Thanks to modern technology, you can now benefit from a number of less invasive surgeries and procedures. The endoscope is a major technological advancement that has aided in the development of these procedures.

The endoscope is a small surgical tool that features a camera and a light. It connects to a monitor, and on this monitor, magnified images are displayed. It is currently being used in a multitude of cosmetic plastic and reconstructive procedures, including the endoscopic brow lift.

A Solution for Signs of Facial Aging

With facial aging, fat is lost from the orbital rim between the eyelid and brow, creating an aged appearance. Brow sagging is also a common issue. A sagging brow can be genetic or a result of the aging process. Additionally, moderate and deep wrinkles form in the skin of the forehead due to drooping excess skin.

If you’re experiencing these signs of the aging process, an endoscopic brow lift may be an excellent choice. An endoscopic brow lift should be performed to accomplish the following corrections:

  • Elevation of sagging eyebrows
  • Improvement of eyebrow symmetry
  • Improvement and better definition of eyebrow shape
  • Removal of moderate and deep forehead wrinkles

What Makes the Endoscopic Brow Lift Different?

An endoscopic brow lift is very different from a traditional, or coronal, brow lift. The main difference is that an endoscope is used in the procedure. This allows Dr. Richardson to see the surgical area in great detail, making the results more precise and natural.

Additionally, different incisions are used. Three to five very small incisions are made during the endoscopic brow lift, as opposed to the single long incision made with a traditional brow lift. The size of the small incisions makes the procedure much less invasive and also leads to a shorter and easier recovery time.

How the Endoscopic Brow Lift Was Developed

Through the past three decades, a majority of surgical methods incorporated endoscopic and fiber-optic technology. Gynecologists have been primarily using endoscopes since 1970 in therapeutic and diagnostic practices. By the end of the 1970s, it gained acceptance amongst the orthopedic community as the preferred go-to technology for diagnostic procedures.

By 1986, endoscopic procedures were being introduced into the general surgery space, with laparoscopic cholecystectomies becoming the standard by 1990. As the 1990s progressed, the first endoscopic brow lift procedure was written about soon after the endoscope got incorporated into mid-and-lower-face plastic surgery.

Thanks to the understanding of the principles of brow suspension and specialized dissection instruments, endoscopic brow lifts have grown further in popularity and are now a quite common practice.

Your Endoscopic Brow-Lift Consultation

During consultations, surgeons examine the patient’s entire face to accurately determine the exact techniques that will achieve the goal of a balanced and natural-looking appearance.

While evaluating the face for cosmetic improvement, most surgeons used to divide the face into separate regions – the face, neck, eyes, and brow. With advancements in technology, facial analysis has turned more complex, changing how classifications are made.

As part of a consultation, the patient discusses their aesthetic goals with Dr. Richardson. They also bring their complete medical history, including any allergies they may have and any medications they are currently taking. This helps to avoid surgical complications.

Schedule a Consultation for Your Brow Lift

Raise your drooping brows and smooth away those forehead wrinkles – contact our office today for a brow-lift consultation. Dr. Matthew Richardson is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and he will be happy to meet with you to discuss the procedure.