Dr. Kolstad prefers to hide all of the incisions in the scalp where they are easily camouflaged with hair. He uses a small camera attached to an endoscope to lift your brow. With the camera he can also remove many of the muscles that cause frown lines between the eyebrows. By using these small incisions and new techniques your recovery time will be significantly reduced. Dr. Kolstad is very conservative with the lift and will not pull the eyebrows into a surprised position.
Dr. Kolstad uses multiple techniques to reposition the brow. After discussing your surgical goals and evaluating your unique facial features Dr. Kolstad will present different strategies to address your concerns.
The most common type of brow lift uses endoscopes and small incisions that are placed within the hair bearing scalp. Faces with a long or prominent foreheads are better treated with forehead shortening browlifts. Faces requiring only subtle lateral brow elevations are candidates for minitemple lifts.
During your consultation Dr. Kolstad will address the benefits and limitations of each technique to help guide your decision about which procedure is best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
You will have a soft dressing covering your forehead, neck and cheeks. You may go home after surgery as long as you have someone to observe you for a 24 hour period.
Most people take about 10 days off of work to recover. By the tenth day, all sutures and clips have been removed, the majority of the swelling has resolved and any residual bruising can be camouflaged with make-up.