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Endoscopic Brow Lift Overview: Cost, Recovery, Before & After
Endoscopic Brow Lift Browlift patient review for top New York facial plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono.
As we age, the brow and forehead droop. This is due to a number of factors, including the pull of gravity and prolonged exposure to sunlight. Sagging forehead skin also contributes to wrinkles, frown lines, and hooded upper eyelids. Often, these symptoms culminate in a sad, tired, or angry expression.
Luckily, there are many ways to reverse these changes, one of which is through an endoscopic brow lift.
During this minimally invasive surgery, small incisions are hidden within the scalp before a lighted telescope, called an endoscope, is fed into the cut. The brow muscles are then tactfully repositioned. This tightens loose skin, lifts drooping brows, flattens forehead wrinkles, and opens the eyes. Dr. Jacono also removes the muscles that cause creases between the eyebrows which negates the need for repeat Botox injections.
The traditional brow lift is different from the endoscopic brow lift. The traditional browlift cuts a coronal incision over the top of the head and from ear to ear. This long incision can leave a prominent scar and damage the hairline.
Sometimes, it can even damage nerves and other vital structures. The traditional brow lift also has a long recovery time of about 2 weeks.
The endoscopic brow lift, on the other hand, uses tiny incisions in hidden parts of the scalp, so there is minimal scarring and less of a risk of nerve and muscle trauma. The endoscopic brow lift also allows Dr. Jacono to lift the sagging brow more accurately. Finally, the endoscopic browlift’s recovery time is about 1 week.
Dr. Jacono performs other kinds of browlifts, as well. These include the temporal brow lift, the trichial browlift, the direct brow lift, the indirect brow lift, and revision brow lift procedures.
The brow lift and forehead lift have different goals. The browlift alters the brow’s position and makes the patient look less tired. It can also fix drooping upper eyelids.
The forehead lift, on the other hand, smooths the forehead, eliminating furrows and creases. It does not dramatically change the position of the brows.
The browlift, like any surgery, has some risks. The most common complications include pain, scalp numbness, and temporary alopecia. The traditional brow lift can leave behind a long, pronounced scar and even retract the hairline. Although the endoscopic browlift does not use large incisions, it can still cause facial nerve injury and mild hair loss.
Patients should be aware, however, that these complications are relatively uncommon. Dr. Jacono is a facial specialist and delivers the best results with the fewest possible post-surgical problems.
Most brow lift candidates fall between the ages of 40 and 65. However, anyone of any age is welcome to undergo surgery, especially if they are unhappy with their forehead lines, the position of their eyebrows, or their droopy upper eyelids.
Anyone who is unsatisfied with the appearance of their brow is a candidate for brow lift surgery. Those who appear constantly angry, tired, or startled are particularly strong candidates, as are those with heavy upper lids. The ideal patient is in good health and refrains from consuming alcohol and tobacco before and after their procedure.
Dr. Jacono is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over twenty years of experience. He has extensive training and offers some of the best results in the world. Not infrequently, he will perform a Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelift, or laser skin resurfacing to provide a harmonious facial rejuvenation. To see if you are a candidate with Dr. Jacono, please contact our offices in New York City or on Long Island.
This patient’s eyebrows began to droop over her upper eyelids making her look tired. Dr. Jacono performed an eyebrow lift which lifted the sagging brow to its natural position. She now looks refreshed and more alert.
This lovely patient underwent a full facial rejuvenation which included a deep plane facelift, eyelid lift, and a forehead lift. The deep plane lifted her cheeks and smoothed out her jawline. The eyelid lift removed the puffy excess skin from under her eyes. And the forehead lift raised her drooping eyebrows.
The after results show her looking refreshed and younger.
Female patient was unhappy with how heavy her eyebrows were getting. You can see in the before photos that they were sagging over her upper eyelids. Dr. Jacono performed a brow lift procedure to lift the brows to their natural position on her face. She looks rejuvenated and loves that she no longer looks tired or angry.
This female patient wanted to reverse the signs of aging which were beginning to show with droopy eyebrows. You can see in the before photo how the outer portion of both eyebrows was sagging over her upper eyelids. Dr. Jacono performed a forehead lift to address her concerns. She looks more awake and refreshed in her after photos.
Brow lifts can be tailored as well. This patient wanted a more sculpted and higher brow position. This is a stylized look, but the procedure can be customized to your aesthetic and is not “one size fits all”.
At the same time, she had the “elevens” or muscles between the eyebrows released preventing the need for further botox injections.
This patient believed she needed an upper eyelid but it was her dropped forehead and heavy brow that needed to be lifted. An endoscopic brow lift was performed to open her eyes and make her look more youthful and less tired.
This patient had a prior eyelid lift elsewhere and still had tired eyes. Lifting her brows off her eyes resulted in a more fresh and more rejuvenated appearance.
This patient had heavy upper eyelids, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles An endoscopic brow lift was performed to open her eyes and smooth her brow and release her frowning muscles.
A subtle brow lift was performed in combination with an upper eyelid lift on this patient giving her a natural but refreshed appearance.
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