Endoscopic Brow lifts - FAQs
In Denver, Colorado
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Am I a candidate for a brow lift?
If your eyebrows have begun to droop, or you have horizontal wrinkles across your forehead, or if frown lines are giving you a worried or angry look, you could be a good candidate. You can test the potential result of a browlift. Just put your fingers at the Centre and outer edge of each eyebrow and raise them up a little. This is approximately what the procedure would do for you.
What does a brow lift do exactly?
It’s a procedure that’s usually done on people aged about 40 to 60, where the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the forehead is raised, smoothing out forehead wrinkles and raising the eyebrows. This gives us a more alert and youthful look. Extra tissue may be removed, and the skin is anchored in its new position, either with or without sutures.
What’s an endoscopic brow lift?
It’s a browlift done using a narrow device called an endoscope, which is a small hollow tube with a camera and a light at the end of it. It can be inserted into small incisions. Dr. Fante can see on a TV monitor what he’s doing with the endoscope and can see the muscles and tissue under the skin to work safely through hidden incisions.
How long does a browlift take?
Depending on your specific circumstances, anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes.
Are the results permanent?
They’re long-lasting, but of course, we all continue to age as the years go by. You’ll look younger and more rested, but your lifestyle and heredity will affect how long the browlift lasts.
What’s the recovery period like?
- At first you’ll notice some swelling and bruising in the area and this may persist for up to about 10 days. Dr. Fante will give you advice about using cold compresses to minimize this.
- There may at first be some mild pain or discomfort, and you’ll have a prescription to deal with that.
- If there are any dressings or tubes used, they’ll be removed within a few days.
- The first night afterwards, sleep with your head elevated.
- As the first days go by, you may feel some numbness and/or itching as the affected areas begin to heal.
Get lots of sleep and rest and don’t worry about things; that will help you heal more quickly.
Typically, the recovery time lasts about 2 weeks. If you had an endoscopic browlift, the recovery time is shorter than 2 weeks.
What are the risks of a brow lift?
Most people have no complications after a browlift, and of the problems that do appear, most are minor. Dr. Fante will discuss possible risks with you before you go ahead with the procedure. You can further minimize any risk by following his advice and instructions for your recovery time.
If you’re interested in learning more about eyelid surgery, cosmetic surgery, eyelid lift, facelift, eyelid tuck, necklift, puffy eyelid, brow lift, plastic surgery, blepharoplasty, or any other cosmetic surgery, in Denver or Boulder, Colorado, contact Dr. Fante for an initial consultation.
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