy eyebrows, reducing the tired look that can develop as the eyebrows descend over time.
If your forehead in particular has begun to crease or sag, Maryland and Washington DC area brow lift surgeon Dr. Michael Will may be able to help.
Who is a Good Candidate For a Brow Lift Surgery in Maryland?
A brow lift, like any other cosmetic surgery procedure, is best for patients who are in generally good health and who do not smoke. Brow lift patients will also be seeking to correct problems that include:
- Droopy brows
- Loose skin on the forehead
- Horizontal forehead creases
- 11’s or frown lines
- Upper face and some eye area wrinkling
Ideal brow lift candidates will also have realistic expectations about what can and cannot be accomplished with brow lift surgery. For instance, a brow lift surgery patient would not expect this procedure to also correct excess skin and hooding in the upper eyelids, as eyelid surgery is better suited to achieve that end.
How is Brow Lift Surgery Performed?
The endoscopic brow lift is the preferred method of brow elevation among cosmetic surgeons today. In the past, brow lift surgery involved one long incision spanning the length of the hairline and a longer recovery period. While some patients with significant eyebrow sagging and forehead wrinkles may still require this more traditional approach, most patients can get the same traditional brow lift benefits with the endoscopic technique.
The term “endoscopic” refers to a surgical endoscope, a tiny camera that Dr. Will uses to see your underlying forehead tissues. The latest techniques allow Maryland surgeon Dr. Will to make fewer incisions, reducing scarring and patient recovery time considerably.
In most cases, a brow lift is performed under general or sedation anesthesia and requires 4-5 small incisions two centimeters behind the hairline. Various surgical techniques are utilized to lift, tighten and remodel the forehead tissues. Afterward, the incisions are sutured or stapled shut, and a dressing is applied.
How much does a brow lift cost in Maryland?
The approximate cost of brow lift surgery is 5,000 dollars. Because the operation varies, the cost at our Frederick County practice also varies. View information on our financing plans.
After Brow Lift Surgery
The initial brow lift recovery period typically lasts 1-2 weeks. Within 48-72 hours after surgery, patients may shower and cleanse their hair with a gentle shampoo provided they are careful to avoid direct contact with brow lift incisions as well as exposure to excessive heat. Most patients can return to work and other normal daily activities within one week, at which point sutures and dressings will be removed during a follow-up visit with Dr. Will.
During the first two weeks of brow lift recovery, it is important to keep your head elevated to reduce swelling and avoid medications that can thin the blood and increase bruising. Most bruising and swelling will subside about 2-4 weeks after brow lift surgery. Patients recovering from brow lift surgery should also avoid bending, heavy lifting and other strenuous activities for 2-4 weeks. Sexual activity may be resumed after two weeks, but wait at least four weeks to resume exercise and other strenuous activity.
Within 6-8 weeks, you should be mostly recovered from brow lift surgery and starting to appreciate your new look. You will have fewer forehead wrinkles and frown lines, and your brows will be elevated, giving you a more youthful, refreshed appearance.