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Achieve the Perfect Look With an Endoscopic Brow Lift

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | July 28th, 2022

Brow lift surgery can enhance your appearance. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure that elevates the brows. This surgical treatment enhances the appearance of the forehead and the brow. It also improves the area around your eyes by raising the skin of the forehead and brow.

In this article, I will talk about the procedure and answer the most commonly asked questions about it.

How Long Do Endoscopic Brow Lifts Last?

If you’re going to invest in a cosmetic procedure or surgery, it’s natural to want to know how much the results will last.

An endoscopic brow lift can last for up to more than a decade. You can enjoy the results of your endoscopic brow lift for at least eight to ten years, all soft tissues are fighting against gravity and will change further over many years.

The length of your treatment will be determined by factors such as your age and skincare routine.

How Much Does an Endoscopic Brow Lift Procedure Cost?

The cost of a forehead endoscopic lift depends on many factors. Here are the factors affecting the cost:

Factors Affecting the Cost

Here are the factors contributing to the cost of the procedure:


Brow lifts in London are typically higher than those performed elsewhere in the UK.

Facility Type

Private clinics and hospitals also charge more than public facilities.

Surgeon Experience

Furthermore, more experienced cosmetic surgeons charge more than less experienced surgeons.

Consultation Fee

Consultation prices differ amongst clinics as well. In some places like my Harley Street clinic in London, the consultation fee gets deducted from your surgery fee.

Post-Op Care

The cost of post-op treatment is also determined by what your doctor prescribes.

As a result, you should ask your surgeon for a breakdown of all payments, including those for follow-up appointments.

How Painful Is an Endoscopic Brow Lift?

The pain and healing time for a forehead and brow lift is mostly determined by the techniques used.Traditional methods, such as a coronal brow lift, was a large procedure that required a significant amount of time for healing. They also produce more pain. In general, it takes substantially longer to recover from a coronal brow lift than an endoscopic lift. The cosmetic treatments are also more painful.

However, after an endoscopic forehead lift, the majority of my patients experience minor to no discomfort. If they do, the pain can be alleviated by taking pain medication after the treatment. An endoscopic brow lift, hides scars in the hair and uses a 3-D camera to visualize and lift, this is Dr De Silva preferred method for most patients.

After the treatment, patients usually experience some numbness in the forehead. However, using the endoscopic technique significantly lessens this sensation.

This seemingly permanent numbness will also improve after approximately six weeks. It may be accompanied by some brief itching. After an average of one week has passed since the surgical procedure, the patient may resume doing normal, non-strenuous activities.

Keeping your head elevated as you recover can also help with the pain.

Is an Endoscopic Brow Lift Permanent?

There are a lot of people interested in finding out whether or not this treatment is a permanent one.

Although a brow and forehead lift will produce effects that last for a long time, the procedure’s primary purpose is to repair problems that have already developed on the patient’s face and forehead.

In a sense, an endoscopic brow lift is permanent given that you have it at an older age. However, you might have to have another brow lift if you had the procedure at a young age.

On the upside, the effects of a brow or forehead lift typically remain for several years, despite the fact that the skin will normally continue to lose some elasticity as a natural part of the ageing process.

It’s also possible that maintaining healthy skin will help the results last even longer. Techniques that support the formation of collagen can assist improve the laxity of the skin. Protecting the skin from sun exposure can also encourage healthy skin that may age at a slower rate.

What Is Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery?

This procedure is a cosmetic treatment, just like breast augmentation.

An endoscopic brow lift is a cosmetic surgical technique used to restore the elasticity of soft tissues in the upper portion of the face.

Excess sagging skin around the forehead causes brow drooping (ptosis). Wrinkles are also eliminated by rearranging the underlying muscle and soft tissue. It gives the upper third of the face a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance. It can also be used in conjunction with a facelift.

Endoscopy is the insertion of a flexible tube containing a lit camera and surgical equipment through a surgical incision. Endoscopes are increasingly employed in numerous reconstructive and cosmetic surgical treatments.

Therefore, endoscopic brow lift surgery is becoming more popular since it is less intrusive. It also allows you to recover faster than standard brow lift surgery. In some cases, the entire forehead skin had to be manipulated for proper brow rejuvenation.

This type of facial surgery can get rid of frown lines and an unsightly brow line. It can also lift the upper third of the face. In my patients, the lift achieved their desired forehead rejuvenation.

Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery: The Process

During the procedure, I insert an endoscope (a long, thin tube with a light at one end attached to a camera) via microscopic incision sites in the scalp.

The endoscope allows the cosmetic surgeon to examine and treat the various interior structures of the forehead. This technique calls for extremely small incisions.

