The forehead is typically one of the first areas of the face to start showing its age. Even young people, still in their thirties, often start to notice some signs of sagging and tiredness in this area when they look in the mirror. Gravity, paired with the expressive nature of the forehead, can quickly result in lines, wrinkles, and sagging.
Aging in the brow can significantly impact the facial expression, resulting in a perpetually tired or angry expression. Many people are frustrated by this phenomenon, and would love to have their facial expression reflect how they really feel: alert, energetic, and ready to take on anything. The good news? Fortunately, early signs of aging in the brow can be improved with a minimally invasive surgical procedure: the endoscopic browlift.
What is an Endoscopic Browlift?
The browlift or forehead lift is a classic procedure that is used to raise and tighten brows that have begun to sag and wrinkle. In the past, browlifts were quite invasive, involving large incisions, invasive anesthesia, and prolonged recovery time. Today, Dr. Buckingham and other surgeons who prefer to give patients gentler alternatives offer a type of browlift that can produce great results for patients with mild to moderate forehead aging, with less trauma and downtime. The endoscopic browlift is performed through smaller incisions, but can still raise the brow and reduce the tired expression caused by aging.
How is it Performed?
During the procedure, small incisions are placed in the scalp where they will be concealed by the hair. Dr. Buckingham can gently lift the tissues around the eyes and the brow, elevating the brow for a more youthful position and appearance. During this time, he can also address furrowing and wrinkles in the forehead that add to a tired, aged expression. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed and patients begin the short recovery process.
What are the Results?
Initially, the area will be somewhat swollen as the tissues heal following surgery. This will gradually resolve over a few months, and patients can soon look forward to a smoother, more elevated brow that appears more like it did during youth. The expression will be brightened and when patients look in the mirror, they will no longer see a well-rested person looking tired anymore—they will see their true feelings expressed. It is important to note that this procedure does not stop aging altogether, but it can reverse some of the early signs of aging and slow down the brow aging rate in the future.
Is an Endoscopic Browlift Right for You?
Every patient is unique, and it’s important to choose a surgeon who will assess your unique facial aging patterns and base a treatment plan on your individual rate of aging. Dr. Buckingham is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in facial procedures, and his goal is to ensure that every patient gets the results they’re looking for, by tailoring a procedure to meet their needs and budget. If you are interested in improving the appearance of your brow area and facial expression, Dr. Buckingham will meet with you and discuss your goals and options for treatment. He will also perform an evaluation to see if an endoscopic forehead lift, an eyelid procedure, or other treatment might be right for you. You may even benefit from a combination procedure. Only you and a qualified plastic surgeon can determine your individual candidacy.
Look Youthful and Energized—Schedule a Forehead Lift Consultation!
Tackling the problems of sagging brows, wrinkles, and other signs of aging early on is a great way to stay looking youthful and energized for longer. If you’re interested in learning more about anti-aging procedures with expert plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Buckingham, call Buckingham Center in Austin, Texas, at 512.401.2500 to schedule your consultation today.