What Are the Best Procedures to Combine with a Facelift?

A facelift can provide a patient with an updated and refreshed look to their appearance. Its versatility and effectiveness have made it one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures available. Below, we look at what are the best procedures to combine with a facelift.

However, many patients are unaware that this type of procedure can be effectively combined with other plastic surgery procedures to create highly synergistic results that can reach above the ones achieved by a facelift alone.

What Are the Best Procedures to Combine with a Facelift?

If you’re thinking that you might be interested in combining a facelift with other procedures, take a look at this guide on the subject. It may help you determine which ones would fit your needs.

Facelift Basics

A facelift, when executed correctly, can significantly improve a patient’s appearance by tightening and refining the patient’s facial features. There are many subtypes of facelifts, and which one you receive will likely have to do with the overall aesthetic results that you desire.

The overall goal of a facelift is to make a patient look younger and feel better. In this way, it’s primarily an aesthetic procedure. Facelifts are also known as rhytidectomy. The following procedures are known to be effectively combined with a facelift.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is a subclass of surgery that is performed for various purposes, some of them aesthetic and sometimes for medical ones. There are many different types of eyelid surgery, many of them designed to impact very specific areas of the eyelid region. Some of the primary types of eyelid surgery include:

  • Upper eyelid surgery
  • Lower eyelid surgery
  • Double blepharoplasty

The eyelids are one of the first areas of the body to exhibit the signs of aging, and thus, are one of the first areas to start to diminish in appearance over time. For this reason, many patients who come seeking facelift treatments would also benefit from a certain level of eyelid rejuvenation. Eyelid surgery has the potential to remove excess puffiness and reduce drooping in the eyelid area.

Brow Lift

Brow lifts, also called forehead lifts, can compliment the impact of a facelift by accentuating the effects of lifting and tightening the skin on the forehead. Aging can have a natural impact on this area of the face, which can deeply impact one’s countenance and appearance. Utilizing a brow lift in conjunction with a facelift can reverse this trend by restoring it to a more youthful appearance.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Facelifts have the potential to reorganize and realign the appearance of the face in order to create a more youthful visage. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the overall quality of the skin is improved to a level that a patient is ultimately satisfied with. Following this, using a treatment like laser skin resurfacing has the potential to impact a patient’s appearance more heavily and complement the results of a facelift.

Laser skin resurfacing techniques such as Fraxel employ fractionated lasers to enhance facelift results. These fractionated lasers stimulate collagen production, which can impart very satisfying results on the skin.

Fat Transfer

Facial fat transfer is one of the most popular complementary procedures for a facelift. During fat transfer, fat is harvested from an area of the body where it is plentiful and transferred into areas of the face that have become sunken or hollow over the years. This type of procedure has the potential to enhance the overall results of a facelift.

One of the many advantages of a fat transfer is the natural-looking results that it imparts. These natural-looking results are gained due to the fact that the patient’s own body fat is used to create the results.

Mini Facelifts

A mini-facelift is an additional option available to younger individuals. In comparison to a full facelift, a mini-facelift is less intrusive. It’s a softer operation that requires less recuperation time overall.

For people in their 40s and 50s who want a more comprehensive update to their looks than just a Botox injection but don’t feel the need to have a full facelift, mini-facelifts have started to gain favor. The fact that the mini-facelift can be done under local anesthetic alone as opposed to general anesthesia is one of its benefits. Overall, this is thought to be less dangerous.

Hawaii’s Top Choice for Oculofacial

Dr. Bradford Lee and the rest of the staff at Oculofacial Plastic Surgery of Hawaii are some of the top physicians available for executing high quality facelifts. If you’re interested in receiving a consultation regarding your eligibility for combining a facelift with other procedures, contact Dr. Lee today.

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