When you look into the mirror, you may find that you are dissatisfied with your eyebrows. They and the skin around them are beginning to droop, and restoring your youthful appearance is only one surgical procedure away. Both brow lifts and endoscopic brow lifts are options that can keep your brows from aging prematurely, but it is important to know the differences between the two techniques in order to find the one that is right for you.
The Major Difference
In many ways, traditional brow lifts and endoscopic brow lifts are the same. You will still undergo anesthesia, and you will still have a recovery period afterward. The results can be very similar as well. However, an endoscopic brow lift is considered the less invasive of the two procedures. With an endoscopic lift, a small camera is used, allowing more precise visibility of the treatment area. That is not the same with a traditional brow lift, where the incisions are more pronounced so the treatment area can be fully exposed.
Both Involve Incisions
Some people have misconceptions about what an endoscopic brow lift is. They may equate it with a laser procedure, but that is not the case. Whether you opt for a traditional brow lift or an endoscopic brow lift, you still need to have an incision. That is why anesthesia is used for both types of brow lifts. With endoscopic surgery, however, the precision of the camera reduces the size and number of incisions that must be used.
Recovery for the Procedures
Since both of the brow lift procedures involve restructuring the underlying tissues of the brow line, the recovery is about the same. You will have stitches at the incision sites, and you will need to wear bandages. The treatment site will likely be tender and possibly swollen after the procedure, which will subside as you heal.
Your Level of Comfort
Even though you know that both brow lift procedures involve incisions, you may simply have a greater level of comfort with an endoscopic brow lift because it is less invasive. If that is the case, ask our medical team about the possibility of receiving an endoscopic brow lift during your consultation.
Candidates for Brow Lift
Brow lifts are approved for those who are in good health and have no contraindicating medical conditions that could inhibit surgery and recovery. It will be determined during your first visit whether these techniques are right for you.
Schedule Your Consultation
At Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that’s right for you. During your consultation, we can determine the safest and most effective treatment options for your individual needs. Contact Tarola Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nicholas Tarola.