Many men and women experience the sagging skin, drooping eyebrows, and loose muscles that come with age – especially in the forehead. Often, these issues create the appearance of emotions that are not actually being felt by the person. They might appear sad, angry, or even tired due to the changes in their face caused by age. If you’re experiencing this, don’t worry – this is a normal problem with a cutting-edge solution.

The endoscopic forehead lift is a procedure that’s done to lift the position of the forehead and the eyebrows to result in a more youthful and relaxed look. Although the idea of forehead lifts is not new, using an endoscopic method to do this procedure has only been recently developed, and it’s already catching on like wildfire in the cosmetic world. The endoscopic forehead lift has a quicker recovery time than the traditional method.

How Is the Endoscopic Forehead Lift Performed?

The endoscopic forehead lift technique is performed by making a number of smaller incisions in the scalp in order to access and alter the underlying tissues. By doing this, the sagging brows and the skin from the forehead are lifted upwards, resulting in a more youthful look. When using the endoscopic method, no skin is removed. Since no skin is being removed, the recovery time is quicker. Because of the minimal incisions used in the endoscopic forehead lift technique, the scalp also only experiences minimal numbness after the surgery.

How to Prepare for the Endoscopic Procedure

Allocate a place of recovery in your home where you can heal from the surgery. Prepare a place that will give you comfort. Stock up on some supplies that might come in handy in the immediate days following the surgery:

• Gauze (to change your dressings)

• Cold compresses (to soothe discomfort and decrease swelling)

• Pillows (to elevate your head in order to decrease swelling)

• Medication (Ask your doctor prior to the surgery about the medications that you’ll need during your recovery period so you stock up on them before the surgery to be better prepared.)

• Games (like Sudoku or Scrabble to pass the time while you’re recovering)

How to Heal After Your Endoscopic Forehead Lift Surgery

As endoscopic procedures heal much quicker than traditional surgeries, there are seldom any bandages involved. Your forehead might be initially bandaged to prevent infection. Some swelling and bruising are to be expected after any facial surgery – especially around the eye and upper-face area. To manage further discomfort or pain, use the prescribed medications from your plastic surgeon. Take them as directed by your doctor. To achieve a faster recovery, make sure you follow your doctor’s orders closely.

Although getting surgery can be a scary and difficult process, being informed about the procedure and how to recover can alleviate some of the stress and trepidation concerning the actual procedure. It is important to give yourself time to heal – nothing ever heals overnight. Take as much time as you need. If you need more time than the recovery period, that’s completely up to you. Nobody knows your body better than you do.

Make an Appointment to Learn More

Dr. Elias Gikas is a board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients. To speak with Dr. Gekas regarding the endoscopic forehead lift, contact our office and set up an appointment for an informative consultation.