Then, I will lift your forehead tissues and anchor them in the right places. I might have to adjust your brow position as well. For this, I’ll consider the state of your upper eyelid. After this, I will close the small incisions.

Interestingly, this type of brow procedure is, in a sense, the most minimally invasive type of brow surgery.

FAQS for Brow Lift

This lifting surgery is less complicated than reconstructive surgery. Here are the most commonly asked questions (with answers) about endoscopic brow lift surgery:

How long does a brow lift procedure last?

The cosmetic operation will last for eight to ten years depending on both genetic and environmental factors. For example if you are hypermobile most treatments last for a shorter period as the genes you have inherited from your parents mean your skin is more stretchy. However, the procedure can last longer if you need to have other complementary procedures.

How long does the effect of a direct brow lift last?

On average, a brow lift can last for up to more than a decade. In some cases, the effects can last for up to a lifetime, especially if you had it done later in life.

Is a brow lift procedure safe?

This cosmetic surgery, like any other operation, involves some risks. These risks include scarring, itching on the scalp, allergic reaction to general anesthesia or local anesthesia, swelling, and infections.

However, when done by a qualified and experienced doctor like Dr. Julian De Silva, any brow lifting surgery (e.g. endoscopic, direct, or temporal brow lift) becomes safe and effective.

Does brow lift surgery work?

Brow lift surgery does work. It can give your face a more youthful appearance by elevating the soft tissue and skin of your forehead and brow. It can also highlight the beauty of your upper eyelid, making your eyes look more attractive.

What type of anaesthesia is used for a brow lift?

The precise type of brow lift determines the type of anaesthetic. However, I usually perform an endoscopic brow lift surgery using sedation anaesthesia (oral or intravenous). It’s also known as MAC (monitored anaesthesia care) or twilight anaesthesia.

Can you do an endoscopic brow lift with other surgeries?

Yes, this type of surgery can be safely done with other types of plastic surgery. These include upper blepharoplasty, transblepharoplasty brow lift, breast surgery, breast augmentation, facelift, rhinoplasty, and more.

Before and After Photos

Here are some before and after photos of my clients. In a nutshell, my clients suffered from various issues such as brow ptosis, heavy brows, and facial ageing.

Patient 1

For many years, this Caucasian woman had been unhappy with her increasingly fatigued look. She wanted to make it look like her eyes naturally improved.

She had open eyes but very low brows. While elevating her brows can help with this, it can also cause a change in a person’s natural appearance. So, she began investigating plastic surgeons in the UK to find out which surgery would be best for softening her looks and making her eyes look brighter.

I, Dr. De Silva, inspected her eyelids during her appointment and advised upper and concealed incision lower blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery to correct the sagging skin around her eyes.

She had never had any type of plastic surgery before and was nervous about the outcome. I tightened the muscles beneath the skin’s surface to generate a firmer, more youthful appearance (canthopexy). I also used cutting-edge procedures and best practices to provide natural-looking results and reduce scarring.

Patient 2

This 42-year-old woman was concerned about the appearance of her brow. Her eyes also gave her a worn and melancholic expression. So, she sought out cosmetic surgery with competence in the area of the eyes. She chose to speak to me, Dr. De Silva, a plastic surgeon who specialised solely in the face, after doing some research.

She addressed her concerns with me during her consultation. The patient also asked me what I recommended for her. However, she was apprehensive about scars following surgery because she had many worries about her upper eyelids.

I discussed all of her concerns with her and she decided to proceed with telescopic brow lift surgery (a specialised concealed incision procedure in which the cuts are hidden in the hair) and upper eyelid surgery with carbon dioxide laser skin resurfacing.

Patient 3

This man in his fifties had observed an increase in tiredness in his face and eyes. He discovered that the changes were harming his look and well-being.

I observed that while his eyelids were showing signs of ageing, he also had relatively low brows, with only millimeters between his upper and lower eyelids.

He also needed extra care because he had dry eyes. His eyes and facial nerve might be damaged by brow lifting and eyelid surgery. So, following a thorough examination, I performed a hidden-scar (3-D cameras) brow lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat transfer, and CO2 laser.

Brow procedures for men must be done with caution and artistry because over-lifting the brows can generate a shocked and feminine look.

In the end, the patient was extremely pleased with the end outcome. He saw a noticeable natural change in his appearance. The patient also returned to me, Dr. De Silva, for additional surgeries. The photograph demonstrates the outcomes of the upper blepharoplasty and brow lift two months later.

Visit Dr. Julian de Silva

Do you want to work with a surgeon who has extensive experience in endoscopic lifts, reconstructive surgery, and the orbicularis oculi muscle?

Are you looking for someone who can place your brows in a normal position and help improve the look of your receding hairline and hair loss pattern?

Visit or book a consultation with Dr. Julian De Silva now!

About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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