Heavy drooping eyebrows and horizontal forehead lines that make the face look as it was worried are a part of natural changes that come with aging. Drooping eyebrows may cause the dropping of upper eyelids. This may give an impression as if the eyebrows rested directly on the eyelashes.
The problem can be corrected by endoscopic eyebrow lift or by classical eyebrow lift and fixation. With the endoscopic eyebrow lift the goal is to lift the forehead, eyebrows and upper eyelids. The surgery also allows removing of fine mimic lines between the forehead and eyebrows.
The advantage of endoscopic approach is minimal and barely visible scar tissue, which remains within the hair. The surgery is done with the help of a small pen-sized video camera, connected to a monitor. The endoscope is entered under the skin through 1 centimetre incisions, which the surgeon makes in both temples and the top of the head. The eyebrow and forehead muscles are lifted upwards and fastened at the desired height. The wounds are closed with self-absorbing sutures.
The surgery lasts for 1-2 hours. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia.
In case the patient has extremely droopy upper eyelids, the result will be better, if the surgery is made together with upper eyelids correction surgery. Although the procedure may leave a small scar, it can be successfully hidden by make-up or hairstyle.
Endoscopic eyebrow lift and forehead lift does not affect lower eyelids.