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Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS

An eyebrow lift is a procedure steadily gaining popularity among men and women in the 35-65 age group. Eyebrow lifts are also referred to as forehead lifts. If you are unhappy with the lines across your forehead or the looseness of the skin on your forehead, an eyebrow lift just may be the solution you have been looking for.

An eyebrow lift can be performed in two different ways. In the "open" approach, one continuous incision across the crown of the head is made at the hairline. Then the muscles and tissue of the forehead that are responsible for wrinkles or deep frown lines are cut, removed, or otherwise treated.

Alternatively, the brow lift can be performed endoscopically with the assistance of scope through a small incision at the temples, within the hairline. Instead of making one long incision, a few shorter incisions are made in the scalp. A scope is then inserted into one of the incisions in order to view the tissues and muscles from a screen. At the same time, another device will be inserted in another incision to make the necessary alterations. Endoscopic surgery is less invasive than the traditional approach, and the incisions are much smaller.

For the procedure, patients are either administered general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. After surgery, patients wear a tight pressure dressing for the first few days to a week following the procedure. The bruising and swelling will go down after several days. An eyebrow lift is a cosmetic procedure and is not covered under insurance plans. Be sure to inquire about price and financing options prior to scheduling this procedure.

If you would like to learn more about eyebrow lifts call Dr. Clevens today at 321-727-3223.

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