Eyebrow Lift

Expert Minimally Invasive Single Incision Endoscopic Brow Lifts in Indiana

A heavy and droopy brow area can cause hooding of the upper eyelids resulting in a sad or tired appearance. Depending upon the severity of the droop, there are effective non-surgical and surgical eyebrow lift techniques that may help to restore the brows and forehead to a more youthful position offering a brighter and refreshed eye and forehead area.

Does Dr. Chernoff Perform Other Types of Eyebrow (Forehead) Lifts?

Dr. Chernoff performs all types of Eyebrow Lifts: Endoscopic, Temporal, Hairline, Direct, and Open Eyebrow lifts. Dr. Chernoff prefers his Single Incision Endoscopic Brow Lift method compared to the other methods and can achieve superior results with his advanced and unique procedure.

What Is An Endoscopic Eyebrow Lift?

If your eyebrow droop is moderate-to-severe, then a brow lift (also called a forehead lift) is often the best option for surgical correction. In addition to raising the eyebrows for a more alert and youthful eye area, a brow lift also helps to smooth creases that develop across the forehead and soften frown lines that often appear high across the bridge of the nose and in between the brows.  Additionally, with Dr. Chernoff's specialized technique, he can reposition eyebrows to achieve facial harmony and an aesthetically pleasing result.

The Minimal Single Incision Endoscopic Eyebrow Lift, is a procedure developed by Dr. Chernoff, that repositions or lifts the eyebrows to improve a tired, sad, or angry appearance. His Endoscopic technique allows the procedure to be performed using one small incision hidden in the hairline. Dr. Chernoff was one of the first surgeons to perform the Endoscopic Eyebrow Lift and has spent over 25 years perfecting and improving the procedure. Most surgeons use multiple incisions to perform an Endoscopic Eyebrow Lift. Dr. Chernoff has perfected and improved the technique and uses one small central incision in the hairline and a hair follicle-sparing technique.  The incision is so small that once healed, it is barely visible. Dr. Chernoff's technique is particularly helpful for men with receding hairlines and women with thin hair who prefer no sign of the eyebrow lift incision.

Do All Surgeon's Perform A Single Incision Endoscopic Eyebrow Lifts?

First of all, not all Plastic Surgeons have been trained and are able to perform traditional Endoscopic Eyebrow lifts with multiple incisions, let alone a single incision approach performed by Dr. Chernoff. Dr. Chernoff was among the first to be trained on the traditional endoscopic technique and has spent decades improving the procedure.  Over time, Dr. Chernoff has developed and perfected the single central incision technique.  Using an endoscope, Dr. Chernoff releases the structures holding the brow in place and is able to reposition and/or elevate the entire eyebrow using one small incision one inch above and hidden the hairline. Dr. Chernoff uses an advanced suture technique that provides a nearly invisible scar and will frequently perform this advanced procedure on men and women with thin hair or on men with no hair.

Am I A Candidate For An Endoscopic Eyebrow Lift?

A brow lift is an ideal procedure for healthy men and women who are looking to improve moderate-to-severe sagging and/or drooping of the eyebrow and eyelid.  Based on each patient’s specific anatomy and the severity of the brow droop, there are several eyebrow lift surgical techniques that may be employed to achieve the desired result.  All types of Eyebrow Lift surgery by Dr. Chernoff are performed in our outpatient surgery center and often combined with other procedures.  When you have your consultation with one of our Patient Coordinators and Dr. Chernoff, they will discuss all options and provide you with recommendations and a treatment plan.  During your consultation, Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery provides computer imaging to show you what you can expect from the procedure.

How Is Dr. Chernoff's Minimal Single Incision Surgical Endoscopic Eyebrow (forehead) Lift Performed?

