An exciting new era in face and browlifting has evolved in recent years. The development of modern surgical techniques has seen the introduction of high tech endoscopic “key hole” procedures. By using small incisions and utilising a telescope, Dr Drielsma performs browlifts without scarring on the face.
As we age, the forehead and brows may sag as do lower facial tissues. Frown lines also appear due to the action of underlying forehead muscles. These factors lead to a heavy and tired look to the forehead and upper eyelids. Brow lifting aims to lift the tissues of the brow and forehead and smooth frown lines. This gives a brighter, younger look not only to the forehead but also the eyes.
Conventional open browlifting has meant that in the past patients needed to accept a long scar across the upper forehead hairline or over the top of the head. Patients were reluctant to accept these scars. Using endoscopic techniques browlifting has now become a more widely tolerated procedure. Further, this reduces surgery time, there are no scars on the face, and reduces post-operative pain and recovery dramatically with patients usually returning to normal activities within 7-10 days.BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
Endoscopic browlift is the most common endoscopic cosmetic procedure performed around the world today. Through small “keyhole” incisions behind the forehead hairline, the surgeon inserts a small telescope which guides the surgeon in lifting the tissues of the forehead and brow. At the same time, the small muscles of the forehead responsible for causing frown lines weaken so that these lines smooth or disappear.
In the case of patients seeking eyelid rejuvenation (blepharoplasty), Dr Drielsma must consider the effect of the brow on the upper eyelids. Heavy or sagging eyebrows may give the appearance of drooping upper eyelids and tiredness. Dr Drielsma treats this with a browlift either alone or in conjunction with upper lid blepharoplasty rather than by blepharoplasty alone. Patients report having a brighter, alert and more youthful appearance.
Dr Drielsma performs endoscopic browlift as an overnight stay procedure under general anaesthetic. He can also combine endoscopic browlift with facelifting and blepharoplasty.
Dr Drielsma designs a lateral temporal browlift to lift the outer eyebrow as well as tighten the temporal area. Through a temporal “in the hair” incision, Dr Drielsma frees the temporal area to allow upward movement and then places supportive lifting stitches are in the deep fascia (strong tissue) to lift and suspend the temporal area. This procedure is ideally suited to upper facelifting.BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
**Results may vary for individual to individual