Who is it for?
How does it work?
Dr. Nguyen will recommend the best anesthesia choice—intravenous or general— for you. After the administration of the anesthesia, Dr. Nguyen will perform the brow lift procedure in one of three ways:
- Endoscopic: Dr. Nguyen will make multiple incisions behind your hairline and use a tiny video camera on a tube called an endoscope to carefully reposition your skin and tissue. Any excess will be removed.
- Non-endoscopic: Dr. Nguyen will make incisions at or behind your hairline and/or near your temples and lift and tighten your skin, muscle, and tissue, but without the use of an endoscope.
- Coronal: Dr. Nguyen will make an incision on your scalp from ear to ear, pull your skin and tissue smooth, and close the incision. Because of the larger incision used for a coronal brow lift, recovery time may be longer.
What happens after the procedure?
Your incisions will be closed with sutures, clips, tape, or adhesives that are removable or that your body can absorb/dissolve. After your procedure, your head may be taped or wrapped to reduce swelling and preserve your results. You may also have small tubes inserted to drain excess fluids from the surgery site. Dr. Nguyen will give you specific instructions on caring for yourself and your incisions post-surgery. You will likely experience some swelling and bruising after your procedure, but you should be able to return to work within a few days. Complete healing of the incisions will take several weeks. Scarring from the procedure should be minimally visible, as the incisions are made behind the hairline.