Brow Lift (Forehead Lift) in Chattanooga
Various brow lift techniques exist including coronal brow lift, endoscopic brow lift and endotine brow lift. Typically, the coronal brow lift technique is the most invasive form of forehead/brow lift surgery while endotine and endoscopic procedures are less invasive approaches.
Coronal Brow Lift Technique
During a coronal brow lift, the incision is made behind the hairline, from ear to ear, in a straight line over the top of the forehead. The muscles and excess skin responsible for the sagging or frowning appearance are then shortened or removed. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures. Due to the larger incision site made in a coronal brow lift, longer recover time is required for this technique as compared to endoscopic or endotine brow lifts.
Endotine & Endoscopic Brow Lift Techniques
Less invasive forehead/brow lift techniques, like endotine and endoscopic brow lifts involve multiple, tiny incisions within the hairline or forehead. For maximal lift and line correction, incisions in the forehead are often paired with incisions hidden within the natural crease of the upper eyelids .
Endoscopic brow lifts involve the use of an endoscope, or small camera, which provides better visibility to the operating cosmetic or plastic surgeon. An endotine brow lift may or may not utilize an endoscope. However, both of these techniques involve less scarring and downtime than the coronal technique.
How does the endotine brow lift differ from the endoscopic lift?
An endotine brow lift differs from an endoscopic brow lift in that it involves the use of dissolve-able endotines, small devices made from a co-polymer, which provide lift to the brow by repositioning the sagging skin or muscles to a higher point on the skull. Instead of endotines, an endoscopic brow lift lifts the sagging muscles or skin through the use of screws. Many prefer the use of endotines to screws as the endotines have less potential to create tissue tear, hair follicle damage and irritating wounds.
Brow Lift Recovery
For the patient’s safety, local anesthesia is used in a Brow Lift (forehead lift). Bruising and swelling are typical results of a brow lift and typically last for about 10 days. Mild to moderate discomfort, also typical after a brow lift, should be anticipated but can be managed through the pain medication prescribed by your cosmetic surgeon. Most people can return to work after 1 to 2 weeks, but brow lift patients need to refrain from strenuous exercise for 3 to 6 weeks.
Although side effects with this procedure are normally minimal, in extremely rare cases patients have experienced injury to the nerves behind the eyebrows causing a loss or reduction of eyebrow movement. In addition, some patients have experienced hair loss at the incision point. Once again, this complication is highly uncommon.
Please note that if you have a receding hairline, you are still a good candidate for this procedure. Our experienced surgeons can find ways to conceal your incision.
Experience in Brow Lifts (Forehead Lifts)
Board Certified Surgeons Dr. White brings years of experience to the Brow Lift procedure in the Chattanooga area. As surgeons, they endeavor to create a natural and customized look for each cosmetic surgery patient he operates on.
Drs. White is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and Diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a full fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
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