Browlift Surgery With Dr. Parbhu

Keshini Parbhu, M.D. specializes in browlift eyelid surgery. She is a frequent contributor to academic journals and has presented research at a variety of meetings around the country. She currently has her clinic, Parbhu Oculofacial Plastic Surgery in Windermere, FL. Dr. Parbhu started practice in Orlando in 2010 focused on browlift eyelid surgery. She serves as volunteer faculty and has an appointment with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is also certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, an elite and prestigious society of approximately 500 members. Dr. Parbhu has been named one of Orlando’s Best Doctors since 2013.

She has an interest in reconstructive as well as cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures. She takes pride in her specialization in knowing a lot about a small part of the body! The three areas of interest in oculoplastics are eyelids, lacrimal and orbital disease. Dr. Parbhu believes that nonsurgical procedures are important to help maintain a rejuvenated appearance and offers a wide array of services to help achieve this. Dr. Parbhu believes that each person is unique and likes to have a collaborative approach in developing a treatment plan that is often a journey in achieving natural-appearing results.

Haute Beauty interviews Dr. Keshini Parbhu of Parbhu Oculofacial Plastic Surgery to discuss more about her expertise in her field.

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HB: What is an Endoscopic Brow Lift?

It is a minimally invasive procedure that helps the lift of the brow.

HB: How do you perform an Endoscopic Brow Lift?

Small incisions are made behind the hairline and an endoscopic camera is used to visualize and free up the attachments that hold the brow down. Fixation devices are placed into the skull and the forehead is then pulled up and placed over these fixation devices. The forehead heals into its elevated position as the fixation devices dissolve. I like to use endotines for my fixation.

HB: Who is a good candidate for an Endoscopic Brow Lift?

Someone with brow descent/droop.

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Before

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Dr. Parbhu

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After

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Dr. Parbhu

HB: How do you work with patients to achieve the desired outcome?

The brows are part of and play a role in the periocular area.  If the brows are low then that can cause the skin to hang down.  Sometimes taking out skin alone is enough but if there is significant droop of the brow then this needs to be addressed as well but there are different approaches.  I like to discuss the available options, downtime and expectations with the patient and that is how we develop a surgical plan.

HB: Are the results long-lasting or permanent?

The aging process, including brow descent, continues as we get older so this is something that could need to be repeated after a few years.

HB: What is the recovery process like?

I have patients wear a compressive head wrap for 24 hours. This can be removed the next day and patients can then take a shower and wash their hair. Staples are used to close the incisions and these are removed in one week.  I typically like for patients to take it easy for two weeks which means no heavy lifting, aerobic exercise or bending over.

HB: What is the average cost for an Endoscopic Brow Lift?

$4,500.