With the Endoscopic Browlift, Dr Byun
will take the muscles and skin that cause the problems
and alter them to smooth the forehead, raise the upper
eyelids and minimize frown lines. Men and women of any
age may be good candidates for this procedure. It can
be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures,
such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.
In the surgery Dr Byun will make three, four, or five
short scalp incisions, each less than an inch in length.
An endoscope, which is a pencil like device connected
to a television monitor, is inserted through one of
the incisions, allowing the surgeon to have a clear
view of the muscles and tissues beneath the skin. Using
another instrument inserted through a different incision,
the forehead skin is lifted and the muscles and underlying
tissues are removed or altered to produce a smoother
appearance. The eyebrows may also be lifted and secured
into their higher position by sutures beneath the skin's
surface or by temporary fixation screws placed behind
When the lift is complete, the scalp incisions will
be closed with stitches or clips and the area will be
washed. Gauze and an elastic bandage may also be used.
You should be able to shower and shampoo your hair
1 or 2 days after surgery or as soon as the bandages
are removed. Most visible signs of surgery should fade
completely within 2 or 3 weeks. Minor swelling and bruising
can be covered almost immediately (by makeup, etc).