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Posted May 02, 2024 in Brow Lift Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift

Woman learns what procedures will provide facial rejuvenation

Did you know that a facelift only addresses the lower two-thirds of your face? To ensure that your entire face looks youthful and harmonious, you may consider adding additional surgical or nonsurgical facial procedures to your facelift.

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When people think of a facelift, they often believe it will address all visible signs of aging from your forehead to your chin. However, that’s not the case, and many people are surprised to learn that a facelift only treats the lower two-thirds of your face. If you want to ensure that your entire face looks youthful and harmonious, you may wish to undergo additional procedures along with your facelift or at a later date. This blog discusses some of the facial procedures–both surgical and nonsurgical–to consider combining with your facelift.

What Can a Facelift Address?

Also known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is designed to address the area of your face from your cheeks down. It can lift your cheeks, reposition fat, and tighten the underlying muscles that all seem to migrate downwards as you age. A facelift also smooths deep nasolabial folds (the lines extending from both sides of your nose down to the corners of your mouth) and excess skin and fat around your jawline and neck. While you may think a facelift can smooth and lift away all signs of aging, it’s not for those who want to treat fine lines, sun damage, or other more superficial facial issues.

So, if a facelift only lifts and smooths your face’s middle and lower portions, what can you do to achieve complete facial rejuvenation?

Surgical Procedures to Add to Your Facelift

Eyelid Surgery

If the lower section of your face is smooth but your eyelids droop, or you have crow’s feet and puffiness under your eyes, your features may look out of balance. Eyelid surgery, also called an eye lift, can:

  • Eliminate excess skin on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both
  • Improve your line of sight that may be blocked by sagging skin on your eyelids
  • Remove or reposition fat under your eyes to address puffy under-eye areas
  • Smooth out lines and wrinkles around your eyes

An eyelid lift is an outpatient surgery that can easily be combined with your facelift to give your face a more youthful appearance with no additional downtime for recovery.

Brow Lift

As you age, not only do deep lines and wrinkles etch themselves permanently into your forehead, but your eyebrows may also begin to droop. If you get a facelift, the difference between your youthful lower face and a sagging brow that makes you look grumpy or older than you are will be more noticeable. A brow lift is designed to smooth out frown lines and forehead wrinkles while subtly lifting your brows to a higher position. Several brow lift options are available to address various degrees of sagging, and a brow lift is easily combined with your facelift procedure.

Fat Transfers to Face

At times, a facelift procedure alone cannot improve the loss of fat volume in the face. In these cases, we can restore fat to the face by taking fat from another area of the body at the time of surgery. This fat is then filtered and added back to the face wherever volume has been lost or wherever we want to add more volume for a youthful appearance. Fat transfers may be the perfect solution for enhancing the facelift procedure in these situations.

Nonsurgical Procedures to Add to Your Facelift

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Sometimes, you may not have enough forehead wrinkles, frown lines, or crow’s feet to necessitate an eyelid lift or brow lift. You may decide that you want to do something about those areas of your face, but you’re still deciding whether to add another surgery to your facelift. If this sounds familiar to you, BOTOX® Cosmetic could be the answer. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily immobilizing the muscles in your face that cause lines and wrinkles to form on your forehead and around your eyes. It not only smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, but when used consistently, it can actually help prevent existing wrinkles from deepening and new ones from forming.

Injectable Fillers

Suppose the biggest issue in your upper face is a loss of volume in your cheeks and temples, bagginess under your eyes, or minor wrinkles. In that case, injectable fillers can be the perfect solution to solving your problems without additional surgery. Injectable fillers can restore volume to your cheeks to give you younger and more rounded features and smooth out wrinkles in your upper face. Injectable fillers also fill in the hollows in your temples and under your eyes that often appear with age, and they offer the added benefit of containing collagen-boosting ingredients to improve the appearance of your skin.

Learn More About Facelifts on Dallas, TX

If you’ve been fighting the signs of aging without surgery long enough and want to explore your options for a facelift, it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Morales. His skill and experience in facial procedures will ensure that you will get the results you desire, both from your facelift and any other facial rejuvenation procedures you choose to undergo. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Morales, call our office today at 214.827.8407 or complete the online contact form.

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