Length of Surgery – Usually between one and two hours.

Anesthesia – Typically local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. On the cutting edge and preferred by Dr. Fodor is TIVA, which is a combination of the two. It diminishes bleeding and post-operative nausea. Dr. Fodor has used this method for many years.

Recovery – Initially mild to moderate discomfort; up and about in one to two days; wash hair in two days; swelling and bruising possible for 10 days; back to work with makeup in 1-2 weeks.

Scars – Minimal scarring, virtually undetectable within hairline.

The brows and forehead, which contribute significantly to a person’s facial expression are often the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. As people age, their skin loses elasticity. Sun damage and repeated muscle contraction form vertical frown lines and horizontal wrinkles across the brow, while the effects of gravity draw down the eyebrows, creating the appearance of increased heaviness.

Deepening forehead creases and low brows often begin to make people look older as early as their 30s, when they may start to notice that their expression always appears angry or worried.

A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, can dramatically affect the appearance of the entire face, providing a more relaxed, refreshed and youthful look. The procedure can improve brow position, raising it to or above the level of the bony rim of the eye socket, which is often considered the ideal position for the eyebrows. A brow lift can also improve lateral hooding. This occurs when there is excess skin near the outside corner of the eye, between the eyebrow and the eyelid, often contributing to an aged and tried look.

Different Types of Forehead Wrinkles

When it comes to lifting the brow, determining the best brow position for each individual is a matter of anatomy and personal aesthetics. There are two different types of wrinkles that can be addressed with a forehead lift:


  • Horizontal Forehead Wrinkles – The wrinkles can be improved with a brow lift, which elevates and smoothens the skin. Because the brow lift raises the eyebrows, eliminating the need the need for someone to frequently lift their brow, it allows the forehead muscles to relax and thus may reduce the recurrence of horizontal wrinkles.


  • Vertical Forehead Wrinkles – The wrinkles are often referred to as frown lines and are the folds between the brows. These wrinkles can make a person appear angry even when they are not. These wrinkles usually form only when someone frowns, but once they have developed from repeated muscle contraction over time, the appearance of frowning is constant. The brow lift may include modification of the muscles responsible for these frown lines, thus diminishing the appearance of these bothersome wrinkles.

The Endoscopic Brow Lift

The endoscopic brow lift utilizes an endoscope, which is a slender fiber-optic tube equipped with a tiny video camera and bright light, no larger than a pencil eraser, which allows the surgeon to view the internal structures of the forehead without making a long incision.

Rather than one long incision, four to six small incisions at or within the hair are made to perform the procedure. Through these tiny incisions, lifting of the underlying tissue and muscles is possible to achieve a beautiful result.

Benefits of an Endoscopic Forehead Lift

Endoscopic facelifts offer several benefits, including:

  • Reduced scarring
  • Faster recovery time
  • More natural-looking results

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