Why Combining a Facelift With Eyelid Surgery Is a Win-Win

  • July 9, 2021
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When you look in the mirror, does it seem like a stranger is gazing back at you? Are you feeling self-conscious because your outward appearance doesn’t align with how energetic and youthful you feel on the inside? Do people frequently assume you are angry or unapproachable because of the deeply etched lines on your face? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be at the tipping point of considering facial plastic surgery. 

While a facelift can take at least a decade off your appearance, you may wish to combine your facelift with an eyelid lift to enhance your results even further. The reasons may surprise you. 

1. Achieve a Full-Face Rejuvenation

The word “facelift” is a bit of a misnomer, as it implies a process that can simultaneously resolve all your facial aging concerns. While Dr. Schmidt can provide you with dramatic, noticeable rejuvenation in performing a facelift, the improvements you’ll notice will only apply to the lower two-thirds of your face. Dr. Schmidt can significantly improve issues such as skin laxity, jowls, a “turkey neck,” and deeply etched nasolabial folds. However, if you are also struggling with pronounced under eye bags and loose, sagging skin around your eyes, you are an excellent candidate for adding an upper or lower blepharoplasty –  or both – to your facelift. 

2. Save Yourself Money and Time

The fees associated with surgery, such as anesthesia, will add to the  total price tag for your Denver facelift. By combining surgeries, you’ll only pay these fees once. Many of our patients with hectic schedules also like the convenience of having more than one procedure simultaneously because they can heal from both surgeries at once instead of having to take time off for two separate recovery processes. 

3. Ensure a Balanced Appearance

Though a facelift alone will work wonders for your appearance and self-esteem, you may find yourself still unhappy about how you look if your eyes still make you seem constantly sad, fatigued, or upset. Given how much emotion and expression we express with our eyes, the thin skin around them is one of the earliest areas to experience signs of facial aging. If you have significant sagging of your upper eyelids, it might even affect your vision, making daily tasks like reading and driving unquestionably more challenging. An eyelid lift can brighten your eyes, giving you an alert, open, and approachable facial expression.

The Art and Science of Facial Plastic Surgery 

If you are in good overall health, have realistic expectations about your results, and are willing to adhere to all postsurgical instructions during your recovery, you may be an excellent candidate for a combined facelift and eyelid surgery. You’ll want to find the most experienced, trained plastic surgeon to perform your procedure and provide you with the most natural-looking outcome. 

Double board-certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology, Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt has chosen to focus his practice solely on cosmetic and reconstructive facial procedures. He has the extensive knowledge and education necessary to remove years from your appearance with a simultaneous facelift and eyelid lift. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your consultation. 

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