Sooner or later, most of us will notice the signs and symptoms of facial aging. These signs may look different from one person to the next, ranging from wrinkles and fine lines to sagging skin or puffy eyelids. There are several aesthetic treatments to choose from, yet it is important to consult with a surgeon to determine which type of procedure is right for you. In some cases, this may mean a single procedure, but in others, it may involve a combination of different surgeries. A common example of this is the combination of a facelift with eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty).
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What Is Blepharoplasty?
While the eyelids are a relatively small part of the body, they can greatly impact your overall facial appearance. Loose skin or puffiness around the eyelids can give the impression that you are perpetually tired or fatigued, but blepharoplasty can change that.
Simply put, blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery that can remove sagging, drooping, and puffiness around the eyes to help you look more youthful, alert, and energetic. Depending on your needs, blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper lids, the lower lids, or both.
Combining Blepharoplasty with a Facelift
If you want to have your eyelids treated but also have additional facial concerns to address, such as wrinkles or loose, sagging skin, it is common for patients to combine the two procedures. It is a matter of specifying with your surgeon that the eyelids are an area of particular interest.
Plenty of other facial plastic surgery procedures can also be combined with blepharoplasty surgery. Neck lifts, brow lifts, and rhinoplasty can all be enhanced by having a blepharoplasty performed at the same appointment. This combination approach treats the eyes alongside these more targeted areas of care. Combining procedures can limit your time spent under anesthesia, minimize your risk, and control costs. It also promotes more comprehensive aesthetic results.
Get Custom Treatment from Schoemann Plastic Surgery
To determine the treatments you need to achieve your cosmetic goals, we recommend scheduling a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. For more information about having blepharoplasty performed by Schoemann Plastic Surgery, contact our practice at your convenience.