August 16th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
The endoscopic brow lift (forehead lift) for the cosmetic surgery patient is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure with usually three to five small incisions within the hairline leaving almost no visible scar after healing.
Fixation is the term for anchoring the brow in place during a brow lift. With the advance of technology, new and improved methods have evolved. For many years, the popular method of fixation was with permanent hardware “screws”. Another method is with removal of the screws once the brow has become anchored in place and healed. A later technique is bone tunnel fixation where screws are not used at all. Recently, another popular method is the bioabsorbable screw fixation which provides precise fixation without permanent screws or the need for removal. The determination of method of choice for a surgeon would be experience and personal preference. San Francisco Bay Area women find the brow lift a fantastic procedure for rejuvenation of the upper third of the face.