What should I expect during a consultation for an endoscopic brow lift?

What to expect during a consultation for an endoscopic brow lift | PasadenaAn endoscopic brow lift cosmetic surgery addresses the effects of aging around the forehead and brows as well as makes the soft tissues of the forehead firmer to create a more youthful definition to the eyebrows, upper eyelids, and forehead skin.

There are various brow lift techniques involving different incision lengths in diverse areas, and sometimes, using an endoscope.

At the time of the initial consultation, the patient will have an opportunity to share their aesthetic requirements with their surgeon.

The surgeon will assess the prospective patient’s candidacy for an endoscopic brow lift procedure and explain to them what this procedure can reasonably accomplish.

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.

 

Main Aspects of the Consultation Process

Upon understanding the patient’s goals, the surgeon will recommend a suitable brow lift technique. At times, they may also recommend related or additional procedures. The patient should freely discuss their needs with the surgeon during the consultation.

They can also show the surgeon pictures of themselves from their younger days. These photos may serve as a good point-of-reference when discussing their cosmetic goals from this procedure. At the time of the consultation, the surgeon will:

  • Ask the patient to look into a mirror and point out exactly what they feel unhappy about regarding their brows and forehead appearance

  • Take photos for the patient’s health records, measure their face, and use computer imaging to show the improvements that the patient can expect

  • Evaluate the patient’s medical condition, including pre-existing health conditions or risk factors

  • Check the patient’s skin elasticity

  • Discuss the various brow lift options available to the patient and make recommendations

  • Inform the patient about the potential results, including any associated risks or complications

  • Discuss the type of anesthesia that they will use for the procedure

 

Treatment Plan

The surgeon will share the below mentioned recommendations and details with the patient, depending on the goals and anatomy of the patient:

  • The surgical technique, including the type of procedure or combination of procedures

  • The outcomes that the patient can expect

  • Associated risks and complications

  • Anesthesia options and surgical facility

  • Pre-op preparation

  • Recovery stage

The surgeon may also show the new patient before and after images of previous patients who have undergone an endoscopic brow lift as well as address any questions that the patient may have.

On their part, the patient should do the following during the endoscopic brow lift cosmetic surgery consultation:

  • Conduct research and come prepared to the consultation with well-considered choices

  • Make sure that the surgeon is appropriate for their needs

  • Ensure that they get the most out of the pre-operative consultation

  • Understand the multiple options, potential results, and risks associated with the procedure

 

Good Candidates

The surgeon will assess the following aspects during the pre-operative consultation:

  • Sagginess on the outside of the brows creating a sad expression

  • The central portion of the brow may hang downwards making the patient look angry

  • Frown lines present between the eyes

 

Discussing the Treatment Options

In general, excessive eyelid skin, sagging upper lids, and droopy eyebrows occur simultaneously within the same patient. The surgeon cannot develop optimal cosmetic and functional results unless all of these problems are treated.

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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