Are patients put to sleep for endoscopic brow lifts or is a local used so that they are alert during the procedure? Is this done in under 45 minutes? Is it pretty typical for people to have this surgery twice in their lifetime?
How Long is a Person Put to Sleep During an Endoscopic Brow Lift?
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Length of operation for endoscopic browlift
Obviously, the length of time necessary for this procedure depends on the surgeon and his technique of doing the procedure. I think local anesthesia (preferably with sedation) or general anesthesia may be used. No, I do not think it is typical for patients to have to have this procedure more than one time BUT I do not think it is atypical either. Depends on the patient and his/her desires.
Length of time for endoscopic browlift...
An endoscopic brow lift is a great procedure that is relatively quick under general anesthesia. Having the procedure performed under a local would be too uncomfortable. The surgery takes approximately one hour if done by a highly skilled, experienced surgeon. The procedure in most places is performed in an outpatient surgical center and you are sent home after an hour of recovery. You will continue to age even after the procedure is done, so you may need it again after 10 years or so. Consult your board certified facial plastic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Brow lifts take from one to two hours and rarely need revision.
There are many approaches to performing a brow lift. The most common type today is performed endoscopically, although direct lifts are still indicated in many patients. The operative time depends upon the approach taken, the amount of dissection required, and the nature of the fixation chosen by the surgeon and patient. Patients with very heavy brows often may require a second lift but this is rare. The fixation types available today are very reliable in most cases. Time, aging, and facial expression can relax a brow over time and lead to heaviness in some cases. Speak to a qualified surgeon to learn what is appropriate for you.
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Endoscopic Brow lift surgical time
Endoscopic brow lift usually takes about one hour surgical time. However, it can easily be done under local anesthesia with sedation, therefore you are NOT put to complete sleep. It is safer with easier recovery.
How Long Are You Put to Sleep During an Endoscopic Brow Lift?
The answer depends on the skill of your surgeon but typically 45 minutes - 1 hour is to be expected. This would be preformed as an outpatient surgery and your overall recovery times would be on the order of 1-2 weeks depending on your level of bruising and swelling. It is not uncommon to need a second browlift at some point in your life as most cosmetic procedures would have approximately a 10 year life span. As you continue to age we continue to have to fight against gravity! Hope this helps. Dr. Shep