Facelift and eyelid surgery are two of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures performed today. Although effective on their own, many patients are interested in combining the two procedures. Dr. Donald Hause of Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery, a plastic surgery practice in Sacramento, regularly meets with patients who are interested in both eyelid surgery and facelift. Here, he discusses when a combination procedure is appropriate.
Do You Desire Comprehensive Results?
Facelift is considered to be the gold standard in facial rejuvenation because it addresses multiple signs of aging in the middle and lower facial areas including:
- Wrinkles and lines on the face and neck
- Sunken or flat cheeks
- Creases along the base of the nose and mouth
- Slackened jawline
Although facelift provides the most dramatic enhancement out of all the facial rejuvenation procedures, it does not treat the eyes or upper area of the face. Eyelid surgery is used to restore a youthful and bright eye appearance. The procedure can treat:
- Puffy eye bags under the eyes
- Sagging, loose skin on the upper eyelids
- Lines and creases around the eyes
- Fine lines on the lower eyelids
For most patients, the natural aging process affects multiple areas of the face at the same time so it makes sense to combine facelift and eyelid surgery. Keep in mind that candidacy for facelift and eyelid surgery can only be determined through an in-person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Hause. The experienced surgeon can evaluate your facial appearance and discuss your aesthetic needs and goals to create a treatment plan that achieves your desired outcome.
The Benefits of Combining Facelift and Eyelid Surgery
Are you interested in combining facelift and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate your appearance? In addition to comprehensive results, a facelift and eyelid combination procedure offers the following benefits:
Reduced cost. Combining plastic surgery procedures into one single operation saves you money as you will only have to pay anesthesia and surgical facility fees only once.
Faster Recovery. Every time you undergo surgery, you will need to recover afterwards. Patients who have facelift and eyelid surgery separately will need to wait several months after the first operation before having the second one. Combining facelift and eyelid surgery means a shorter recovery and wait to see your desired results.