The endoscopic browlift is a procedure that can correct drooping brows and horizontal lines and furrows in the forehead to help restore a youthful appearance. Endoscopy is a surgical technique that incorporates the use of an endoscope, a thin camera device connected to a television monitor, which allows the doctor to see the body’s internal structures through minimal incisions. Through an endoscopic browlift, patients can achieve raised eyebrows and fewer frown lines without the large incision typically used for a traditional browlift. Along with the advantage of smaller incisions, browlifts performed endoscopically have less chance of infection, less numbing and itching, less wound care, and fewer side effects.
In an endoscopic browlift procedure, 3-5 short incisions (less than one inch in length) are made in the scalp. An endoscope is then inserted into one of the incisions. Using another instrument inserted through a different incision, the forehead skin is lifted. The muscles and underlying tissues are removed or altered to produce a smoother appearance. The eyebrows may also be lifted and secured into a higher position using sutures underneath the skin’s surface or through temporary fixation screws placed behind the hairline.