All surgeries carry risk and every incision leaves a scar. However, the scarring is greatly minimised with endoscopic surgery *. An endoscopic forehead lift is performed utilising a video camera and special micro instruments that are manipulated through three or more small incisions. The endoscope helps guide the surgeon, who removes the muscles that produce frown lines, and repositions the eyebrows at a higher level.
For traditional forehead lift a coronal incision is used, starting at ear level, running across the top of forehead and down to other ear. This incision is usually made behind the hairline.
In some cases, a combination of endoscopic and traditional techniques may be used.