Plastic surgery is a booming industry in the United States. Among its stratum is facelift surgery. To have an idea of what a facelift is, this procedure tightens the facial tissues in order to get a youthful and more rejuvenated look. There are more than a few facial rejuvenation procedures, which we can combine with a facelift for our Boston clients. Both the patient and plastic surgeon should thoroughly discuss the most appropriate method that is most beneficial for the patient.
What Do You Want To Achieve?
Be honest about the expectations you have for your results above all else. Your doctor will then explain what can be achieved, which mostly depends on the patient’s age. The photos below show what you can achieve with a facelift (and often a neck lift):
Procedures That Enhance Facelift Surgery
Facial surgery can focus on particular parts of the face like the nose (rhinoplasty), eyelids (blepharoplasty), and the forehead region (browplasty).
One of the widely popular complementary facelift surgery is rhinoplasty, also called a nose job. Plastic surgeons can opt to integrate this procedure on the condition that there is minimal risk, as this will obviously lengthen the operation. This technique is recommended for patients who want their noses to be less prominent or their nostrils narrower. An uneven nose bridge or crooked nose can be improved to make the patient’s nose less distinct. Generally, it is the patient’s preference on what they want to achieve, of course as long as it is approved by the plastic surgeon.
A blepharoplasty surgeon can combine this procedure with a facelift. The objective in doing the blepharoplasty is to remove the drooping, excess skin on the eyelid, a common occurrence amongst aging individuals. A person’s inherent physiological characteristics can also prematurely cause eyelid sagging when extremely exposed to the sun, making the person look old and worn out. Blepharoplasty and facelift complement each other: a facelift addresses the lines and creases around the mouth, nose, and jawline but cannot permanently get rid of drooping eyes as blepharoplasty can.
Lastly, most plastic surgeons consider browplasty as a facelift procedure even though it directly targets the forehead region. Facial expressions and the natural aging process cause the brow to develop wrinkles and sag. Browplasty reduces the creases, lines, and wrinkles to make the forehead even and lift the eyebrows to achieve a more fresh and youthful look.
Your Next Step
The options mentioned above are just some of the procedures commonly performed to complement facelift surgery. As for any other operation you are considering to enhance your look, always consult a licensed medical expert who can give you proper recommendations. You can request a consultation using our online form or call my office at (781) 237-7700 to schedule an appointment directly.