Men and women experiencing moderate to advanced signs of aging may be interested in the rejuvenating effects of a facelift. In my practice, I take a customized approach to facial rejuvenation, addressing not only the facial skin, but also the underlying network of muscle and connective tissue through the face and neck.
When treating signs of facial aging, I find that combining eyelid surgery with a facelift can often produce superior results to those of a facelift alone. By understanding the rejuvenating process in a comprehensive way, my patients often find that a combined facelift and eyelid surgery best meets their cosmetic goals.
1. Eyelid Surgery Restores a Naturally Refreshed Look to the Upper Face
A facelift alone does not necessarily alter the appearance of the upper face. Droopy skin typically corrected in a facelift is concentrated in the lower face and neck. However, that does not mean the upper face doesn’t age. By treating signs of age in both the upper and lower face, patients can achieve a more natural looking youthful appearance.
2. Addresses Multiple Aspects of Facial Aging
A traditional facelift primarily focuses on smoothing out facial wrinkles and lifting sagging skin. Eyelid surgery, on the other hand, can correct other aspects of facial aging, such as the tired or sunken appearance created by excess eyelid skin and puffy bags under the eyes.
3. Takes Facelift Results Even Further
While a facelift can provide a significant improvement in facial aging, eyelid surgery can take the results a step further. My patients often find that treating signs of aging around the eyes can have a dramatic effect on their overall appearance, giving them a refreshed, alert and naturally younger look.