Endoscopic Brow Lift
One of the most important advances in facial aesthetic surgery in the past 20 years is the development of small-incision, endoscopic brow lift techniques, also known as an endoscopic forehead lift. Now at his practices in Naples, Fort Myers and Bonita Springs, Florida, Dr. Patrick Flaharty can use these techniques to rejuvenate the forehead.
What Is A Brow Lift?
One of the keys to the success of a brow lift surgery is the modern fixation technique. Through 4 small incisions hidden in the hair line, he can release and lift the entire brow. Once the brow is released the entire forehead can be lifted and reshaped. The tissues are then held in place with a small absorbable device that attaches to the bone and allows an accurate shaping of the brow. This achieves superb and long-lasting rejuvenation for the entire forehead with minimal downtime.
What Problems can a Brow Lift Fix?
If you have a sagging, heavy brow, this can make you look tired, sad, or even angry. This is because the upper third of the face is where we communicate most of our emotions. The goal of a brow lift with Dr. Flaharty is to elevate the brows and erase the lines and creases on the forehead. Most patients opting for brow lift surgeries are between the ages of 40 and 60, and are plagued by sagging brows and aging skin on the forehead.
- Remove forehead lines and creases
- Raise drooping brows and eyelids
- Refresh a perpetually tired appearance
- Remove deep furrows between the brows
- Give the patient a younger, more energetic appearance
Am I a Candidate for Brow Lift Surgery?
The endoscopic brow lift is useful to improve the appearance of both men and women. For men with hairline recession, incisions are hidden in the natural creases of their upper forehead. While still maintaining a masculine brow shape for men, not arched, but flat or slightly down-turned. Similarly with women, the incisions are hidden in the hair line for a natural looking result. With dissolvable sutures and the use of Endotine, you will be back to normal in no time.
Brow Lift Before and After Photos
Brow Lift Before and After
This woman had incredible results after seeing Dr. Patrick Flaharty at Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa. Her skin is now tight and seamless after an endoscopic brow lift, face and neck lift, bilateral upper lid blephaeroplasty, and Restylane on the lower lids, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and inbetwen the eyebrows.
What is the Difference between a Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery?
These two procedures have similar goals with different focuses. A brow lift stabilizes the position of the eyebrow and only indirectly improves the upper eyelid position. Brow lifts typically improve the hooding of the skin that hangs over the outer corners of the upper eyelids or the heavy brows themselves that hang over the eye sockets above the eyelids.
Upper eyelid surgery specifically addresses the eyelids themselves. Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin that hangs over the eyelid and often encroaches upon the eyelashes. Making the eyes appear more youthful and brighter.
How is an Endoscopic Brow Lift Procedure Performed?
Dr. Flaharty makes 4 small incisions within the hairline. He then inserts the endoscope, a tiny instrument with a camera on the end, through one of the incisions. This gives him a view of the area to be addressed without the need for a long coronal incision. Through the other incisions, he inserts tools needed. Next he releases and lifts the entire brow. Now he is able to lift and reshape the brows.
To hold the changes in place, Dr. Flaharty utilizes small absorbable devices called endotines that attach to the bone and alleviate tissue strain caused by deep tissue sutures. Through this modern fixation, Dr. Flaharty is able to deliver natural, long-lasting rejuvenation to the entire forehead, all with minimal downtime thanks to his use of the endoscope. The combination of Endotine and endoscopy allow for precise placement of the brow and minimal swelling.
This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a lower face and neck lift as part of the Azul Natural Facelift procedure to achieve a harmonious rejuvenation of the entire face. As with all facial cosmetic surgery, endoscopic brow lifts are performed under intravenous sedation with local anesthetic for the comfort and safety of our patients.
WATCH DR. FLAHARTY EXPLAIN THE ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT PROCEDURE
What is the Recovery from Brow Lift Surgery?
You will have some tightness across the forehead for the first 1-2 days after your brow lift. During that time you’ll need to keep your head elevated, even for sleeping. There will be some swelling and bruising, but this is far less because Dr. Flaharty uses the endoscopic method. This can migrate down into your cheeks and around the eyes. That should resolve in 5-7 days.
When Can I Return To My Regular Activities After My Forehead Lift?
Most patients can return to work in a week or so after an endoscopic brow lift. Strenuous exercise or lifting needs to be avoided for several weeks, as it creates pressure on the forehead area. Because Dr. Flaharty makes only short, minimal incisions within your hairline, scarring is virtually invisible and not really an issue.
How Long Will My Forehead Lift Results Last?
The changes made in your brow lift are permanent, but they unfortunately can’t stop the ongoing processes of aging. The goal in a brow lift is to give permanent improvement to the transverse lines and frown lines of the forehead, and to raise the brows. Your forehead lines will never again be as severe. Your brows will continue to descend with aging, but they will now descend from a higher, more youthful position. You won’t have the same kind of sagging that you had, despite the passing years. The average brow lift patient can expect the effects of the procedure to visibly last from 10-12 years. Of course, these results vary by the patient.
“Dr. Flaharty is truly amazing. His skills as a professional are exceptional, as is his entire staff. He is happy to take the time to answer questions and explain, completely. His staff is patient, compassionate, and always ready to be helpful whenever possible. Our referring called Dr. Flaharty an “artist” and I believe that is true!” ~ Mary
Choose a Facial Rejuvenation Specialist
Dr. Flaharty specializes in facial cosmetic surgery. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in both ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Flaharty has been in private practice in southwest Florida for 20 years and has performed more than 20,000 facial procedures. This extensive training and experience make him uniquely qualified in the area of facial rejuvenation surgery. Dr. Flaharty has offices located in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs.