When patients come in for a facelift consultation, they often have questions about other procedures that can further improve their results. A facelift tightens and lifts the lower portions of the face, but a single procedure can only accomplish so much. Patients concerned about their eyes, forehead, neck, or other facial regions may benefit from an additional treatment. Here are a few examples of the popular treatments that combine well with a facelift.
A brow lift (or forehead lift) tightens the skin on the forehead that may have begun to sag with age, causing a sad or angry look. Eyebrows can also begin to droop, and this procedure restores them to a more youthful position. Adding a brow lift can further improve the results of a facelift by targeting upper as well as lower parts of the face.
Thin, sagging skin of the throat is a telltale sign of aging, and wrinkles in the chin and neck can sometimes appear more obvious after a facelift. Fortunately, it is easy to add a neck lift for patients who have more skin and wrinkles in this area. If a receding chin is contributing to sagging skin in the neck, a chin augmentation can provide more support to the newly tightened skin and prevent future wrinkles.
Don’t be intimidated by the term blepharoplasty. This complicated-sounding procedure is actually a relatively simple removal of excess skin around the eyes. This surgery removes sagging skin from the upper eyelids, bags or puffy skin from the lower eyelids, or both. This creates a natural, well-rested appearance that will complement the fresh look of your facelift.
Over time, lips naturally lose volume. A facelift provides the perfect opportunity to try lip fillers, creating a plump and youthful appearance that can delay the creation of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Fillers are temporary, lasting from six months to a year, but we also offer permanent cheek implants.
Schedule a consultation to find out which procedures would be most effective for your desired results. Dr. Brian Heil can evaluate your facial structure and recommend which procedures would be best for your goals.