By Dr. Douglas Grace B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
An endoscopic brow lift, also called a forehead lift, can surgically correct drooping eyebrows and soften worried or angry expressions that result from frown lines. During the procedure, Dr. Grace will elevate the skin and underlying tissues of the upper face and may remove part of the muscle that causes frown lines between the brows. The result is a more youthful, relaxed and refreshed appearance. Explore the paragraphs below if you would like to learn more about brow lift surgery and find out whether you might be a Burlington forehead lift candidate.
How is an Endoscopic Brow Lift Performed?
The endoscope is inserted into several small incisions placed just behind the hairline, providing Dr. Grace with a clear view of the muscles and tissues beneath the skin. He will then insert another instrument through one of the small incisions to lift the skin and remove or alter muscle, if necessary. During this procedure, the eyebrows and forehead and be lifted and secured at the optimal height as determined by Dr. Grace.
What Results Can I Expect After Surgery?
Immediately after surgery, you will experience some temporary swelling and bruising in your eyebrow and forehead areas, which may last for up to 10 days. The first night, it is important to rest with your head elevated. You can use a cold compress to help control swelling. You may also experience mild discomfort immediately following the procedure and may be prescribed oral medications.
Dressings are removed within a few days after surgery. You can usually take a shower and wash your hair a few days later. When healing begins, you may experience numbing and itching at the incision sites. Most of our brow lift Burlington patients recover from the traditional brow lift surgery in about two weeks.
After your procedure, you will be asked to return to Dr. Grace’s cosmetic surgery offices for periodic evaluations performed by a highly skilled nurse.
Please remember that the relationship with Dr. Grace and The Grace Clinic does not end when you leave the operating room. If you have questions or concerns about your brow lift treatment, feel free to contact The Grace Clinic. Dr. Grace also encourages you to contact him if you would like to discuss additional facial rejuvenation treatments, such as eyelid surgery. Dr. Grace is also an experienced Burlington facelift and neck lift surgeon, and he can help you determine whether these procedures can help you further enhance your appearance.