Las Vegas Plastic Surgeons Compare Multiple Browlift Techniques

Dr. W. Tracy Hankins and Dr. Samuel M. Sohn of Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates reveal the benefits and drawbacks of traditional, endoscopic, and non-surgical browlift methods.

Las Vegas, NV—One size cannot fit all, Drs. W. Tracy Hankins and Samuel M. Sohn, Las Vegas plastic surgeons, reveal, especially when discussing browlift techniques. They indicate that there is an array of available procedures to help reduce the appearance of lines, skin laxity, and other common signs of aging on the forehead, and the right approach will vary depending on the needs and goals of the patient. In some cases, they add, individuals may be best suited by a non-surgical rejuvenation procedure.

Many people are eager to find a non-invasive method of restoring a more youthful appearance to the face when fine lines, skin inelasticity, and skin dullness begin to appear, Dr. Hankins explains. Fortunately, he says a non-surgical browlift, which may include BOTOX® injections and Ultherapy® skin tightening, can potentially address these concerns for many individuals, and he suggests that results can be visible in as little as one week with BOTOX® Cosmetic and as long as two to three months with Ultherapy®. Not everyone will qualify for this option, and he recommends seeking out an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to achieve the best possible outcome.

Dr. Sohn explains that for patients who want or need more significant treatment, there are two main types of surgical browlift from which to choose: traditional browlift and endoscopic browlift. While both procedures can offer excellent elevation of sagging tissue and minimize the appearance of creases, he notes that each operation has benefits and drawbacks, and individuals need to discuss their cosmetic goals with a plastic surgeon who can help them determine with approach will offer the best possible effect.

Non-surgical browlift has the benefit of little to no downtime, Dr. Hankins states; however, traditional and endoscopic browlift surgery have a longer healing time that will be an essential part of achieving desirable results. The browlift recovery experience will vary depending on the patient’s unique rate of healing and whether he or she received any additional procedures, such as facelift or eyelid lift, he continues. In general, he says that endoscopic browlift necessitates a shorter healing process and less visible scars. Traditional browlift surgery, he contrasts, can offer more significant elevation and may be more appropriate for individuals with a high forehead.

Ultimately, Drs. Hankins and Sohn believe that individuals who are dissatisfied with their appearance due to wrinkles and skin laxity on the forehead should know that there are multiple cosmetic enhancement options available to address these concerns, and even people wishing to avoid surgery often can benefit. The most important decision to make, they emphasize, is to select an extensively trained board-certified plastic surgeon with a great deal of experience with browlifts who listens attentively and can develop a customized treatment plan to suit the expressed goals and anatomic needs of the patient.

About W. Tracy Hankins, MD

Dr. Hankins, a board-certified plastic surgeon, graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College before earning his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School. Following graduation, he completed his general and plastic surgery residency at the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, one of the oldest such programs in the country. He has been featured as an expert on TV programs, including local news segments and “The Doctors,” as well as in national magazines, such as MAXIM and Playboy.  He is available for interview upon request.

About Samuel M. Sohn, MD

Dr. Sohn is a fellowship trained and board certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Las Vegas area. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia following his graduation from Stanford University. He then completed his general and plastic surgery residencies at Michigan State University, one of the most established programs in the nation. In addition to publishing several articles on reconstructive and plastic surgery, he is also a member of numerous esteemed medical associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.

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