I’m 62, female, and I got an endoscopic brow lift five years ago. Now, my forehead has started drooping again. I thought for sure the surgery would last longer than this. I’d like to get it fixed, hopefully with longer lasting results this time. Is it possible for me to get a traditional brow lift, even after I’ve already had an endoscopic lift?
I am sorry to hear that your brow has started to droop again following your brow lift only five years ago. I generally expect about 10 years of improvement following a brow lift using any approach, however. factors such as smoking and continued sun exposure can adversely affect the longevity of your brow lift results. I have frequently performed revision brow lift surgery often times in conjunction with revision facelift surgery. The approach that is used to revise a brow lift is not as important as the indications for the brow lift approach that is chosen or a thorough knowledge of the anatomy to insure a safe and attractive result. A prior endoscopic brow lift does not prevent your surgeon from performing an open brow lift if that is the surgical approach that will give you the best outcome.
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