Endoscopic Face Lift
An endoscopic face lift is a popular technique, because it is a less-invasive surgical procedure that has dramatic results for those patients who have early signs of aging that don’t yet warrant a full facelift. The endoscopic face lift is perfect for a patient who has very little extra skin or laxity, and no issues with their lower face and neck.
Endoscopic face lift surgery requires just a few tiny incisions in the scalp and temple region. With the aid of an endoscope (a small camera with light source attached), the descending fat of the cheeks is elevated. The face is rejuvenated without creating any visible scars.
If you have sagging skin, significant jowling, and extra fat in the neck, you may not be a candidate for this technique, and would be better served with a traditional facelift.
Who is a good candidate for Endoscopic Face Lift?
An endoscopic facelift is particularly effective for individuals with:
- Sagging cheeks, without jowls
- Deep folds from the nostrils to the corner of the mouth
- A smile that is beginning to turn down
The endoscopic facelift can be considered a light reversal of gravity, pulling the face up vertically after gravity has allowed the face to descend over time. The process is less invasive than other facelifts, resulting in a natural and more youthful appearance without undergoing a full face lift.
The greatest benefit of an endoscopic facelift is that the patient is left with minimal or no scarring, and very little chance of any permanent numbness.
What happens during an Endoscopic Face Lift?
During an endoscopic facelift, the endoscope (a very small camera) is inserted into one incision, and the surgical tool is inserted into another. Dr. Horowitz controls both the camera and the surgical instrument via a television screen, and can modify the tissue structure beneath the skin.
Although not as dynamic as a traditional facelift, an endoscopic facelift offers benefits to the brow and cheek region that are more difficult to achieve with a traditional facelift. Because of the nature of the procedure, however, jaw line and neck problems may not be addressed.
How long does it take to recover from Endoscopic Face Lift Surgery?
Since the endoscopic facelift was designed to be minimally invasive, recovery is also much shorter than other forms of cosmetic surgery. Bleeding, swelling, and the chance of permanent numbness are typically much less than with a traditional facelift.
The endoscopic facelift is usually done as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, so recovery time is kept to a minimum. Dr. Horowitz will prescribe a pain medication to alleviate any pain or discomfort.
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Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz is a well-known Baltimore plastic surgeon who is proud to provide his patients with the very latest surgical techniques to help them achieve their cosmetic goals safely and effectively. In addition to performing minimally invasive endoscopic facelift surgery, Dr. Horowitz is a leading provider of rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and brow lift. If you are unhappy with signs of aging on your face and would like to learn more about the advanced procedures offered by Dr. Horowitz, contact his practice today at 410-741-3440.