When you experience noticeable facial aging only in one area, a single cosmetic surgery like a facelift or blepharoplasty makes sense as a stand-alone operation. But when aging skin and volume loss affect the eyes and the lower face, Harvard-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Cooper recommends combining the two surgeries.
This article will discuss why a facelift and eyelid surgery performed concurrently is a win-win situation for cost, time, and effective results.
Understanding Eyelid Surgery
Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery aims to focus on the lower and upper eyelids. The operation resolves lax skin and excess tissue on the upper and lower eyelids. It also can improve puffy undereye bags on the lower lids.
The results are a less tired and worn facial appearance. You will look younger and more alert. The procedure takes place under sedation.
Understanding a Facelift
A facelift will address different signs of aging from the middle to the lower facial areas. It will soften or eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, and creases on the cheeks, between the nose and the mouth, and the neck area. It will also address jowls, hollow or sunken cheeks, loose skin, poor muscle tone on the neck and the face, and displaced fat on the cheeks, neck, and chin.
The procedure requires sedation for your comfort.
Combining the Two
What if your concerns include signs of aging around the eyes and the middle and lower regions of your face? In that case, you are likely an excellent candidate for combining a facelift and eyelid surgery. Having the two surgeries done concurrently will deliver comprehensive results that look natural and provide additional benefits.
Combining procedures enhances the results, while lowering the cost. Surgeon’s fees will be less, as will anesthesia and time spent in the operating suite.
After surgery, you will need to plan downtime while you rest and recover. When you have surgeries done separately, you will correspondingly require two different healing processes. Plus, it will be necessary for you to wait several months between operations, causing you to wait longer on your comprehensive results.
Facelift and Eyelid Surgery in Jupiter or Palm Beach
If you would like more information about combining a facelift with eyelid surgery, Dr. Jason Cooper would like to discuss the possibility with you. Request a consultation online, or call our office at 561-406-6574 to schedule an appointment in Jupiter or Palm Beach.