Technology has provided many advances in all different types of surgical procedures. One of these new technologies, called the endoscope, has been the key development in this trend. It helps surgeons in nearly every specialty, which includes plastic surgery. With this new technology comes a less invasive procedure.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for this procedure?
Surgeons examine the face as a whole to better determine which procedures should be put into place to create the most balanced natural appearance. When evaluating the face for any procedure, the face is typically divided into three zones: face/neck, brow, and eyes. As these techniques and technologies advance, the analysis of the face became more complex and changed relationships between these zones. If a brow lift is being considered, the upper region of the face will be examined, as well as the face and neck to determine what effects the procedure may have. Just because a brow can be raised does not mean it should be. Consider the following if you wish a brow surgery to be done:
- Your brows are low from heredity or from changes associated with aging
- You wish to improve the symmetry of your eyebrows
- You wish to change the shape of your eyebrows
- You wish to remove the static wrinkles from your eyebrows
- You wish to decrease the function of muscles in the brow that cause dynamic wrinkling.
- You wish to remove excess skin from above your eyes
How is this procedure done?
A scope with a xenon light is the most commonly used endoscope. This will provide a small incision size that is very minimal comparatively. It will also provide adequate light to see what is being done underneath the instrument. A wide variety of instruments are used in this procedure.
Several small incisions are typically made just behind the hairline. This is then done to lift the skin above the brows just enough to improve their appearance. If one has a high hairline or is balding, the incisions or scars can be well placed within a forehead crease.
Fixation may be required in order to keep the brows in place. This type of procedure simply means that titanium screws can be placed in the hairline to hold the skin and bones in place. However, these procedures can be done and successful without fixation, but are far less predictable.
As with any medical procedure, be sure to consult your doctor before you undergo this surgery. While less invasive with the endoscopic tools, it may still be very painful post-op. Talk to your doctor to see if you are a good candidate, and to learn more about the procedure and techniques associated with this surgery. This surgery is approved by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and can be very successful in creating that beautiful, high-brow look you are going for.
Reynolds Reconstruction can help you with your Endoscopic Brow Lifts in Las Vegas. Contact us today to learn more.