You will talk with your doctor if you are planning a brow lift, of course, and discuss in detail which type of procedure is most appropriate for you. If you would like to educate yourself a little more before you have your consultation, however, here is some information on each form of surgery.
An endoscopic brow lift typically involves small incisions, while the open version of the procedure usually involves long ones. The endoscopic method is usually performed by inserting tiny instruments in the forehead through the incisions, while the open technique uses incisions made close to the hairline or on the sides of the head. There are usually more complications related to the endoscopic method as opposed to the open method, but overall complications are rare.
Another method of brow lift is the endo-coronal technique. This is the one that is traditionally used by many surgeons because it typically results in longer-lasting results. In this type of procedure, the forehead is smoothed and the eyebrows are elevated. This method involves an incision in the area of the scalp that sits immediately behind the hairline. In this case, there will be no scars on the face. It will be only at the incision. However, you can expect to lose strips of your hair if you undergo this type of procedure as excess skin, along with hair, is removed. The hairline will be moved up about a half an inch.
A hairline, or trichophytic, brow lift is similar the above technique. Here, an incision is made that is hidden at the point where the hairline and forehead meet. There is no hair loss in this technique because the skin is directly removed from the forehead. This method does not lift the hairline and allows hair to grow naturally through the incision. As a result, all signs of the surgery are hidden.
When you talk to your doctor about your brow lift, he or she will look at the structure of your eyebrows, taking the formation of your skull into account before making a decision as to what type of procedure is right for you. If you’re fortunate enough to have an experienced surgeon like Dr Roger Davies he will make sure to also look at the effects of gravity, aging, skin, and more. Follow Dr Roger Davies on Twitter and send him a tweet and perhaps you can get some quick tips from him.