It’s too bad that “Gravity” isn’t just a great movie at the theaters right now. Unfortunately gravity is what tugs at our bodies as we get older. It also tugs at our faces. Well, you can tug back and modern technology in the form of endoscopic surgery can make it easier.
Internationally recognized plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint, the founder of Myint Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery says the endoscopic brow lift is an increasingly popular procedure. “It is a great way to open up the face, lift droopy eye brows and smooth out the wrinkles and furrows on the forehead by removing the muscles that cause the furrows."
The endoscope is what makes it all happen. It is a skinny, tube with a light and a video camera at the end that allows the plastic surgeon to sneak under the surface of the face and observe on a monitor what they are doing while they are doing it. Endoscopy has been around for quite a while predominantly used for gynecology and gastro-intestinal diagnosis, but it has revolutionized plastic surgery.
An endoscopic eyebrow procedure requires only three small incisions, about a quarter inch long above the hairline instead of the conventional method that requires larger incisions that are often visible on the forehead and take longer to heal. Local anesthesia combined with sedation is typically used, and the procedure shouldn’t take more than two hours.
As with any plastic surgery, Dr. Myint recommends that you find a plastic surgeon that is Board Certified and has extensive experience in endoscopic eyebrow procedures.
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