What is an Endoscopic Brow lift?
An Endoscopic Brow Lift is another term for a forehead lift. A brow lift gently elevates the eyebrows and gives a more youthful appearance.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Someone concerned with any of the following characteristics:
- Sagging or low positioning of eyebrows, which has created a sad appearance
- Deep horizontal creases across the forehead
- Frown lines or furrows, between the eyebrows and sometimes across the top of the nose
Who is not a Good Candidate?
Someone concerned with the following characteristics:
- Puffy bags beneath the eyes
- Unrealistic expectations
- Fine lines across forehead (wrinkle relaxer is generally a better option)
- Hooded upper eyelids (these may or may not be suitable)
Dr Oates performs Endoscopic Brow Lift at Academy Day Hospital under twilight sedation and local anaesthesia.
A Brow lift is now most commonly done with an endoscope, which means a number of small incisions are placed behind the hairline and the lift is done internally. The procedure takes approximately 1.5 hours.
How Long will I Need off Work?
7-14 days off work
After the procedure the forehead will be covered with a bandage and the stitches/staples within the hairline will be covered with an ointment. Sutures/staples are removed 6 – 10 days after the operation.
There is generally some bruising and swelling associated with a Brow lift. Bruising and swelling may also travel downwards to affect the eyelids. Pain is usually minimal and most patients are able to return to normal activities within two weeks after the procedure.
Is there any Discomfort?
Discomfort can be managed with Panadol or Panadeine Forte.
Pre and Post Operative Care
Your pre and post operative care is managed by our registered nurses. This will include pre-operative assessment and post operative wound management.
Risks and Complications
There is a small risk of complications with any surgical procedure. This will be discussed at your consultation. You will also be provided with written information for endoscopic brow lift.
I am Interested, What Now?
Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. If you have a GP referral you will be able to claim some of the cost of the consultation from Medicare. If Dr Oates decided that you are a suitable candidate for endoscopic brow lift and you want to go ahead with surgery, a booking for surgery and the pre-operative care is scheduled. The usual waiting period is three to four weeks.
You may wish to speak with our Nurse Consultant prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this complimentary consultation, the Nurse Consultant can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to treat your concern(s).
For more detailed information on Endoscopic Browlift visit http://www.facialplastics.com.au/pd35-56/endoscopic-browlift/