With over 120,000 facelifts performed every year, it is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States.
The results speak for themselves – long-lasting, natural-looking changes to the skin and contours of the face that counteract the aging process.
But during a facelift, one particular part of the face is left untouched: the eyes.
In this article, Dr. Gale looks at why patients often get the most satisfying aesthetic and anti-aging results when they choose to combine a facelift with eyelid surgery.
What Does a Facelift Do?
The facelift is one of the oldest aesthetic procedures. People have wanted to reduce and eliminate the tell-tale signs of aging, particularly advanced wrinkles, since they could see themselves in a mirror.
A procedure that has continually improved over the last 100 years, the modern facelift involves removing excess amounts of skin through incisions behind the ears or along the hairline. Then, Dr. Gale shifts the entire skin, musculature, and underlying tissue of the face into a more youthful position. This creates a permanently more youthful appearance by smoothing out the skin and eliminating wrinkles.
But because the skin of the eyelids is partially independent from the skin of the rest of the face, a facelift doesn’t rejuvenate the eyes and eyelids.
What Does Eyelid Surgery Do?
The principles behind eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, are the same as a facelift. By removing excess skin, the remaining skin is pulled tight across the surface, which eliminates fine lines and wrinkles. Other tissues are carefully repositioned to create a natural and youthful-looking result.
The skin of the eyelids is thinner, more delicate, and more prone to wrinkling. This is why treating the eyelids separately from the rest of the face is necessary.
Why Does Eyelid Surgery Complement a Facelift So Well?
Eyelid surgery and a facelift work well together because they provide a fully rejuvenated facial appearance.
The eyes reveal an incredible amount of information about how we are feeling. Tired eyes will often make people seem older or more stressed out than they are, and a facelift won’t address this issue.
As such, for patients wanting a fully revamped, reenergized, youthful appearance, the combination of the two surgeries is better than the effects of each in isolation. Furthermore, by choosing to get both treatments done simultaneously, the patient doesn’t experience any unnecessary or extended amounts of downtime.
Facelift And Eyelid Surgery in Riverton, UT
If you’re experiencing facial wrinkling or have tired eyes and want to solve these issues, then you need the assistance of a highly experienced, highly-trained specialist. Dr. Gale specializes in facial reconstructive surgery, and as such, has a deeper understanding of the facial anatomy and its aesthetic intricacies than most plastic surgeons. To receive treatment from one of the most advanced surgeons in the field, contact 801 506 6344 or fill out this online form today.