Everything You Need to Know About Combining a Facelift with Eyelid Surgery - PSNY


January 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Combining a Facelift with Eyelid Surgery

If you’re considering getting a facelift, you’re probably aiming for a radiant, youthful, and rejuvenated look. A facelift on its own will certainly achieve these results, but there’s something to consider that will send you the extra mile: eyelid surgery.

Eyelid surgery is a fast, safe, and effective procedure that can kick the results of your facelift into high gear. Here’s what you should know about combining eyelid surgery with a facelift. 

Why Combine A Facelift With Eyelid Surgery?

While it’s not always the case, drooping eyelids can make you look older than you really are–or, at best, chronically sleepy. If you have drooping eyelids but are getting a facelift, you don’t want the appearance of your eyes diluting the effects of your facelift. It’s best to combine the procedures for consistent results.

Also, facelifts target only the middle to lower portions of your face, including the neck and jawline. Adding an eyelid surgery on top of a facelift means you’re covering all your basis for radiant look across the board. 

What Causes Droopy Eyelids?

Most people wondering how to fix droopy eyelids seek out the procedure because their age, illness, or injury have created loose or sagging skin on their upper eyelids. In other cases, drooping eyelids are caused by weakness of the muscle that raises the eyelid, or damage to the nerves that control that muscle.

No matter what the cause, drooping eyelids can result in a loss of self-esteem or worries about outward appearance. In extreme cases, it can also interfere with a person’s vision.

Rest assured, however, that droopy eyelids can be fixed with a very simple outpatient procedure. Best of all, the scar is naturally hidden within the folds of your eyelids, so nobody will ever tell that you’ve undergone a cosmetic procedure. 

Eyelid Surgery: What To Know

Eyelid surgery is a relatively quick procedure. It takes about one to two hours, and is either performed with local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s needs. 

Dr. Marc J. Elkowitz will make small incisions in your upper eyelid crease, removing excess skin and the underlying fat pockets that cause the loose skin. This gives way to a tighter, cleaner-looking eyelid with entirely invisible scars.

After your procedure, you should take it easy for a couple of days. You’ll experience some swelling and bruising, so it’s important to rest while you wait for your body to heal. We recommend keeping your head elevated on comfortable pillows and following our detailed and thorough aftercare instructions, which review with you before your consultation and also after the procedure.

If you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after your procedure, the Plastic Surgery of New York team is here to help. You can also get in touch with us for any questions before coming to our office.

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