What is an Endoscopic Forehead Lift?
Bruising and swelling is typical after surgery and peaks in the first post-operative week. You may have a pressure patch over the operated area for up to 1 week. We recommend remaining home to recover for the first week. Thereafter, most patients can return to work. During the recovery period, heavy exertion and makeup use is avoided. Once recovered, our patients note a natural improvement in their lower eyelid position, cheek fullness, and a more youthful mid-face appearance.
The Surgery :
This procedure can be performed in an outpatient (non-hospital) setting under light anesthesia consisting of IV sedation and local medication injected at the surgical site. Patients are able to go home the same day of the procedure. The surgery itself takes approximately 60-90 minutes. Incisions hidden in the hair are used to provide access for an endoscope and surgical instruments to lift the tissues of the forehead and brow. The forehead and eyebrows are secured in a higher, more youthful position using a hidden fixating device, which is invisible on the skin surface. This creates a smooth and elevated forehead and eyebrow contour.
What to Expect After Surgery :
After surgery, your head will be wrapped in a pressure bandage for the first 24 hours. Bruising and swelling is normal after an endoscopic forehead lift and peaks in the first post-operative week. We recommend remaining home to recover for at least one week. During the recovery period, heavy exertion and hair washing or coloring is avoided. Once recovered, our patients often tell us they appear less “tired” and feel more refreshed, while still remaining true to their natural appearance.