Endoscopic brow lift
Endoscopic brow lift or forehead lift are rejuvenating operations which allow to get rid from hanging eyelids and facial expression of trouble or anger, arising from vertical wrinkles between eyebrows. This operation is popular among both men and women in age from 35 till 70s. During endoscopic brow lift plastic surgeon lifts skin of top third of face and sometimes deletes part of muscle, which initiate wrinkles between eyebrows. As a of endoscopic brow lift result patient looks younger and fresher.
If you are worried with hanging eyebrows, which make face look tired or sad, deep horizontal wrinkles on forehead and mimic wrinkles, endoscopic brow lift is a right choice. To understand quickly what can you expect, make a simple test. Put fingers on external third of eyebrow and lift skin upwards. This is how much operation may alter your appearance. However to define whether this operation is appropriate for you, discuss it in detail with your cosmetic surgeon.
Endoscopic brow lift utilizes small pen-sized videocam, connected to monitor. Endoscope is inserted under skin through small cuts, no more than 1 sm in length, located right behind hair line. Cosmetic surgeon observes muscles and tissues under skin through cam. Then plastic surgeon inserts second tool which separates skin from tissue and works with muscles. During endoscopic brow lift eyebrows and forehead tissues are lifted upwards and fixed at desirable level. In Villa Medica endoscopic brow lift is made using new revolutionary, resorbable device ENDOTIN Forehead.
ENDOTIN Forehead was developed to lift and fix soft tissues of forehead. Due to unique structure of the device, teeth located on main platform, fix forehead soft tissues in several points, distributing tension on full area of platform. Comparing to other methods (for example screws and seams), which utilize only one fixing point, where tissue may stretch or torn, and operation results therefore - disappear.
ENDOTIN Forehead is installed by skilled plastic surgeon following 2 simple steps. When brows are lifted on desirable height, ENDOTIN Forehead is inserted under soft tissues o provide reliable fixing. Then edge of cuts are sew together and ENDOTIN Forehead remains under skin until resolves completely.
ADVANTAGES OF ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT IN COMPARISON WITH TRADITIONAL "OPEN" OPERATION:
- Small cuts, less visible hems
- Head skin numbness is rare
- There are fewer areas of hair loss
- Pain, hypostasis and bruises are less intensive
Design of ENDOTIN Forehead was specially developed to ensure uniform load distribution. This is key success factor for plastic surgeon to control the best aesthetic factors – height and shape of eyebrows
Smoking and PLASTIC SURGERY operation ARE INCOMPATIBLE – TO REACH THE BEST RESULTS, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SMOKING!
WE RECOMMEND BEFORE OPERATION:
- Take 500 mg of vitamin C once a day within 1 month – helps to significantly reduce risk of haematomas;
- Have lymphatic massage in 1 month before operation
- Have some cooling bags and eye drops at home;
- Have sun glasses coming to clinics.
Forehead lift operation takes about 60 minutes under general anaesthesia, depending on health conditions and personal requirements of patient. General anestezia is carried out by highly skilled doctor-anaesthesiologist who selects the most suitable technique after examinig your situation. After general anestezia you will need to spend one day in our clinic under careful supervision of personnel. You will also need to present to anaesthesiologist electrocardiogram and blood and urine test results.
Operation is carried out in our private clinic in Estonia, Parnu, Villa 3, Villa Medica
Hypostasis and bruises on eyebrows may appear right after forehead lift, and remain up to 10th day after operation. It is necessary to sleep with highly raised head at the first night after operation, To decrease hypostasis, you can put ice on face. Probably, doctor will prescribe you soothing medications to take some time after forehead lift if you feel discomfort.
Bandage and drainages (if those are required) are removed usually in first few days after operation. Also in few days doctor will allow to take a shower and wash a head. You may feel dumbness and prutitus in cuts’ places in the beginning of recovery. Recovery period after traditional operation for most patients is about 2 weeks and shorter for endoscopic brow lift operations. You may feel ENDOTIN Forehead during this period under skin and experience hypersensibility in operational zone until bioresolving material of ENDOTIN Forehead is resorbed completely.
DURATION OF EFFECT OF ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT VARIES FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE. IT DEPENDS ON VARIOUS FACTORS, INCLUDING HEREDITY AND LIFE STYLE.
ALTHOUGH YOU WILL START TO LOOK YOUNGER, AGEING IS UNAVOIDABLE. AND IT IS QUITE PROBABLE THAT IN FUTURE YOU WOULD MAKE A DECISION TO TAKE ANOTHER PLASTIC SURGERY OPERATION.
PLASTIC SURGEON WILL PRESCRIBE REQUIRED PROCEDURES AFTER OPERATION.
You should visit doctor 1-2 times next 2 weeks after operation. We’ll perform all required procedures. It’s recommended to keep fixing bandage on forehead 1-2 week, 24 hours per day.
Although ENDOTIN Forehead was specially developed for brow lift operations, it is necessary to understand that installation of it and or other implants also has risks. For example, you may feel discomfort after operation, or wound may be infected and heal slowly in implant area. In addition you may feel ENDOTIN Forehead under skin, and feel pain touching it.
Much less probably, but still it is possible when skin and hair in implant area would become more thin, and if healing problems persist - there can be scars. If the implant disturbs to you so much that you do not want to wait until it dissolves completely, you can ask doctor to remove it during simple procedure.
Another additional, but really rare risks are connected with the fact that ENDOTIN Forehead is fixed in small holes, drilled in your skull bone, which if made improperly, may lead to a serious trauma. There is a risk of an infection of a bone or implant detachment when ENDOTIN Forehead moves under skin. At last, although ENDOTIN Forehead is biodegradable, there is a probability when dissolving would slow down and you would prefer to remove it surgically, rather than to feel discomfort or other troubles.
ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT SCHEDULE:
Eating and drinking are not permitted 3-4 hours before operation.
If operation is performed under general anaesthesia, drinking and eating are not permitted 6-8 hours before operation.
Operation lasts about 3 hours.
1-2 days – to spend in clinics under nurse supervision
21 day sick leave
2-3 weeks – recovery period and returning to a normal lifestyle (including sex)
8 weeks – full recovery, it’s possible to excercise
6-8 months – the best results appear
AVOID ASPIRIN TWO WEEKS BEFORE AND THREE WEEKS AFTER OPERATION!
WE RECOMMEND AFTER OPERATION:
Lymphatic massage and acupressure (after 3 weeks after operation, 10 sessions with interval of two days);
Classical facial massage in 1,5 months after operation;
Contact our beauty consultant for advice on the face care in future.
NB! If it is necessary to cut or dye hair, you should do it in 1 month before operation. You’ll be able to visit hairdresser only in a month.