Brow Lift Techniques: Options for Facial Rejuvenation
By Hadi Rassael on September 10, 2014
The reason that so many people trust Millennium Medical in Chevy Chase is because of our commitment to patient care and patient education. This is especially important when it comes to advanced facial cosmetic surgery, which can reduce wrinkles and make you look years younger.
The brow lift (also known as a forehead lift) is a popular facial rejuvenation procedure among many of our patients. We'd like to take a few moments right now to consider the nature of the brow lift and how it is performed.
About Brow Lift Surgery
First some basics of brow lift surgery.
A brow lift is performed in order to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead. By removing these furrows along the upper portion of the face, patients will be able to look years younger. What's more, they'll have an appearance that's not marred by what can be perceived as exhaustion or worry.
There are two primary ways in which the brow lift can be performed: a coronal brow lift and an endoscopic brow lift. Let's examine both briefly.
Coronal Brow Lift Surgery
During a coronal brow lift, a long incision is made from ear to ear along the top portion of the scalp behind the hairline. Through this incision, the surgeon is able to adjust underlying structures and remove excess skin. The remaining skin of the forehead is pulled and sutured tighter in order to make lines and furrows fade.
Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery
The endoscopic brow lift involves a few small incisions hidden along the top portion of the scalp along the hairline. Through these small incisions, a small camera called an endoscope can be placed. This small camera allows surgeons to examine the underlying structures of the forehead and made adjustments with small surgical tools. The same basic approach as the coronal brow lift applies: adjust underlying structures and pull the forehead skin tighter to reduce lines and wrinkles.
Why an Endoscopic Brow Lift May Be Superior
While the coronal brow lift can be effective, there are a few reasons why the endoscopic technique may actually be better for patients.
For one, endoscopic brow lift surgery is less invasive. The use of three small incisions rather than one long one means a shorter healing period for the patient and reduced risk of potential complications.
In addition, the large coronal incision can potentially lead to issues with hair grown along the incision. These matters are not such an issue with endoscopic brow lift surgery since the incisions are smaller and do not affect a large portion of the scalp.
Non-Surgical Alternative: The Liquid Brow Lift
If patients are looking for an even less invasive solution to lines on the forehead, there is the liquid brow lift to consider. This is not a surgery but rather involves the use of cosmetic injections to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers tend to be the ideal means of eliminating wrinkles, though BOTOX® Cosmetic can be helpful as well.
Which option is the best for me and my needs?
Patients all have different needs and different goals, so it's important that we take those into account when defining your treatment plan. During your consultation, we will be sure to consider all surgical and non-surgical options so that you can achieve all of your aesthetic goals with customized care.
Learn More About Brow Lift Surgery
For more information about brow lift surgery and how it can help you achieve a younger and more appealing appearance, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery center today. Dr. Hadi Michael Rassael will go over all of your options for facial rejuvenation to ensure that you look your absolute best following surgery.
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