Types of Brow Lifts
There are 2 types of brow lifts commonly performed. The endoscopic brow lift and the standard brow lift.
What is a Standard Brow Lift?
This procedure corrects drooping eyebrows and smoothes the deep wrinkles in the forehead by removing excess tissue and tightening the skin and muscle.
What is an Endoscopic Brow Lift?
This procedure corrects drooping eyebrows and smoothes the deep wrinkles in the forehead by removing excess tissue, tightening the skin and altering the muscle through a small incision. So the primary difference between an endoscopic brow lift and a standard brow lift is the smaller incision and use of an endoscope. An endoscope is a small device with a tiny camera on it that is inserted into the incision area that allows the surgeon to see inside through video that is displayed on a small screen. This allows a much smaller incision.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
The best candidates for this procedure are men and women between the ages of 40 and 60. This procedure can also help younger people who have developed furrowed forehead wrinkles. For a private consultation, please call Dr. Bradley at 618-355-0993.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
This procedure can provide a smoother forehead that creates a younger, more animated and vibrant look.
How long does the procedure last?
The procedure lasts for 1 to 2 hours.
How do I prepare for surgery?
You will meet with Dr. Bradley so he can evaluate your face, skin, and underlying bone. Dr. Bradley will give you guidelines on drinking and eating and on avoiding certain medications, herbal supplements, vitamins, and smoking. Make sure you have someone to drive you home after the procedure and help you out for a few days.
What does surgery involve?
An incision will be made on the forehead well behind the hairline. The incision will start at the ear level and run on top of the forehead to the other side of the head. The skin is lifted and excess tissue is removed. The muscle below is altered and excess skin trimmed. The incision is closed with stitches.
Will I spend the night in your facility or be released after surgery?
This is usually an outpatient procedure. Most likely you will be released shortly after surgery.
When can I return to my normal lifestyle?
You should be up and around in a few days, but take it easy for the first week. Any activity that will raise your blood pressure should be avoided for several weeks.
Will I need a follow-up visit?
With every procedure, Dr. Bradley strives to provide personal follow-up visits to monitor your progress and answer any post-operative questions.