Facelifts have been performed for as long as modern plastic surgery has been around— fortunately, techniques have improved considerably since the early days. Most facelift results no longer have the telltale stretched or tight appearance, and facelifts can even be performed in conjunction with other procedures, like a blepharoplasty. This procedure corrects upper or lower eyelids that are sagging due to excess skin or the aging process. These two procedures can be combined to remove years from your facial profile in one procedure.
How does it work?
During your consultation, you and Dr. Erella will determine the best incisions for your personal anatomy and aesthetic goals. These procedures are performed at essentially the same time and use the same principles— the skin is lifted, and the underlying tissues are rearranged. This can be done to create new contours of the face and a more pleasing fold in the eyelid. It can also treat fatty bags underneath the eye that create visual weight and draw the face downward.
Who is a candidate?
Anyone looking for great results that go beyond just a facelift might consider having an eyelid procedure as well. The eyes can show some of the first signs of aging when the eyelids begin to droop due to stretched skin and excess fat. However, there’s no strict age requirement for having a facelift or eyelid procedure because everybody ages at different rates, so you should consider an anti-aging surgery when you feel like you need it. Since this is an invasive procedure, you’ll need to be able to undergo and successfully heal from it in order to get the results you want.
What are the results and recovery like?
Your recovery time will depend on how extensive your procedure is, but Dr. Erella will ensure you have explicit care steps to follow in order to heal properly and quickly. There will be downtime, however, as your incisions heal. The best results of a facelift create a younger version of your face, not a different one— and eyelid surgery can help this even further, as your eyes will look younger and less hooded. While these procedures can’t stop the aging process, they can halt progress by ten or fifteen years, meaning you won’t look your age in the best possible way, in the long term.
If you are interested in a facelift and eyelid surgery procedure, contact our office to discuss your options and schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella who serves Austin and the outlying areas.