Brow Lift surgery is done using an endoscopic technique allowing for minimal incisions. The procedure is done by making 3 - 5 half inch scalp incisions that are concealed in the hairline. The hair does not have to be shaved. An endoscope, a pencil like viewing device, is inserted into these small incisions along with the surgeon’s instruments. The surgery is done in an outpatient surgery center using sedation anesthesia. It is often done in conjunction with other facial rejuvenative procedures such as a facelift. In these longer cases, general anesthesia may be required.
Following surgery, discomfort is mild and can be controlled with pain medication as needed. There will be some tightness of the forehead. There may be bruising and swelling for 7– 14 days that can be minimized by using ice packs and sleeping with the head of bed elevated the first 48 hours.
Most patients can return to work after the first week and should avoid strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks. The result is a more alert, refreshed appearance. The brows are returned to their natural position, and eyelids are lifted. This procedure can be done alone or as a compliment to other facial rejuvenation procedures.