Why Combining a Facelift With Eyelid Surgery Is a Win-Win

When you look in the mirror, do you often spot age-related flaws you wish you could correct? Have the combined effects of gravity and time caused changes that make you feel self-conscious about your appearance?

Getting older brings wisdom and valuable life experiences. However, it also brings some effects you might not welcome, such as sagging skin, a downturned mouth, and an overall tired or angry appearance. You probably know about various benefits a facelift surgery can bring, but you might be less familiar with reasons to seek a procedure known medically as blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid lift.

Should You Add an Eyelid Lift to Your Facelift?

The word “facelift” is somewhat of a misnomer since the term implies that this surgery can improve every aspect of your facial appearance. While this anti-aging procedure can provide outstanding results when performed by a skilled facial plastic surgeon, it only treats wrinkles and unwanted skin laxity in the middle to lower face, including the jawline and neck.

Depending on your concerns, Dr. Stephanie Teotia may recommend having other improvements done simultaneously with your facelift surgery to turn back the clock and enjoy an even more dramatic change in your appearance. Eyelid surgery is one of our patients’ favorite procedures to pair with their facelift. Dr. Teotia can provide the ultimate anti-aging results with this combination.

Proven Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Think about how many messages you can convey with a single glance. The sparkle in your eyes when you look at your partner can say “I love you,” while a single arched eyebrow can communicate feelings like sarcasm or skepticism. However, as your eyes are so expressive, they are one of the first places to display signs of premature aging like smile lines and undereye bags.

While cosmetic injectables like Botox and dermal fillers can temporarily resolve some of these concerns, a surgical eyelid lift is a long-term solution to issues like:

  • Drooping upper eyelids that give your eyes a hooded appearance and may also partially obscure your vision
  • Excess fat in your lower eyelids that creates puffiness and prominent undereye bags
  • Dark circles under your eyes

Are You a Good Candidate for a Combined Facelift and Blepharoplasty?

Many women and men in their 40s or older are well-qualified for these facial improvements. If you are in good overall health, do not smoke, and are willing to take one to two weeks off work to rest and focus on your recovery, you may be an excellent candidate for a combination facelift and eyelid lift.

During your personalized consultation, Dr. Teotia will evaluate your skin elasticity and ask you questions about your health history, including any medications or supplements you currently take that may pose a risk during surgery or recovery.

Flower Mound Facelift Surgery With Dr. Stephanie Teotia

As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Teotia prioritizes providing all her patients with personalized treatment plans and a compassionate bedside manner. She has carefully assembled an all-female team who share her commitment to offering an unparalleled patient experience. If you live in the greater Flower Mound area, including the Turtle Creek and Oaklawn communities, contact us today to schedule your private virtual or in-person consultation.