Endoscopic Browlift

Browlifts (forehead surgery) can revitalize excessively wrinkled foreheads with drooping eyebrows. The procedure can help you look less angry, sad, or tired.

Dr. Petroff has 20+ years of experience using minimally invasive (endoscopic) methods to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. Endoscopic browlifts are less invasive and do not harm or remove any scalp or hair. Only small incisions are necessary, and in the hands of an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Petroff, excellent long term results can be attained that look natural and not at all “pulled.” You will look younger without anyone knowing you have had a cosmetic procedure.

The procedure is often combined with other operations such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and/or a facelift to improve the appearance of the eyes and other areas of the face.

If you are curious as to whether an endoscopic browlift will benefit you, try standing in front of a mirror and use the palms of your hands to raise the sides of your eyes above the eyebrows. Then, pull the skin back from your eyes, raising your forehead. This is approximately how the procedure will help you look.

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How is an endoscopic browlift (forehead surgery) performed?

The surgery is an outpatient procedure performed using a local anesthetic and IV sedation.

First, your hair is wrapped with small tapes near the incision site. Then, Dr. Petroff makes three to five short incisions (less than an inch long) behind the hairline. The endoscope is placed in one so he can see beneath the skin without having to make a large incision, while he lifts the skin and adjusts the muscles through the other incisions.

If the eyebrows are lifted, they will be secured into place using a resorbable fixation device called Ultratine®.

What is recovery from an endoscopic browlift (forehead surgery) like?

You may experience some numbness, discomfort, and swelling around the incisions, though there is less itching than with a traditional brow lift. Staples are removed in a week; no dressing or drains are required unless performed in conjunction with a deep plane facelift.

You will be on your feet and able to wash your hair in a day or two. Many patients return to work in 7-10 days or less. Swelling and bruising should fade by the second week. You may resume normal activity, including exercise, by 2 weeks.

Call Petroff Center today to schedule your endoscopic browlift consultation.