There are a number of procedures that aim to rejuvenate the face for a more youthful appearance, so it is important to understand which specific concerns a brow lift can meet. The brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, restores the forehead, eyebrows, and upper facial structures to their youthful position.
It also corrects the loose, sagging skin of the upper eyelids and improves the crow’s feet and lateral temporal areas. Deep furrows or “scowl” lines and creases between the eyebrows are also corrected. A good brow lift candidate will have these concerns along with realistic expectations for their results. Candidates should also have a positive mindset and be in good health to ensure a successful recovery period. Dr. Barone or Dr. Koltz can examine your brow and forehead area and discuss your concerns to determine if a brow lift is the best option for you.
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Dr. Barone and Dr. Koltz prefer to perform brow lifts using the endoscopic approach in the majority of their patients. Unlike the traditional open brow lift which requires a large incision across the scalp, the endoscopic approach utilizes four small incisions located and hidden in the scalp.
There are several distinct advantages to the endoscopic approach:
- Smaller incisions which easily hide within the scalp hair, and shaving the hair is not necessary.
- The smaller endoscopic incisions allow preservation of the sensory nerves to the scalp.
- Does not remove any scalp or skin and does not overcorrect the brow position by elevating them unnaturally (which can result in a very “operated” look).
- Use of the endoscope allows for more precise surgical technique, resulting in less bruising and swelling post-operatively.
The brow lift is really an upper facelift and provides repositioning and support for the entire forehead and even the tissue of the upper eyelids and lateral temporal areas or lateral eyelid skin.
As with all of our cosmetic procedures, our Toledo plastic surgeons prefer an individualized approach and the brow lift is planned to address specific aging concerns and avoid an artificial post-operative appearance. The endoscopic brow lift or upper facelift is often done in conjunction with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facelift or mid-facelift (malar lift), and skin resurfacing procedures.
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