End Your Worries With an Endoscopic Brow Lift in Washington, DC

Endoscopic Brow Lifts: The secret to restoring a youthful face

People age differently, but everyone experiences sagging skin at some point. As our skin laxity changes, we start to notice its effect on the appearance of our face. Wrinkles, jowls, hooded eyes, and lower brows become more prominent. You may be tempted to do a full facelift, but you may only need a brow lift.

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What’s an endoscopic brow lift?

An endoscopic brow lift is a type of brow lift that involves a few incisions right inside the hairline through which the tissue is released and then suspended. By tightening the deeper layers of your face, this avoids excessive pulling of the surface skin which could leave you with a permanently surprised expression. This procedure is a perfect subtle change to improve the downward pull of your aging face.

Upper blepharoplasty or brow lift?

Patients often experience fullness in their upper eyelid and come in wanting surgery to correct it, but don’t realize the role their eyebrows are playing. The eyebrows are the elevators of our face, so when they start to drag down they can complicate other facial features.

In females, the eyebrows typically sit above the supraorbital rim. In males, they sit right at the supraorbital rim. Depending on where your eyebrows are positioned, you may be better qualified for a brow lift, upper blepharoplasty, or both. This is why it’s important to have a consultation with your doctor to discuss the overall anatomy of your face.

Getting a brow lift in Washington, DC

Your doctor will work with you to determine which brow lift procedure will best suit your lifestyle, needs, and goals. Our physicians prefer to consider the overall harmony of your facial features, so you may discuss other techniques that can be combined with this procedure.

Brow lift afterBrow lift before

During your consultation, you will discuss factors including:

  • Skin elasticity
  • Drooping brows
  • Shape of brows
  • Surgical technique
  • Degree of skin that is sagging
  • Hairline

The brow lift procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours to perform and does not require an overnight hospital stay. Swelling, soreness, and bruising is expected but will subside over the first week. Recovery will take about 2 weeks but you may not see full results for 4 to 6 weeks.

Interested in getting an eyebrow lift in DC? Schedule your consultation with us today!

Washington DC Facelift vs Deep Plane Facelift

The Difference Between a Facelift and a Deep Plane Facelift in DC

Facelift beforeAs we age, our skin becomes less structured. Because of this laxity, we notice more sagging and drooping, especially in the face. Jowling occurs when the face loses elastin and collagen, creating excess skin around the jawline and chin. The lack of tightness in the skin can makes us appear older.

A facelift is a surgical procedure that aims to help your face regain firmness. The procedure combines surgical and non-invasive techniques to reduce the signs of aging and reshape your facial features for a natural, youthful appearance. Depending on your situation and desired outcome, you may be fit for a facelift, mid-facelift, deep plane facelift, brow lift, or just a neck lift.

Each patient is different and has anatomy that requires a personalized approach. That’s why it’s vital to have a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your lifestyle, concerns, problem areas, and goals.

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What is a Facelift?Facelift after

A facelift is a facial procedure that aims to reduce overall laxity and loss of structure in the face and neck region. This procedure is beneficial for those who experience dissent of the cheek area, excess skin around the jaw or chin, and/or drooping in the upper face region.

Getting a Facelift in Washington DC

Incisions for this procedure are located in the hairline, along the tragus, beneath the earlobe, behind the ear, and back into the hairline. They are relatively easy to conceal and tend to heal quickly.

What is a Mid-Facelift?

A mid-facelift is a type of facelift that focuses on the middle regions of the face. This may be beneficial for patients of any age who experience dissent or lack of fullness in the cheek area, without concern of the upper face.

Getting a Mid-Facelift in Washington DC

This procedure involves one incision in the hairline and one incision in the mouth. Once incisions are made, the cheek tissue can be lifted up. Incisions may take around 2 weeks to heal but are easily concealed.

What is a Deep Plane Facelift?

A deep plane facelift is a type of facelift that aims to reduce tension with scarring. This may be beneficial for patients who want overall improvement in their skin laxity and a longer lasting result.

Getting a Deep Plane Facelift in Washington DC

This procedure works by creating a fascial flap underneath the skin, releasing all tension, and lifting the skin and muscle. The lack of tension allows incision scars to heal thin and discreet. Results from this procedure are longer lasting due to lifting the entire fascia rather than just the skin.

What is a Brow Lift?

An endoscopic brow lift is a type of facelift procedure that focuses on the forehead, brow, and eyelid region. This may be beneficial for those who have heavy brows, brows that sit lower on their face, fullness in the eyelid, or overall sagging in the upper face.

Getting a Brow Lift in Washington DC

Incisions are made in the hairline to release and suspend the tissue, lifting the brows without creating a “pulled” appearance.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is in the same family as a facelift but specifically focuses on laxity within the neck region. This may be beneficial for someone who feels as though their neck is aging faster than their face, for someone who has always had excess skin in the neck regardless of age, or for someone who isn’t ready to commit to a full facelift.

Getting a Neck Lift in Washington DC

This procedure requires minimal incision points including one just below the chin and, in some cases, behind the ear. Once the incisions are made, the neck muscle is dissected and tightened.

If you’re interested in any kind of facelift procedure, schedule a consultation today!