Who is a candidate?
- If you have a sagging forehead or brows that hang too low and too close to the eyes.
- If you have deep vertical furrows between the eyebrows (frown lines).
A more youthful and rested appearance to the forehead and upper eyelids.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Brandow, a certified cosmetic surgeon, will place several short incisions in the hairline. The operation is done using an endoscope, a narrow hollow instrument with a fiber optic light source and camera, through which the procedure is done with small special instruments. The forehead skin is lifted and repositioned. The muscles that cause frown lines are weakened.
Recuperation and Healing
The patient goes home with their head wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed on the first or second day after surgery. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures or staples are removed within 10 days. Most swelling and bruising is gone in 7-10 days.
Additional procedures that may enhance the result are Lower and/or Upper Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, or otherfacial procedures or implants.
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.