The forehead is the part of the face that ages the earliest. Even at young ages, some people start to develop frown lines and horizontal forehead wrinkles. For many, the brows start to drop early in life. A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, can reverse these signs of aging on the forehead and restore the brows to a more desirable level. At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, a brow lift can be combined with upper eyelid surgery or other cosmetic procedures to achieve a more harmonious facial appearance.
Brow Lift Candidates
If you have one or more of the conditions listed below, you may be a good candidate for a forehead lift:
- Furrows, called frown lines, between the eyebrows or across the top of the nose
- A sad or tired appearance caused by eyebrows that are sagging or at a low position
- Deep, horizontal lines or creases across the forehead
Endoscopic Forehead / Brow Lift Procedure
We offer several methods of forehead rejuvenation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, and the Endoscopic Brow Lift is one of the most recently developed techniques. An endoscope is a fiber-optic camera that allows us to elevate the brow and rejuvenate the forehead with minimal incisions. This camera is introduced under the skin and subcutaneous tissues through a tiny incision made behind the hairline. Surgery can be performed under local anesthesia and usually takes 30 to 35 minutes. Patients can go home the same day, and full recovery will take from one to two weeks.
The minimally invasive character of endoscopic forehead / brow lift makes it one of our most popular procedures. In addition to being a relatively quick procedure, endoscopic brow lift patients will enjoy the benefits of a rapid recovery and minimal scarring, making it a great choice those who yearn for a refreshed appearance in a short time.
To learn more about the brow lift procedure, read this article about endoscopic brow lifts (PDF).
To assure soft tissue fixation during the forehead lift procedure, we use the ENDOTINE Forehead™, a breakthrough device designed to facilitate facial aesthetic procedures, reduce operating time, and improve surgical outcomes. The device is used to lift the forehead skin and hold it in place instead of using stitches. Made of bioabsorbable co-polymer, the device is metabolized by the body during the healing process so it doesn’t need to be removed.
Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lift Procedure Using the ENDOTINE TransBleph™
The ENDOTINE TransBleph™ allows us to perform a brow lift or a combination of brow lift and eyelid surgery through a single, upper eyelid incision like that used in a traditional blepharoplasty. During the procedure we remove upper eyelid skin and reposition the brow for a rejuvenated appearance without the need of a full forehead lift. The ENDOTINE TransBleph™, like the ENDOTINE Midface™ and the ENDOTINE Forehead™, is a bioabsorbable device that is used instead of stitches, and helps reduce surgery time and speed recovery.