Endoscopic Brow Lift

Endoscopic brow lift surgery is a relatively new technology that requires much smaller surgical incisions than a traditional brow lift. Incisions are also placed further back within the hairline, concealing visible scarring.

The goal of an endoscopic brow lift is to significantly reduce visible signs of aging on the forehead region. Endoscopic brow lifts are frequently performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid surgery.

When to Consider an Endoscopic Brow Lift

Endoscopic brow lift surgery is an ideal procedure for healthy individuals who are dissatisfied with signs of aging present on the upper face. An endoscopic brow lift may be able to treat:

  • Low or drooping eyebrows
  • Decreased muscle function in the brow
  • Eyebrow asymmetry
  • Brow wrinkles
  • Eyebrow shape

Smoking may decrease healing ability, as may certain medical conditions and medications. Patients with high hairlines may not be good candidates for this procedure, as it may further raise the hairline.


What are the steps of the endoscopic brow lift procedure?

Prior to your procedure, general anesthesia or intravenous sedation will be administered to ensure comfort. Your surgeon will begin by making several small incisions behind the hairline. An endoscope (a small light with a camera attached to it) is then inserted through the incisions to create a clearer picture of the underlying structures of the forehead. Using another instrument, your surgeon will remove or reshape the underlying tissue and muscle to create a smoother appearance. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures.

How long does recovery take following the procedure?

A bandage is typically applied immediately after the surgery to decrease swelling and bruising. A tube may be inserted to drain any fluid that builds up during the healing process. The head may be kept elevated and ice packs applied for decreased swelling. While it may be hard to see results immediately, they should become more clear as the swelling subsides over the next few weeks. The stitches are typically removed after about a week, at which time makeup may be worn on the area. The face should be protected from sun and accidental impacts for the next few months to ensure proper healing.

Will there be any significant scarring?

The incisions made during an endoscopic brow lift are purposely placed back in the hairline for minimal visibility, and are significantly smaller than those made during a traditional brow lift. Very fine sutures are used for the lightest possible incisions lines, which will fade gradually over the course of six months.

How will I feel after the procedure?

A moderate amount of pain is to be expected, and may be controlled with prescription pain medication. Often patients experience a tightness in the treatment area due to swelling caused by tissue adjustment. This will dissipate as the swelling gradually subsides.

Are there any possible complications?

With the endoscopic brow lift, there is a slight chance of scarring, asymmetry and irregular pigmentation. As in other surgical procedures, there is a low risk of infection, bleeding and poor wound healing. All risks will be discussed in depth during the consultation process.

Learn More About Endoscopic Brow Lifts in Tampa

For more information about an endoscopic brow lift, or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mosiello, contact us at 813-631-1500. Our Tampa Palms cosmetic surgery office is conveniently located in New Tampa near Wesley Chapel. Dr. Gerard Mosiello is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Tampa Palms, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, and the entire Tampa Bay area.  He has expertise in a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including breast augmentation and  enhancement, breast lift surgery, breast reconstruction, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring.


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