Dr. Chernoff specialized procedure known as a Minimally Invasive Single Incision Endoscopic Brow Lift or minimal incision forehead lift, or brow lift, repositions or lifts the entire eyebrows and forehead to soften and refresh a tired, sad, or angry appearance. Dr. Chernoff uses a small endoscope with a camera on the end to perform the surgery with one small incision behind the hairline rather than traditional more invasive brow lift techniques.  This allows the procedure to performed precisely and safely.  Dr. Chernoff's endoscopic technique allows the procedure to be performed in a minimally invasive manner using one small incision hidden behind the hairline. The incision is then enclosed meticulously to provide a virtually invisible scar.  Dr. Chernoff's specialized brow lift is an excellent option for men with no hair and men and women with thinning hair.   For men with no hair, the incision is hidden in a natural forehead crease.

Preparing for Surgery

Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our "Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery". The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a surgical procedure.  Additionally, watch the video below for a preview of what you can expect when considering surgery of your eyelids and eyebrows.

Does Dr. Chernoff Perform Other Procedures with an Endoscopic Eyebrow Lift?

Some patients can also achieve more facial enhancement with Upper and Lower Laser Eyelid lift if they have excess eyelid skin, fat deposits, bags, or excess skin under the eye.  Dr. Chernoff performed both Upper and Lower Eyelid surgery with his Endoscopic Eyebrow Lift to improve the upper third of the face for this patient.  Additionally, Dr. Chernoff performed a Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift to improve this patient's jawline and neck.

Eyebrow Repositioning

Some patients have naturally sitting eyebrows or eyebrows that are not symmetric.  For patients who have these concerns, Dr. Chernoff will perform his Minimal Single Incision Endoscopic Eyebrow Repositioning.  For the patient shown below,  Dr. Chernoff performed his Minimal Single Incision Endoscopic Eyebrow Repositioning to create balance, symmetry, and an aesthetically pleasing position for her eyebrows. Additionally, Dr. Chernoff performed an Upper Laser Eyelid Lift to remove the excess skin and hooding on her upper eyelids. Dr. Chernoff also performed Lower Eyelid Surgery, using an internal incision to remove the patients under eye fat pads. Finally, the patient had multiple Fractioned DOT CO2 Laser in office treatments to build collagen, elastin, and improve sun damage, and overall skin quality.

What Is The Recovery Process For A Brow Lift?

The recovery process varies from person to person, but most of Dr. Chernoff’s patients are surprised that their pain is relatively minimal. Immediately after your brow lift, your forehead will be sore and there will be some bruising and swelling for a few days. Cold compresses can help minimize swelling and reduce pain. Taking arnica prior to the procedure may help, and your preoperative nurse will explain Dr. Chernoff’s recommendations.

The first few days after eyebrow surgery, you will need to take it easy and allow your body to heal.  Most of Dr. Chernoff’s patients return to work in 4-10 days, depending on your type of work.  After the procedure, you will wear a small bandage on your forehead for several days. You will have a tiny incision that heal inconspicuously. It may be a couple weeks before you can return to strenuous activities like running or lifting heavy weights. We follow up with you continuously after your eyebrow lift and our nursing team will monitor you carefully until you are healed.

What Results Can You Expect After Your Endoscopic Eyebrow Lift?

Dr. Chernoff has safely and effectively performed over 8,000 eyebrow lift procedures. He uses a combination of endoscopic and advanced surgical techniques to promote rapid healing and recovery. Dr. Chernoff’s main goal is to provide patients with natural results and no sign of a cosmetic procedure.  All of Dr. Chernoff's plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Chernoff's Eyebrow Lifts, including his specialized endoscopic eyebrow lift, is a permanent solution to drooping brows and yields a long-lasting result.

Is There A Non-Surgical Procedure For An Eyebrow Lift?

Neurotoxins like BOTOX, Daxxify, or Xeomin can be injected into specific muscles that are responsible for raising the eyebrows. Relaxing the muscle helps open up the eye area and provide a well-rested, natural result lasting 3-6 months for Botox and Xeomin; Daxxify is said to last longer, 6-12 months. These treatments work well for patients who have a mild brow droop. When the droop is moderate or severe, injecting a neurotoxin can actually make the droop worse. Neurotoxins like BOTOX Cosmetic is used to smooth and soften the horizontal forehead lines (worry lines) as well as the vertical lines between the eyebrows.