Pros and Cons of the Endoscopic Forehead Lift

For many men and women noticing the premature signs of aging, the loss of elasticity and poor skin tone is the result of decreased collagen production and muscle laxity. However, there are several plastic and cosmetic procedures that can restore the skin to a more youthful state, and facelift surgery is no longer the only option.

The endoscopic forehead lift is an attractive option for those that want to reduce the effects of aging and get rid of the wrinkles, creases and lines that are causing a sad, tired or old appearance. The forehead lift works on the set of muscles and tissues above the brows and around the eyes, to reduce drooping and sagging of the skin. Here’s a close look at the benefits and drawbacks of the endoscopic forehead lift:

How the Endoscopic Forehead Lift Works

The endoscopic forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, works by minimizing the creases that develop across the forehead and above the bridge of the nose. Unlike skin rejuvenation treatments and minimally-invasive procedures that temporarily lift and tone the skin, the endoscopic forehead lift helps to reposition the skin tissues permanently. The skin is pulled back to create a more youthful appearance after the doctor makes a set of very small incisions around the hairline.
The surgeon can then reposition, alter or remove the skin tissues to correct furrows and lines in the forehead.
In some cases, the process may also involve pinpointing specific regions around the brows, and making incisions from ear to ear. The incisions are closed with skin adhesives, absorbable sutures and special clips.
People who have an inherited condition such as a heavy brow, furrowed lines above the nose, or low brows are all good candidates for the endoscopic forehead lift.

Key Benefits of the Endoscopic Forehead Lift

Some of the key benefits of the endoscopic forehead lift include:
  • Less downtime than facelift surgery
  • Incision sites are hardly noticeable after healing is complete
  • Instant results
  • Results can be enhanced with Botox and fillers
  • Skin recovers quickly
  • Forehead skin appears smoother
  • Creates a youthful, restful appearance
  • Minimal swelling and bruising

Drawbacks of the Endoscopic Forehead Lift

While the endoscopic forehead lift offers a number of benefits, there are some risks involved. Some of the drawbacks of the endoscopic forehead lift include:
  • Risk of injury to eye area
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Asymmetry
  • Infection at incision sites
  • Numbness
  • Nerve injury
  • Excessive bleeding
If the endoscopic forehead lift is unsuccessful, additional surgery may be required, and this may demand more incisions and additional recovery time. Anyone interested in undergoing an endoscopic forehead lift must meet with a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon who can explain the procedure in detail, and provide a full list of benefits and risks.
Learn more about facelift surgery in our information guide, or consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the endoscopic forehead lift.