Endoscopic Brow Lift in Houston

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Areas Near Houston & Sugar Land, TX

Apr 11, 2011

The brow lift is a popular plastic surgery procedure that can elevate the eyebrows, improve the symmetry of the eyebrow’s appearance, remove transverse lines in the brow, and decrease the muscle function of the brow and glabellar region.  These particular muscles cause static wrinkling, and are the target of Botox injections for those who are not seeking a permanent solution for those areas.  Before the advent of endoscopes in surgery, most plastic surgeons utilized the coronal brow lift approach.  However, cornonal brow lifts are still indicated in some patients on a case-by-case basis.  During the 1990’s endoscopic surgery became more common for plastic surgery – especially for the mid and low face lift, abdominoplasty, and breast augmentation.  Equipment that is typically used in endoscopic plastic surgery procedures includes, but is not limited to the actual endoscope, camera, xenon light source, manipulation tools, and video monitors.  Endoscopic brow lift and facelift surgery is desirable because the scope permits the surgeon to view the underside of the face, whereas before plastic surgeons had to roll back large areas such as the forehead.  Endoscopic brow lift surgery permits the plastic surgeon to make much smaller incisions in order to lift the brow and freshen the face with more youthful contours.  Usually, two small incisions are made around the hair line, and a small part of the brow skin is gently pulled away from the periosteum where small holes are made to accommodate the endoscope.  Compared to other methods, endoscopy reduces the appearance of incisions, bruising, and scarring, as well as shortens recovery time.  Michael Eisemann, M.D. is a facial plastic and reconstructive specialist who has over 30 years of experience in his field. Dr. Eisemann is also triple board certified and serves as an adjunct professor to several Houston area medical schools.