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Can I Combine a Facelift With an Eyelift?

Let’s face it: sometimes there are signs of aging that creams and serums just can’t help with.

As the skin gets older, it becomes more susceptible to the pull of gravity, as well as the breakdown of vital collagen and elastin within the dermis layers. This means that in order to treat these signs of aging – including wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and jowls – you need a treatment that counteracts the aging process at the structural level.

That’s why many people are interested in a facelift, a surgical procedure that tightens sagging muscles while trimming away excess skin. A facelift is a great option for patients who may have moderate to severe signs of aging – but what if you’re concerned with how your eyes look as well?

In other words, can a facelift surgery be combined with an eyelift?

The good news – yes! In fact, a lot of plastic surgeons combined facelift and eyelift surgeries, since they’re not difficult to perform at the same time. The only difference can be found in the number of incisions that are required. Facelift incisions are usually placed behind the ears and within the hairline, while eye lift incisions are placed along the lash line or within the eyelid crease (this depends on if you want an upper or lower eyelid lift).

You’re a good candidate for both an eyelid lift and a facelift if you have the following symptoms:

  • Sagging skin
  • Moderate to severe wrinkles and fine lines
  • Crepey skin
  • Jowls
  • Excess skin around the neck

If you have any of the above symptoms, it might be time to consider a treatment that tackles structural issues within the facial skin and muscles. To learn if you’re a candidate for a combined facelift and eyelift procedure, schedule your consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA.  Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203

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