Brow Lift Surgery to Reverse the Signs of Aging
As we get older, our brow starts to descend and take on a heavy, tired look. Wrinkles on the forehead, vertical creases between the eyebrows and even hooded upper eyelids can all result from the aging process. Dr. Ennis’ brow lift procedure raises the brow back to a more youthful position, and can help with wrinkles on the forehead and between the brows for a younger, more alert, rested-appearing face that looks naturally refreshed while avoiding the surprised look of the old-fashioned lifts.
Dr. Ennis performs brow lift surgery with the endoscopic surgical method that uses a tiny camera (or endoscope) and four small incisions hidden back in the hairline for a precise, minimally invasive procedure that results in a more t natural-looking result that avoids the large scar across the scalp or in front of the hairline, which is often visible, especially when the hair is wet.
Is Brow Lift Surgery Right for You?
If you are considering having brow lift surgery, you may be a good candidate if you:
- Are in good overall health, with no serious medical issues
- Have sagging eyebrows that have descended and make you look older, tired and/or angry
- Have furrows between your eyebrows
- Have a heavy, drooping brow or sweeping lines along the sides of your eyes
- Have hooded upper eyelids as a result of a falling brow line
The Brow Lift Procedure
The brow lift procedure is performed with the patient placed under a light general anesthesia for comfort and with local anesthesia to help with any post-operative discomfort. This surgery is an outpatient procedure that typically takes about an hour to complete.
Dr. Ennis performs the endoscopic brow lift procedure, which involves the use of a tiny camera called an endoscope that is placed through four small incisions that he makes in the hairline so that there is no visible scar on face. From these incisions, the doctor will raise the forehead skin and underlying muscles and tissue back, returning the brow to a more youthful location without creating a surprised or overdone appearance.
Recovering from Brow Lift Surgery
After surgery, the patient will need to have someone drive them home. They will likely experience some swelling and bruising on the upper portion of the face. For the first few days, patients should keep their head elevated and apply cold compresses on their eyes in order to help minimize swelling. Discomfort can be relieved by taking the pain medication prescribed by the doctor.
The benefit of the endoscopic brow lift is that there are no visible scars on the face, including the large, unsightly scar of the old-fashioned style brow lift. Patients should be able to return to work and normal activities within a week, assuming that the bruising has resolved. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks. There are vitamins that Dr. Ennis and his staff will recommend to help minimize bruising and speed the resolution of any bruising the patient may have.
Take the Next Step to a Fresher-Looking Face
Tired of looking tired? If you find yourself looking tired, angry or older than your years, you’d be amazed at what a brow lift can do to rejuvenate your face, making you look several years younger, fresher and more alert. To learn more about brow lift surgery, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Scott Ennis.