Endoscopic Brow Lift
This procedure will place the eyebrows back to their youthful position, reducing the “scowl”.
The Endoscopic Brow Lift Procedure
Your face is the one major area where it is hard to hide the effects of aging. You may feel perfectly rested and content but still be told that you look tired, worried or angry when in fact, it is not true. This can be the result of deep furrows between your eyebrows or that your eyebrows are sagging due to the effects of gravity or genetics. The endoscopic brow lift performed by Dr. Kulick is very effective for helping to reduce frown lines or correct a sagging forehead. It can produce a more youthful and rested appearance for the forehead and even the upper eyelids without making any incisions on the eyelid skin. As a result, the entire facial expression can be improved.
In recent years, the surgical approach to correct the sagging brow has been improved by using an endoscope, a very small camera attached to a tiny telescope. The advantage of endoscopic procedure is the “minimally invasive” nature of this technique. We are now able to achieve the same, if not the better results with the endoscopic technique than with the “open coronal” approach. In the coronal approach, the “standard” way to do a brow lift, an incision is hidden behind the hairline and is made from ear to ear. To lift the brow, a portion of the scalp and hair are removed and the surgeon has to “over correct” and pull the brows up higher because they will / should come back down some during the healing process. (That is why some patients that have the “standard” open coronal brow lift look startled – the brows don’t come back down). With this approach, the problems have been scarring, hair loss, the cutting of nerves and a larger forehead. The Endoscopic approach has significantly minimized these problems. The procedure consists of placing a series of 2-3 small incisions in the scalp behind the hairline. With the use of the endoscope, Dr. Kulick is able to modify the muscles and achieve the proper brow position without over correction. No scalp or hair is excised. The smaller incisions reduce the chance of nerve injury.
The procedure most often performed at the same time as an endoscopic, brow lift is an eyelid procedure (blepharoplasty). As you look at the patients in the PHOTO GALLERY you will see the benefit of the brow lift when combined with a blepharoplasty. Whether to reclaim a more youthful appearance or to look as good as you feel, forehead surgery or an endoscopic brow lift can provide you with dramatic results.
After the Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery
After the patient arrives home, we advise placing cold packs across the forehead and eyes for the first few days. The instruction packet given to you at your pre-operative appointment will explain how to prepare for surgery as well as outline post-surgical care. There is minimal discomfort with the brow lift and most patientsare able to control their discomfort with Tylenol. Sleeping with the head elevated for the first week can both minimize the discomfort and shorten the recovery time. The healing period continues to progress over the next few months. The Patient Care Coordinator will call you regularly after surgery to answer your immediate questions and schedule your post-operative appointment with Dr. Kulick.
Following the endoscopic brow lift, most patients feel they look more rested and revitalized in their upper portion of the face. They no longer feel as if they look angry, unhappy, sad or tired.
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