Endoscopic Brow Lift and Otoplasty
As we age, the skin of the forehead can become more lax, lowering the brow line, shading the eyes, and often giving the face a tired or angry appearance. Many of us also develop fine lines and creases horizontally across the forehead and vertically between the eyebrows above the nose. Available from Dr. Suzanne Yee in Little Rock, Arkansas, endoscopic brow lift surgery is designed to smooth the wrinkles and lines on the forehead by returning the brow line back to its natural, more youthful position.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Is brow lift right for you?
An endoscopic brow lift is suitable for most healthy adults who want to treat a drooping, angry brow, heavy upper eyelids, or deep lines above the brow line or between the brows. Brow lift surgery is a good option for patients whose aesthetic concerns are localized to the brow region, and thus do not require a more comprehensive facelift. Many of Dr. Yee's patients in Little Rock, Arkansas choose to combine endoscopic brow lift with blepharoplasty in order to treat the eyelids as well as the brows.
Though brow lift is a safe procedure in the hands of a trained surgeon such as Dr. Yee, some patients are still concerned about undergoing a surgical procedure. Many of these patients opt instead for injectable dermal fillers or for a non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment.
The Endoscopic Brow Lift Procedure
The goal of a brow lift is to lift and tighten the muscles and skin of the brow in order to smooth away wrinkles and frown lines while lifting away a hooded, drooping brow line. Traditionally, brow lift surgery was accomplished with an incision across the forehead, just behind the hairline.
Today, Dr. Yee can perform the procedure endoscopically, a method requiring only discreet, half-inch incisions along the hairline. In an endoscopic brow lift, Dr. Yee inserts a tiny fiber optic camera through the small incisions, and then performs the procedure while watching what the camera captures on a monitor. An endoscopic brow lift involves smaller incisions, minimal scarring, less hair loss, minimal numbness, and a faster recovery period.
Most patients at Dr. Yee's practice in Little Rock, Arkansas who undergo an endoscopic brow lift are able to return to work in about one week. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for a few weeks longer, by which point most visible signs of surgery should have faded. Before surgery, Dr. Yee will discuss the recovery process in detail with each patient so he or she knows what to expect.
About Otoplasty (Cosmetic Ear Surgery)
Oversized or misshapen ears are a common source of insecurity for children and adults alike. Otoplasty, commonly known as cosmetic ear surgery or ear pinning, is most commonly performed on patients between the ages of four and fourteen, but the procedure is appropriate for older patients as well. Dr. Yee reshapes the ears through discreetly located incisions behind the ears and in the ear folds, sculpting the cartilage of the ear to achieve the desired shape before applying protective bandages to help the ears heal in place over the following weeks. There are very few side effects associated with otoplasty, and many patients consider the procedure life-changing.
Contact the Practice of Dr. Yee
A pre-surgical consultation with your surgeon is the all-important first step toward reaching your cosmetic goals. Please contact Dr. Yee in Little Rock, Arkansas to schedule a consultation for endoscopic brow lift, otoplasty, or any other procedure that interests you. Dr. Yee can help you select the right procedure to address your concerns in safety and convenience.