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What Can a Facelift Treat?
As we age, we begin to lose elasticity and volume. This results in sagging skin and a loss of facial definition. With extensive loose skin, wrinkles and creases begin to form. These concerns are what a facelift addresses, making it an essential cosmetic improvement.
A facelift can:
- Lift the underlying structures of the face for a more contoured appearance
- Reduce or remove excess skin that causes sagging
- Tighten the skin for a more sculpted appearance
- Smooth the skin’s surface
Some surgeons will also treat the lower jawline during a facelift to reduce the appearance of jowls and give it a more defined appearance.
A facelift is a transformative procedure that addresses even the most severe facial sagging, unlike any other cosmetic enhancement. Sagging skin is generally the main culprit when it comes to facial aging, and surgery is the only guaranteed way to treat it.
Facelift surgery primarily deals with the mid to lower facial region: the cheeks, mouth, chin, and jawline (and, in some cases, the upper neck).
It does not, however, treat signs of aging around the eyes. In cases where the eyes need treatment, blepharoplasty is ideal.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
It’s true: the facelift is generally regarded as the gold standard of facial rejuvenation procedures. But the eyes are just as important in communicating youth and beauty.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, focuses solely on smoothing wrinkles, sagging skin, and pockets of fat around the eyes.
Do you look in the mirror and constantly think that you look tired? Even if you’re not? That might be due to eye aging. The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate; it loses moisture much quicker and is more prone to damage than other parts of the body. Additionally, the muscles around the eyes can become loose with age, resulting in laxity of the tissues and subsequent sagging.
Blepharoplasty is a truly revitalizing procedure that provides stunning results beyond what eye creams and serums may promise. Eyelid surgery can:
- Eliminate sagging skin around the upper and lower eyelids
- Remove or reposition pockets of fat underneath the eyes (eye bags)
- Smooth wrinkles along the sides of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Create a more alert, revitalized appearance of the eyes
Not only do the eyes age faster than the rest of the face, but they are responsible for more of our expressions and how we present ourselves to others. Sagging skin around the upper eyelids can make you look old, tired, or angry. In some cases, it can even impede vision.
Those eye bags you battle every morning most likely aren’t due to a lack of sleep–small pockets of fat accumulate underneath the eyes, which can cause you to look more tired than you are.
Blepharoplasty specifically deals with all of these issues for instant rejuvenation.
How to Combine Your Facial Procedures
One of the keys to achieving natural-looking, transformative results with plastic surgery is to aim for cohesion. Rather than focusing on one feature or concern, assessing everything is best.
Combining your facelift with an eyelid lift creates a harmonious result: lifted, smoothed skin of the mid to lower face combined with brighter, more alert eyes for a cohesive appearance.
If you think you might be ready to dive into facial rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with your board-certified plastic surgeon to assess your goals and concerns and decide on the best surgical plan for you.
Your Facial Rejuvenation Experts in Birmingham, AL
Curate your transformation just the way you like it. Call the Birmingham Specialists today at (205) 298-8660 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how eyelid surgery, a facelift, or both can help you achieve your aesthetic goals that are genuinely you.