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Endoscopic Brow Lift Risks and Safety

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Endoscopic Brow Lift Risks and Safety | Pasadena | Rowland HeightsThere are numerous advantages of an endoscopic brow lift cosmetic surgery. However, it is also vital for patients to understand the risks and complications associated with this procedure prior to moving forward.

Consulting a qualified plastic surgeon is the best way to understand whether the procedure is suitable for a specific patient and their unique needs.

Initially, the surgeon will establish whether a patient is an ideal candidate for endoscopic brow lift surgery, present the procedure cost estimates, and discuss whether the benefits outweigh any potential risks for the individual patient.

People consider an endoscopic brow lift plastic surgery to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows, or to reposition the brows to appear higher on the forehead. The procedure offers exceptional outcomes, enabling patients to accomplish a rejuvenated, more youthful facial appearance.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides endoscopic brow lift to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding locations in California.


Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery Risks

In any surgical procedure, there is some degree of risk involved. This is also true for endoscopic brow lift cosmetic surgery, but complications are very rare in this procedure. It is essential that the patient share their complete medical history, including pre-existing conditions with their surgeon during the consultation process.

The doctor can determine the most appropriate way to proceed based on the inputs that the patient provides.

In addition, it is important for patients to only consider a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in undertaking endoscopic brow lift surgeries. The patient should ask any questions that they may have and educate themselves on pre-op and post-op care and recovery in order to avoid serious complications.

If the patient does not follow the necessary guidelines or does not consult a qualified surgeon, the risks may include the following:

  • Infection

  • Poor response to anesthesia

  • Hair loss at the incision site

  • Challenges in moving forehead muscles or brows

  • Scarring


Potential Temporary Side Effects

  • Inflammation

  • Tingling

  • Numbness

  • Tiredness

  • Itching

  • Bruising

  • Pain or general discomfort


Aftercare to Minimize Post-Op Risks

The surgeon will provide the patient with detailed aftercare guidelines to follow during the recovery phase. The patient should only see a board certified surgeon who is experienced in performing endoscopic brow lift surgeries to best avoid serious side effects.

The recovery period may differ between patients. But for a safe and quick recovery process, the patient can expect to:

  • Wear bandages for a couple of days following the surgery

  • Wait until bandages are taken off to wash hair and shower

  • Keep head raised using pillows for at least two days after the endoscopic brow lift surgery

  • Apply ice packs to reduce inflammation

  • Apply any doctor-prescribed ointment to incision sites to help minimize scarring

  • Take any doctor-prescribed pain medications as directed

  • Avoid any vigorous activities for up to two weeks after the procedure, such as heaving lifting, exercise, or sex

  • Sutures will be taken out after around one to two weeks

  • Resume work or normal routine after approximately ten days or so


Final Outcomes

The patient will experience a significant reduction in inflammation, bruising, or other noticeable side effects with a few weeks. Besides looking better, the patient will also feel better and more like themselves at that time.

After the patient heals fully, they will enjoy their new, rejuvenated appearance. The forehead will appear naturally smooth and free of wrinkles. On top of this, the repositioned brows will enable the face to appear more attractive and appealing.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas in California for endoscopic brow lift.

Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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