An endoscopic forehead lift is a cosmetic procedure in which the position of the eyebrows and the forehead are lifted, giving the face a more youthful appearance. Endoscopic forehead lifts are known to yield excellent results and are a relatively safe procedure that is opted for by thousands of people around the world.
How Is an Endoscopic Forehead Lift Performed?
At the start of your endoscopic forehead lift, you will be given either local or general anesthesia depending on Dr. Gantous’s discretion.
Dr. Gantous starts by making markings around the forehead and the eyebrows to determine the best approach while lifting the forehead. Once the markings have been made, small incisions are made along the forehead to access the layer of connective tissue and muscles underneath the skin.
After the incisions have been made, Dr. Gantous has access to the muscles and connective tissue underneath. A small tube with a camera and a light is then inserted. This tube, known as an endoscope, is connected to a monitor. On the monitor, a close-up view of the tissues is displayed, giving Dr. Gantous the ability to perform the procedure very precisely.
Dr. Gantous then uses different techniques to reposition the muscles and other tissues. Once this is done, Dr. Gantous closes the incisions using sutures. The incisions are dressed carefully to protect them as they heal.
Before the Procedure
Prior to the forehead lift, it is important to discuss your goals with Dr. Gantous during a consultation at our office. During this, you will need to disclose your entire medical history, including drug allergies, previous surgeries, and medical conditions.
You will be able to look at before-and-after photos of previous endoscopic forehead lift patients, and you can ask any questions you may have. Once Dr. Gantous has gathered the necessary information, he will create a surgical plan for your procedure.
After the Procedure
The recovery process after an endoscopic forehead lift is shorter than that of a traditional forehead lift, since the incisions made as part of this technique are smaller. There is also less tissue alteration performed during an endoscopic forehead lift, so the tissues have fewer changes to recover from.
The dressing applied during the surgery will be taken off a week after the procedure date. Immediately after, patients are likely to notice some slight swelling and redness around the area where the surgery has been performed. These are temporary side effects of the procedure and will disappear within a few days.
Patients must refrain from physical exertion in order to avoid any strain to the incision sites. This means stopping normal exercise routines and taking time off from jobs that are physically taxing.
The results of the procedure are visible once the swelling has come down. These appear in the form of a wrinkle-free brow and well-defined eyebrows that no longer sag.
Make an Appointment
The endoscopic forehead lift offers an opportunity to revitalize your appearance. Get started today – contact the office of Dr. Andres Gantous, a skilled facial plastic surgery specialist, and set up your consultation.