A facelift is the gold-standard treatment for facial rejuvenation. This transformative procedure tightens, lifts, and smooths the lower face for a dramatically younger-looking appearance. Since a facelift restores the deep facial structure and removes excess skin, it is more effective than non-surgical options like dermal fillers or Botox.
If you want a younger-looking face, you won’t find a better treatment than a facelift, unless you combine a facelift with eyelid surgery. A facelift combined with blepharoplasty can refresh the appearance of the entire face for a dramatic and youthful facial transformation.
Continue reading to learn more, or schedule a consultation to see if the combination approach is right for you!
Why Pairing Eyelid Surgery with a Facelift Makes Sense
Save Time and Money
One of the most difficult parts of plastic surgery is recovery. While patients heal quickly after a facelift, they still need to take a couple of weeks off to recover. However, pairing procedures can save time; if you get eyelid surgery at the same time as a facelift, you can heal from both procedures concurrently. Combining treatments doubles the results you receive from a procedure but does not double recovery time, allowing you to get back to work and play much more quickly.
A facelift refreshes the lower face. Sagging cheeks are lifted, jowls are tightened and smoothed, and wrinkles disappear from the lower two-thirds of the face. However, a facelift does not refresh the eye or brow areas. If you want your face to look younger from brow to chin, adding eyelid or brow lift surgery makes sense. These procedures target aging in the upper face. Eyelid surgery is an excellent complement to this procedure. Also called blepharoplasty, an eyelid lift smooths the skin on the upper or lower eyelids. An eyelid lift can lift drooping eyelids, eliminate bags under the eyes, or address wrinkling or crepey eyelid skin.
What Procedures Can I Combine with a Facelift?
In addition to eyelid surgery, facelifts can be combined with other surgical or non-surgical facial treatments including:
- Botox – Smooth expression lines and wrinkles.
- Dermal Fillers – Restore youthful facial volume or fill in deep lines and creases.
- Fat Grafting – Transfer fat into the face for long-lasting and natural-looking volume.
- Laser Treatments – Improve the appearance and quality of the skin.
- Rhinoplasty – Change the appearance of the nose or address breathing difficulties.
- Microneedling – Build collagen in the skin for a youthful facial appearance.
Ready to learn more about facelift or eyelid surgery at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery? Our surgeons are prepared to create a customized plan for your facial rejuvenation. To schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Pramit Malhotra or Dr. Tiffany Ballard, please call (734) 436-2186 or contact us online.