Endoscopic Brow Lift & Midface Lift
Expression lines and other age-related wrinkles through the forehead area can become excessive with age, along with a lower brow that can overshadow your eyes. An endoscopic brow lift can refresh your appearance in combination with a midface lift to rejuvenate the cheek and midface area.
Dr. Ricardo A. Meade is a board certified plastic surgeon and facial cosmetic surgery specialist serving the entire Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area, with offices in Dallas and Plano, Texas. With a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures for both face and body, Dr. Meade has helped thousands of men and women feel more positive about their appearance.
Sagging in the forehead can lead to more pronounced brow furrows and frown lines that can give your face an angry or stressed expression even when at rest. Age-related changes also occur through the midface, leading to a loss of volume over the cheekbones that can give you a gaunt, tired appearance. A brow lift raises the soft tissue through the brow and smoothes the skin for a firmer, younger look, while incorporating fat grafting with a midface lift restore a youthful fullness to your cheeks at the same time.
Please contact us online or call 214.823.1691 for more information on combining an endoscopic brow lift with a midface lift at our Dallas or Plano plastic surgery offices. We encourage you to view brow lift photos in our real patient before and after photo gallery to get a better sense of what this procedure can achieve.
At your consultation, you can explain your appearance concerns and Dr. Meade can go over the details of the surgery with you as well as conduct a physical evaluation to make sure a forehead lift will meet your needs. Dr. Meade will also discuss the benefits of a brow and midface lift, and talk about how to best maintain your results long-term. You will also be provided with a detailed cost estimate for your procedures.
Preparing for Surgery
In the weeks before surgery, Dr. Meade will likely request further lab tests or medical evaluations, and may ask you to adjust dosages of certain medications, vitamins or supplements. To ensure optimum results and recovery, it’s also important that you refrain from smoking, drugs and drinking alcohol before and after your brow lift.
The Endoscopic Brow Lift & Midface Lift Procedure
An endoscopic brow lift involves the use of a tiny video device that allows Dr. Meade to make much smaller incisions. This results in a far less invasive surgery and faster recovery. Whenever possible, Dr. Meade prefers to take an endoscopic approach when performing a forehead lift. For those men and women who may not be ideal candidates for an endoscopic brow lift, Dr. Meade offers a traditional coronal brow lift, which requires a longer incision hidden far behind the hairline.
The midface lift improves drooping through the cheeks, minimizing the appearance of laugh lines and helping restore a fuller look to the cheeks. By incorporating fat transfer, in which fat cells are removed from a donor area of the body via liposuction and then injected over the cheekbones, the face once again resumes a natural heart shape rather than the fallen, rectangular appearance that commonly develops with age.
In some cases, an endoscopic brow lift and midface lift may be combined with a facelift to correct more advanced jowling, or eyelid surgery to lift heavy eyelids. Dr. Meade will go over these options in more detail during your consultation.
Recovery and Results
Recovery after an endoscopic brow lift is typically faster and more comfortable than would be experienced after a traditional surgery. Although everyone’s experience is different, most of our patients feel comfortable enough that they don’t even finish a prescription of 40 pain pills during their recovery. To avoid complications, it’s important to follow Dr. Meade’s post-surgical instructions precisely.
You should see an immediate difference in your face after surgery, although your results will continue to become more noticeable as swelling and bruising subside. The results of combining a forehead lift with midface lift plus fat transfer helps soften wrinkles and creases around the eyes and forehead, while restoring volume in the cheeks for a subtle yet refreshed and younger appearance.