As we grow older, we start to realize that gravity isn’t exactly our friend. Gravity affects all parts of our body in various ways, including our bones and other vital organs. It visibly affects our skin, especially on our face.
Our face has nearly 43 small muscles that allow us to express a myriad of emotions. But as we grow older, our muscles lose their strength and start to sag. With this loss of support, our skin droops and develops folds due to gravity.
The skin near the eyebrows is especially susceptible to this effect. This leads to eyebrows that droop lower onto our eyelids. Sagging eyebrows can make us look like we’re constantly tired or angry.
Another reason for the sagging of the skin near this region is the loss of collagen and elastin from our skin due to the aging process and constant sun exposure. Wrinkles are first formed on our face and hands, the two areas that have the highest exposure to the sun compared to the rest of our body, which is mostly covered.
The Endoscopic Brow Lift
An endoscopic brow lift is a popular type of brow-lift surgery used to rejuvenate the brow and forehead. It involves minimal post-surgical marks compared to the traditional brow lift and uses minimally invasive technology.
This method can deliver great results, especially if you are looking for a small to moderate degree of correction. Because it is overall less invasive than the traditional brow lift, it allows you to have a shorter and more comfortable recovery period.
Prior to the procedure, you will need to stop smoking and stop taking certain medications like blood thinners. This will help to avoid any complications.
During the surgery, Dr. Somenek will make three to five very short incisions right behind the hairline. He will then insert an endoscope, which will allow him to see the facial structure underneath in great detail on a monitor connected to the endoscope.
Dr. Somenek will tighten the underlying muscles and reposition the skin to remove forehead lines and raise drooping eyebrows. Excess skin will be removed from the area. Finally, the incisions will be closed with either dissolvable or removable sutures.
After the Endoscopic Brow Lift
Since you will be given anesthesia, it is mandatory that you arrange for a friend or family member to take you home after the procedure. During recovery, your head will need to be elevated at all times, and cold compresses can help reduce the swelling faster in the first couple of weeks.
Taking time off from work is advised, as it will accelerate the healing process. But since it is a minimally invasive surgery, you should be back to work soon. Consult Dr. Somenek before you return to work and take part in any vigorous physical activities.
The improvement in your face will be there for all to see. Although the changes will be subtle, they will be significant. You can significantly improve how your brows and forehead look with the endoscopic brow lift.
Find Out More – Visit Dr. Somenek
For a brow-lift consultation, contact the office of Dr. Michael Somenek, a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Somenek will be available to answer any questions you may have.