The Two Types of Brow Lifts

The Two Types of Brow Lifts | RefinedMD, Los Gatos + San Jose

The Two Types of Brow Lifts

A brow lift is one of the most common procedures requested of Dr. Sudeep Roy, but many patients don’t realize there are actually two types of brow lifts. You can discover the best option for you during a consultation at RefinedMD, where Dr. Roy will walk you through the processes of both. The two types of brow lifts in San Jose are the classic lift and the endoscopic lift.

Types of Brow Lifts

A classic lift requires a single, continuous cut that starts around the ears and follows the hair line. Scars are easily hidden for those who are the best candidates for a classic brow lift because they are easily blended in with the hairline. However, for patients—particularly men—who may have a hairline that shifts dramatically throughout their life, an endoscopic lift may be a better fit.

The endoscopic brow lift requires a series of cuts along the scalp. A scope, which is a small camera attached to a tube, is inserted into the cuts to make sure the incisions are flawless. Endoscopic lifts use tiny anchors to keep the tissue in place. Since the cuts are small, an endoscopic brow lift is generally less invasive than a classic lift. Scarring is minimal and there is less downtime.

A number of factors help determine which brow lift is best for you. This includes your hairline, lifestyle, medical history, and goals. During a consultation, the entire forehead is evaluated as well as the eyelid area. The muscles around the upper eyelid can play a role in pinpointing the best surgical approach. In some cases, an eyelid lift (known as a blepharoplasty) can be a fantastic complement to a forehead lift.

While medical insurance generally doesn’t pay for brow lifts, in some cases insurance can cover an upper eyelid lift. Make sure to discuss this possibility with both your insurance provider and surgeon if an upper eyelid lift is found to be a suitable complement to a forehead lift.

Schedule Your Consultation

To learn more about the many options offered by Dr. Roy, including both types of brow lifts, schedule your consultation today. Contact RefinedMD at (408) 688-2082.