Should I Combine Facelift with Eyelid Surgery?

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Combining facelift with eyelid surgeryThe effects of aging usually impact more than one area of the face, meaning many patients have simultaneous cosmetic concerns about the brow, neck, cheeks, jawline and/or eyelids. Combining multiple facial rejuvenation procedures can be an effective way to address these concerns at the same time.

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, and facelift are commonly performed together to produce comprehensive results. However, a combination procedure isn’t for everyone. In this post, Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Debra Johnson discusses when it’s appropriate to combine the two procedures.

Different Procedures for Different Facial Areas

Before choosing to undergo one or both procedures, it is important to have a clear understanding of what each one accomplishes.

Some patients believe that a facelift will revitalize all the areas of their face equally, but this isn’t true. A facelift is used to correct various signs of aging on the middle and lower facial areas. This includes the cheeks, the area under the lower eyelids, around the lips and mouth, chin, neck, and jowls. Facelift removes excess skin and fat on these facial areas, and tightens the remaining skin and tissues for a smoother and younger-looking appearance.

Blepharoplasty can reduce the appearance of droopy upper eyelids and/or puffy lower eyelids. When performed by a skilled facial plastic surgeon, blepharoplasty has the ability to turn tired and older-looking eyes into bright and youthful ones. And since the eyes are a prominent feature of the face, the procedure can have a profound effect on the overall facial appearance.

The Benefits of Combining Procedures

If you want to reduce the signs of aging on the upper, middle and lower areas of the face, you can probably benefit from combining blepharoplasty and facelift. There are several benefits to combining these procedures.

First, you get dramatic results. Your entire face is transformed, and you won’t feel like certain areas appear older than other areas. Rejuvenating all areas of the face increases your chances of a natural-looking result. Second, getting two procedures at once means you only undergo surgery once. You will be able to achieve the results you want faster because there is only one recovery period. Finally, a combination procedure is cost effective. Undergoing multiple procedures at once means you only have to pay the facility and anesthesia fees once.

Work with a Qualified Plastic Surgeon

Before recommending a facelift and blepharoplasty combination procedure, your plastic surgeon will consider how each procedure impacts the entire face. Having a combination procedure done means more transformative results, and you need to work with the right surgeon to ensure you are happy with those results. An experienced and skilled plastic surgeon understands that each patient is unique and will create a cosmetic treatment plan that’s customized to your goals.

A facelift or eyelid surgery can reduce the signs of facial aging while preserving your natural and unique appearance. To learn more, contact Dr. Debra Johnson by calling (916) 929-1833 or sending us an email today.