I had an open forehead lift in the past. Am I a candidate for having my forehead revised endoscopically?
There are two general reasons why people with a history of an open forehead lift (also called a coronal forehead lift) later seek an endoscopic forehead lift (also called a closed forehead lift). Some seek an endoscopic forehead lift because time has passed and their surgery benefits have worn off over the years. Another reason people seek further improvement is because they have heard of the of the endoscopic forehead lift benefits over the open forehead lift, and they now seek improved results. The good news is that even if you’ve previously had an open forehead lift, the endoscopic forehead lift can still benefit you.
Refreshing Your Appearance
The forehead lift is a long-lasting solution for improving your features, but like any cosmetic surgery, it can’t stop you from aging or experiencing the damaging effects of gravity and sun. You can expect to enjoy your forehead lift results for five to ten years. The long-lasting benefits of the forehead lift include smoothing the forehead wrinkles and frown lines for a refined, youthful appearance. In time, these results will not be as pronounced as they once were. Why? Because you are still getting older and subject to the stress and everyday aging that we all experience. Surgery does not stop the clock, so you may want to consider additional treatment in coming years to refresh your results.
Perhaps you had your first forehead lift many years ago when the open technique was the standard. Or perhaps you recently had an open forehead lift that you feel needs revision. Today the closed forehead lift represents advanced medical technology that has greatly improved forehead lift outcomes. If you are thinking about refreshing your appearance again, it’s important to realize that you should still go with the best in medicine and cosmetic surgery today. You are not limited to the open forehead lift. In fact, the closed forehead lift gives you many advantages over the open forehead lift and is the safer choice.
The closed forehead lift provides superior results with hidden, minimal scarring and much faster healing time—about five times faster! The closed forehead lift is additionally associated with fewer forehead lift complications and a more natural hairline. Today the endoscopic forehead lift leads as the best research-based and time-tested forehead lift solution.
If you think you may benefit from a new forehead lift today, be sure to pursue the endoscopic forehead lift rather than the open forehead lift. The open forehead lift is now considered an outdated procedure although some older surgeons and their protégés still insist on performing this procedure today. Attaining the skills needed to perform a well-designed endoscopic forehead lift presents a higher learning curve than is needed for the open forehead lift, which is the biggest reason why some surgeons still go by the old method. However, today’s forward-thinking endoscopic forehead lift effectively replaced the open forehead lift twenty years ago.
Seeking Revised Forehead Surgery
If you feel it’s time to revisit your options for cosmetic forehead treatment, seek advice from an experienced facial cosmetic surgeon with specialty in minimally invasive procedures like the endoscopic forehead lift.
Since 1993, Dr. Steinsapir has been a leader in the minimally invasive, small-incision, endoscopic “closed” forehead lift, which is now the standard of excellence in forehead lifts. He is a world-renowned facial cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles, widely acclaimed for his skill in revisional cosmetic surgery that balances the facial features for natural results. To find out how a closed forehead lift with Dr. Steinsapir can transform your appearance and restore your confidence, please contact us today.