Why Should You Consider Adding Eyelid Surgery to Your Facelift?

  • Posted on: Dec 27 2022
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Despite its name, facelift surgery only addresses cosmetic concerns in the lower two-thirds of the face (from the cheeks down to the neck). And while a facelift offers stunning results (erasing wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin), the reality is that it does not help to correct issues in the upper portion of the face. However, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can help you achieve the youthful facial aesthetic you desire. Below, we will explore blepharoplasty as well as discuss how combining it with a facelift can offer you the best results possible.

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What Is Blepharoplasty?

The saying goes that “the eyes are a window to the soul.” Whether this is true or not, the reality is that the area around our eyes tends to take the brunt of showing the effects of our age. Sagging skin on our upper eyelids and puffy lower eyelids as well as bags under the eyes can make us look so much older and worn down than we want to look. With blepharoplasty, the skin, fat, and muscles of the eyelids are sculpted in a way that allows our eyes to shine as brightly as we want them to.

How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Depending on the correction needed, you can undergo upper blepharoplasty (where issues in the upper eyelids are corrected), lower blepharoplasty (where concerns in the lower lids are addressed), or a combination of both upper and lower eyelid surgery.

For upper blepharoplasty, an incision will be made in the natural creases of your eyelid. Fat, muscle, and tissue will be repositioned and/or removed to give you a more youthful appearance. For lower blepharoplasty, an incision will be made either on the inside of the eye or just beneath the lower lashes. Excess fat, muscle, and skin will be redistributed to give you a more rested aesthetic.

What Are the Benefits of Combining Eyelid and Facelift Surgeries?

In addition to addressing cosmetic concerns in the eyelids and around the eyes, adding blepharoplasty to your facelift offers you a more comprehensive and complete facial improvement. You can think of it this way, having only facelift surgery is like mowing only half of your front yard. While the mowed portion looks great, the untouched portion distracts from your results. You don’t want to have a rejuvenated lower and mid face but have puffy eyelids that keep others from seeing the new and true you.

After your combination procedure, you’ll be able to smile when you look in the mirror. Additionally, you can find yourself with more confidence, especially when you are in social situations because you know that people are seeing your face at its absolute best.

What Other Procedures Can Be Combined With Blepharoplasty?

While blepharoplasty helps to correct cosmetic issues in the eyelids, it does not address concerns above the eyes, such as on the forehead and in the eyebrows. However, droopy eyebrows and wrinkles on the forehead can be corrected with a brow lift (also known as a forehead lift). If you are looking for a complete facial treatment that can restore your entire face to a more youthful and natural appearance, then Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa offers harmonious rejuvenation, which is a combination of six procedure that includes facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, brow lift surgery eyelid surgery, fat augmentation, and laser skin resurfacing.

If you are looking for specific correction to your eyelids or an all-around improvement to your facial aesthetic, the trusted professionals at Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa will help you decide which procedures are right for you!

To schedule your consultation or to learn more about eyelid surgery, call Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa today at 239-379-8924, or fill out our online contact form.

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