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Endoscopic vs Traditional Brow Lift: Surgical Technique Comparison

By dsherris on March 02, 2018


A woman's forehead lines Lines, wrinkles and a sagging forehead can leave you looking worried, tired, or angry. Thankfully there’s the brow lift. A brow lift uses targeted incisions to reposition the brow and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead. Through the incisions made, Dr. Sherris can adjust the underlying structures of the forehead and reposition and tighten the skin. The result is a forehead that has fewer dynamic and static lines visible and a refreshed more youthful appearance.

Plastic surgeons have a few options for performing a brow lift. Our Buffalo, NY plastic surgery center is pleased to offer the endoscopic brow lift technique. Let’s consider how the endoscopic form of the surgery compares to the traditional brow lift method.

About Traditional Brow Lift Surgery

During a traditional brow lift, a coronal incision was made. This was a single large incision that followed the patient’s hairline, spanning the scalp from one ear to the other.

While this allowed a surgeon ample access to the structures of the forehead, the size of the incision could pose a problem to many patients and run a risk of hair loss and longer healing. This is why alternatives to the traditional brow lift were developed.

About Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery

Endoscopic brow lift surgery is the advanced and minimally invasive technique of performing the procedure today. Rather than a single large incision, Dr. Sherris makes about five small incisions hidden in the hairline. Each incision is strategically place along the forehead area to allow optimal access to the structures of the forehead.

He will use an endoscope and small surgical tools while working through these small incisions, making any and all adjustments through these incision sites. The skin of the forehead is then repositioned to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

The Benefits of Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery

There are many benefits to undergoing an endoscopic brow lift rather than a traditional brow lift. These include:

  • Less Scarring - The incisions made during an endoscopic brow lift are quite small and well-concealed. That means the incisions from surgery are less likely to be noticed, which is a major advantage over having a large incision line and possible scar along the hairline.
  • Reduced Risk of Complications - With smaller incisions, there is also a reduced risk of complications, such as infection and poor wound healing. This is the value of undergoing a less invasive surgical procedure.
  • Better Healing Experience - Patients who undergo an endoscopic brow lift experience a better overall healing experience. The post-operative healing period is much quicker when compared to the traditional brow lift. Patients look refreshed and the procedure less invasive.

Is a Brow Lift the Right Treatment Option for Me?

If you suffer from a sagging brow with forehead lines and wrinkles, endoscopic brow lift surgery may be ideal for you and your needs. The best way to find out if you're a good candidate is to visit our practice for a consultation. We will go over all of your options for aesthetic enhancement and create a treatment plan just for you.

Learn More About Brow Lift Surgery

For more information about endoscopic brow lift surgery and how it can help eliminate unwanted lines and wrinkles of the forehead, be sure to contact skilled cosmetic facial plastic surgeon, Dr. David Sherris. We look forward to your visit and discussing these issues in much greater detail.

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