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Is an endoscopic brow lift safer than the traditional long incision method? i'm really worried about risks during surgery, especially elective ones. i'd like a brow lift and i'm wondering if an endoscopic surgery would be the safest way to go.

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

An : An endoscopic brow lift has a much shorter incision (actually several short incision are typically used) to the risk of injurying hair follicles and long term scalp numbness are much less. The long incision (coronal) technique still has its place in certain circumstances. Your surgeon should be able to discuss the risks and benefits of each approach and whether one is a better choice for your situation.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Benjamin Cilento answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Hi : Hi the long incision brow lifts (coronal, tricophytic or direct) are all excellent surgical procedures in the right hands. The endoscopic lift is also a good procedure when performed for the right indications and in the right hands. In short, with an experienced surgeon, your brow lift will be the right one for you and your hairline and should give you an excellent long lasting result regardless of whether it is endoscopic or open. For more detailed information on this topic please look at my article published on this very topic entitled "the case for open forehead procedures: a review of 1004 procedures" found at http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19153287 cheers!

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Minimally invasive: Minimally invasive endoscopic brow lift takes 1-2 hours (performed under IV sedation administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist). Several small incisions are made in the scalp, the brow muscles are surgically altered and the skin is closed after fixing it in position. No long scar. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon about your specific goals, surgical options and risks.

Answered 6/26/2018

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