DO I NEED EYELID SURGERY OR A FACELIFT?
Facial aging is eventually bound to happen to all of us. The fine lines, wrinkles, puffy bags under our eyes, and the sagging skin above are all a part of life. Your face is the first thing someone notices about you; desiring youthful, glowing, and smooth skin is at the top of many wish lists.
Your eyes are one of the first features to show the signs of aging. Because the skin above and below the eye is so thin, accompanied by the fact that you blink thousands of times a day, it makes sense that fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin affects this area faster than some others. As the eyes are at the center of your face, you may assume that you need a facelift to combat these signs of aging. However, that isn’t so. Contrary to its name, facelift surgery doesn’t address the eyes. To address these issues, you would be better suited for a procedure known as blepharoplasty.
WHAT DO THESE SURGERIES ADDRESS?
Your face is broken up into three sections: the upper, middle, and lower. A facelift is designed to target the signs of aging on the lower and midface. This includes addressing jowls, nasolabial folds, excess or banding skin on the neck, and loss of volume in the cheeks. Facelift surgery will tighten the underlying muscles and remove excess skin to bring back a youthful presence. Eyelid surgery, as you may suspect, focuses on the eyes. This procedure can be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both to address the sagging skin and excess fat deposits that give your eyes an aged, tired, or saddened appearance. When performed on the upper eyelid, eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fatty tissues to open up your eyes, and when performed on the lower eyelids, the excess fat deposits that give you the look of “puffy bags” are removed to provide a rejuvenated appearance.
COMBINING PROCEDURES FOR A DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATION
Although these procedures can be performed separately to achieve remarkable changes, those interested in a full facial makeover may consider combining a facelift with eyelid surgery. Doing so will ensure that your face remains balanced, an essential aspect of all satisfying results. A balanced face will provide natural and youthful results that you can feel confident showing off.