Endoscopic Brow Lift


An endoscopic brow lift is a surgical procedure designed to elevate and rejuvenate the position of the eyebrows and forehead. It is a minimally invasive technique that utilizes small incisions and an endoscope to achieve natural-looking results with less scarring and a quicker recovery compared to traditional brow lift methods.

As we age, the brow tends to descend, or sag lower on the face. This gives the impression of a larger forehead and an angrier countenance (ie, RBF). The endoscopic brow lift aims at restoring the youthful and more friendly appearance by elevating the brow by 5 – 8 mm.

What is Endoscopic Brow Lift?

During an endoscopic brow lift, small incisions are made within the hairline, allowing Dr. Okland to insert the endoscope and specialized instruments. The endoscope provides a clear view of the underlying structures while Dr. Okland gently lifts and repositions the brow tissues. This procedure can address sagging brows, forehead wrinkles, and restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Because of the location of these incisions, they tend to result in invisible scars.

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How does Endoscopic Brow Lift?

Dr. Okland begins by making several small incisions within the hairline. Through these incisions, the endoscope and specialized instruments are inserted. The endoscope transmits images of the underlying tissues to a monitor, allowing Dr. Okland to visualize and manipulate the brow area. Using the instruments, Dr. Okland releases the tissues, lifts the brow to a more youthful position, and secures it in place with small suspensory devices called endotynes. The incisions are then closed, and the recovery process begins.

By utilizing the endoscope, Dr. Okland can precisely target the specific areas that require correction while minimizing trauma to the surrounding tissues. The smaller incisions result in less scarring, reduced risk of nerve damage, and a faster recovery time compared to traditional brow lift techniques.

What are the Benefits of Endoscopic Brow Lift?

Minimally Invasive

Compared to traditional brow lift techniques, an endoscopic brow lift is a minimally invasive procedure. It involves smaller incisions within the hairline, resulting in invisible scars and a quicker recovery time.

Natural-looking Results

The endoscope allows for precise visualization and manipulation of the brow tissues. This enables Dr. Okland to lift and reposition the eyebrows in a way that appears natural and harmonious with the rest of the face.

Reduced Risk of Nerve Damage

The smaller incisions and targeted approach of the endoscopic brow lift minimize the risk of nerve damage. This can help preserve normal sensation and movement in the forehead and eyebrow area.

Quicker Recovery Time

Due to its minimally invasive nature, the recovery time after an endoscopic brow lift is generally shorter compared to traditional brow lift techniques. Patients can typically resume their normal activities sooner.

Improved Forehead Wrinkles

Along with lifting the eyebrows, an endoscopic brow lift can also smooth out forehead wrinkles and frown lines. This dual benefit can help achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Most patients (>90%) never require botox/disport in the forehead, “11 area”, or root of the nose after Dr. Okland performs endoscopic browlift. This is because Dr. Okland strategically weakens the frown muscles between the brows during the procedure, which minimizes wrinkles there.

Customized Approach

The endoscopic technique allows for a customized approach to address each patient's unique concerns. Dr. Okland can precisely adjust the brow position, shape, and symmetry to achieve optimal results based on the individual's facial features and desired outcome.

Procedure Timeline

CONSULTATION: During the initial consultation, you will meet with your plastic surgeon to discuss your goals, medical history, and suitability for an endoscopic brow lift. Dr. Okland will evaluate your facial anatomy and provide personalized recommendations.

PRE-OPERATIVE PREPARATION: Once you decide to proceed with the surgery, pre-operative preparations will be made. This may include medical tests, adjustments to medications, and following any specific instructions provided by Dr. Okland.

SURGERY: On the day of the procedure, you will be administered anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Dr. Okland will make small incisions within the hairline and insert the endoscope and specialized instruments to perform the brow lift. The duration of the surgery typically ranges from 1 to 2 hours.

