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What are the different ways to have a brow lift? I've heard that a number of procedures are called "brow lift", like traditional, hairline, or endoscopic. What are they, and what's the difference between them? .

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery

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There are a number of different approaches to having a brow lift.
The most straight forward is removing an ellipse of skin from the forehead itself. This obviously leaves a scar in the area so is best reserved for those with prominent forehead creases. A endoscopic browlift uses several access incisions in the hairline to allow for elevation and advancement of the forehead tissue. A traditional coronal lift uses one long incision in the hairline that travels from one temple area to the other. Excess skin is removed and the brow advanced upward. As you can see this leaves a larger scar. A similar approach is to place the incision at the edge of the hairline itself. Your surgeon can bevel the incision so that hair grows through the scar which helps to hide it.

In brief: There

There are a number of different approaches to having a brow lift.
The most straight forward is removing an ellipse of skin from the forehead itself. This obviously leaves a scar in the area so is best reserved for those with prominent forehead creases. A endoscopic browlift uses several access incisions in the hairline to allow for elevation and advancement of the forehead tissue. A traditional coronal lift uses one long incision in the hairline that travels from one temple area to the other. Excess skin is removed and the brow advanced upward. As you can see this leaves a larger scar. A similar approach is to place the incision at the edge of the hairline itself. Your surgeon can bevel the incision so that hair grows through the scar which helps to hide it.
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
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Dr. Benjamin Cilento
Facial Plastic Surgery

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There are several ways to lift the brows.
They all have pros and cons and your surgeon should be well versed in all. In general, they are divided into "open" and "closed" procedures. Open procedures include the coronal (for average forehead height), trichophytic (for higher than average foreheads) and direct (placed in the middle of the forehead or over the eyebrows)... The closed procedure is done endoscopically but still has quite a few incisions in the hairline and is most useful for patients with average forehead height but is not used for high or long foreheads. All approaches, when performed by an expert, have excellent long lasting results and minimal complications.

In brief: There

There are several ways to lift the brows.
They all have pros and cons and your surgeon should be well versed in all. In general, they are divided into "open" and "closed" procedures. Open procedures include the coronal (for average forehead height), trichophytic (for higher than average foreheads) and direct (placed in the middle of the forehead or over the eyebrows)... The closed procedure is done endoscopically but still has quite a few incisions in the hairline and is most useful for patients with average forehead height but is not used for high or long foreheads. All approaches, when performed by an expert, have excellent long lasting results and minimal complications.
Dr. Benjamin Cilento
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Dr. Tal Dagan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Just

Just to add on the other answers from my colleagues.
A brow lift can be achieved both surgically and non invasively. Botox can be used to perform a lifting of the brows without surgery. Surgically, there are minimally invasive more invasive procedures that can achieve lifting of the brows. The more invasive coronal approach is most invasive but has the most consistent results, it is limited to patients who do not a have a receding hairline which will expose the scar. Less invasive techniques include multiple incisions in the scalp - each only 1-3cm long through which sutures can be run to the brow region for elevation either endoscopically or without an endoscope. Then there is a trans brow technique where skin excision can be performed. Finally a transbleph technique exists which employs an incision as if the eyelid if being corrected (it can be done at the same time) and a small device is used to tack the brow up to the forehead surface.

In brief: Just

Just to add on the other answers from my colleagues.
A brow lift can be achieved both surgically and non invasively. Botox can be used to perform a lifting of the brows without surgery. Surgically, there are minimally invasive more invasive procedures that can achieve lifting of the brows. The more invasive coronal approach is most invasive but has the most consistent results, it is limited to patients who do not a have a receding hairline which will expose the scar. Less invasive techniques include multiple incisions in the scalp - each only 1-3cm long through which sutures can be run to the brow region for elevation either endoscopically or without an endoscope. Then there is a trans brow technique where skin excision can be performed. Finally a transbleph technique exists which employs an incision as if the eyelid if being corrected (it can be done at the same time) and a small device is used to tack the brow up to the forehead surface.
Dr. Tal Dagan
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