Is an endoscopic forehead lift a less invasive procedure than a normal forehead lift?
That is somewhat a matter of opinion. My opinion is yes. A “normal” forehead lift is usually one in which an open incision is created either in the middle of the forehead, at the hairline or behind the hairline. In each of those procedures there is a longer scar and in the latter two there is numbness created behind the scar. In the endoscopic approach the incisions are oriented vertically and are separated from one another. This does not create numbness, usually, and has less risk of visible scarring. The other forehead lifting procedures are still a good option for some patients, but we prefer the endoscopic approach.
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