RECOVERY: After the procedure, you will spend some time in the recovery area to allow the effects of anesthesia to wear off. It is common to experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the first few days. Dr. Okland will provide instructions on post-operative care, including pain management, wound care, and activity restrictions.

Follow-up Appointments: Over the following weeks, you will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Okland to monitor your progress, remove any stitches or staples, and assess the healing process. Dr. Okland will provide guidance on when it is safe to resume regular activities, including work, exercise, and wearing makeup.


Frequently Asked Questions?

The recovery time can vary depending on individual healing abilities and the extent of the procedure. In general, most patients can expect a recovery period of about 1 to 2 weeks. Swelling and bruising typically subside within the two weeks, and you may be able to return to work and normal activities at that time. However, it’s important to follow Dr. Okland’s post-operative instructions and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks to ensure proper healing.
One of the advantages of an endoscopic brow lift is that the incisions are small and hidden within the hairline. This helps minimize visible scarring. However, as with any surgical procedure, there may be some temporary scarring, which usually fades over time and becomes less noticeable. Dr. Okland will take great care to place the incisions in discreet locations to ensure optimal cosmetic outcomes.
The results of an endoscopic brow lift are long-lasting, and many patients enjoy the benefits for years. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the natural aging process will continue. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and skincare routine can also affect the longevity of the results. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following Dr. Okland’s advice on skincare can help prolong the outcomes of the procedure.
Anesthesia is used during the procedure to ensure your comfort, so you will not experience any pain during the surgery. After the procedure, it is common to experience some discomfort, swelling, and mild bruising. Dr. Okland will prescribe appropriate pain medication to manage any post-operative pain. Following the post-operative care instructions, including applying cold compresses and keeping the head elevated, can help alleviate discomfort and promote a smoother recovery.
Yes, an endoscopic brow lift is often combined with other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery or facelift, to achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the face. Combining procedures can minimize downtime and allow for a more harmonious and balanced outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Okland will evaluate your needs and discuss the possibility of combining procedures to help you achieve your desired results.
Ideal candidates for an endoscopic brow lift are individuals who have sagging or drooping eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, or asymmetry in the brow area. Good overall health, realistic expectations, and a positive attitude are also important factors. A thorough evaluation by a qualified facial plastic surgeon is necessary to determine your candidacy and ensure that the endoscopic brow lift is the right procedure to address your concerns.

Why choose Dr. Okland for Endoscopic Brow Lift?

Expertise and Experience

Dr. Okland is a highly skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon who specializes in endoscopic brow lift procedures. During the 2022 – 2023 year, Dr. Okland performed 50 endoscopic brow lifts.

Personalized Approach

We believe in tailoring each procedure to the individual needs and goals of our patients. During your consultation, we take the time to understand your unique concerns and develop a customized treatment plan to achieve the most natural-looking and harmonious results for your facial features.

Advanced Techniques

Our practice stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in endoscopic brow lift techniques. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment, including high-definition endoscopes, to enhance precision and optimize outcomes. Our commitment to continuous learning and improvement ensures that you receive the highest standard of care.

Comprehensive Care

From your initial consultation to the post-operative phase, we provide comprehensive care and support at every step of the process. Our dedicated team is here to address any questions or concerns you may have, providing guidance and reassurance throughout your journey to a rejuvenated appearance.

Patient Satisfaction

We prioritize patient satisfaction and take great pride in helping our patients achieve their desired results. Our testimonials and before-and-after photos are a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional outcomes and ensuring the utmost satisfaction of our patients.

Safety and Results

Your safety is our top priority. We adhere to stringent safety protocols and perform endoscopic brow lifts in accredited surgical facilities. Our meticulous approach, combined with our expertise, ensures that you can have confidence in the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. We strive for natural-looking results that enhance your facial aesthetics while maintaining facial balance and harmony.

Schedule a Consultation

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Take the first step towards achieving a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance by scheduling your consultation today. We are dedicated to guiding you through the process and assisting you in achieving the natural-looking and long-lasting results you desire.