Endoscopic brow lift technology is one of the most modern advances in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery. The procedure has the same goal as a traditional brow lift – to minimize significant signs of aging that develop in the forehead region, but the endoscopic technique results in smaller incisions, minimal downtime, and less scarring.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dan Shell performs endoscopic brow lift surgery for men and women who wish to reduce the appearance of deep frown lines and drooping brows. He performs endoscopic brow lifts in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid surgery, face lift surgery and skin resurfacing techniques.
WHO IS THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR AN ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT?
One or more of the following conditions may indicate that you are a potential candidate for endoscopic brow lift surgery:
- You have drooping lateral brows, causing your face to look tired or angry
- You have creases that run horizontally across your forehead
- You have deep frown lines that form in vertical creases between your eyebrows
Ideal candidates for endoscopic brow lift surgery will also possess good overall physical and emotional health as well as realistic surgical expectations. During your consultation with Dr. Shell, he will be able to determine if an endoscopic brow lift is right for you, based on factors such as medical history, underlying bone structure, and skin elasticity.
Before and After Endoscopic Brow Lift
There are numerous factors to consider before committing to any cosmetic surgery. Below is a list of frequently asked questions associated with endoscopic brow lift surgery in our Northern Mississippi plastic surgery office:
How does an endoscopic brow lift work?
Endoscopic brow surgery begins with four or five short scalp incisions, each less than an inch in length. Dr. Shell then inserts an endoscope (a small light with a camera attached to it) underneath the surface of the skin to obtain a clear picture of the underlying tissue.
Using another instrument inserted through a different incision, the forehead skin is gently lifted and the underlying muscles and tissues are removed or reshaped to produce a smoother appearance. The eyebrows may also be lifted and secured in a higher position by sutures beneath the skin’s surface.
What happens after an endoscopic brow lift?
Following surgery, it is common for patients to experience some numbness, discomfort and swelling near the site of the incisions. Dr. Shell may prescribe pain medication to alleviate significant discomfort. The results of your endoscopic brow lift will appear gradually as swelling begins to subside. Sutures will be removed within one week and most patients are able to return to work and most normal activities at that time.
Are the results permanent?
The final results of an endoscopic brow lift are more or less permanent. Your forehead will still be susceptible to the normal aging process. Significant weight fluctuations may also impact results. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise plan, as well as a proper skincare routine that includes a daily SPF, will increase the probability of longer-lasting results.
What are some of the risks associated with an endoscopic brow lift?
Endoscopic brow lift surgery is considered safe, and the chance of experiencing complications during this treatment, or as a result of it, are rare. Dr. Shell and his staff will go over all of the potential risks in detail with you prior to surgery. Some potential risks may include temporary nerve damage, infection, bleeding and reactions to anesthesia.
Why should I choose Dr. Shell for an endoscopic brow lift?
During your consultation, Dr. Shell will listen carefully to your concerns, ensuring that all treatments are customized to meet your goals. His practice utilizes the latest technology in a comfortable and confidential setting. Dr. Shell is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. He is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION
Are you interested in learning more about endoscopic brow lift surgery near Memphis? Dr. Dan Shell is a board certified plastic surgeon with an office in Oxford, MS. Email or call us at 662-236-6465 to set up a consultation for an endoscopic brow lift in Mississippi.