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3 Reasons to Choose a Comprehensive Facelift

Posted December 06, 2022 in Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Rejuvenation

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There is often confusion regarding what facelift surgery can achieve, or rather, where it can achieve results. While this misconception certainly doesn’t diminish the stunning anti-aging transformations offered with this plastic surgery, the truth is that a facelift only addresses cosmetic concerns in the low and midface (from the cheeks to the jawline). 

Beautiful woman smiling while she touches the sides of her face

Because of this, many patients combine other plastic surgery procedures into a comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment to achieve a more complete and dramatic improvement to their entire face. 

Below, we will explore some of the different cosmetic surgery procedures you can add to your facelift and three of the most compelling reasons why you may want to consider choosing a comprehensive facelift procedure.

What Procedures Can Be Included in Your Comprehensive Facial Treatment?

In 2020, facelift surgery was the third most performed cosmetic surgical procedure

Infographic showing the types of facial surgeries available.

With a facelift, age-related concerns in the midface and lower face (including wrinkles and sagging skin) are corrected to leave you with smoother, more youthful skin. 

Because age-related skin concerns on the face are not limited to these areas, additional plastic surgery procedures can be performed to address the neck and upper face (the area around the eyes and forehead). With this in mind, a comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment may include:

  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty): This procedure addresses concerns on the upper and/or lower eyelids (including wrinkles and puffiness) and bags under the eyes.
  • Brow lift surgery (forehead lift): This procedure helps eliminate sagging skin in the eyebrows while minimizing wrinkles and skin creases that may appear on the forehead.
  • Neck lift surgery: This procedure helps remove wrinkles and excess skin on the neck.

Why Should You Consider A Comprehensive Facelift?

1. Correct Concerns Around the Eyes

Blepharoplasty can help to correct droopy eyelids, puffiness, and bags above and below the eyes. Additionally, brow lift surgery can remove wrinkles across the forehead and sagging skin around the eyebrows, which often make men and women look angrier, older, and tired. 

These procedures are effective in helping you achieve a more youthful appearance. This fact is important since having facelift surgery alone can create an imbalanced appearance. This is often compared to mowing only half your yard. By only having a facelift, the lower and middle areas of your face will look rejuvenated, while the upper part of the face looks untouched.

2. Smooth the Neck

For many men and women, the neck is one of the primary areas of the face that show the effects of age. 

Whether it be the presence of jowls, neck banding, or the dreaded “turkey neck,” neck lift surgery can smooth the neck and give you a more contoured and defined aesthetic that can help you look and feel younger than you have in years. And by adding a neck lift to other facial procedures, you can achieve that complete facial rejuvenation that can help you feel comfortable and confident with how you look!

3. Save Money and Recovery Time

While the aesthetic benefits of a comprehensive facelift are the most important aspect of choosing this combination procedure, there are other practical benefits to combining facial procedures. 

Undergoing combination procedures is not only more cost-effective than having separate surgical procedures performed at different times, but it also limits your recovery time (as opposed to having separate recoveries). 

When you have your procedures performed simultaneously, you only pay once for various fees (including surgeon’s fees, facility fees, and anesthesia). Additionally, you will be recovering from the various procedures at the same time. 

So, by combining facelift surgery with other facial procedures, you can achieve a more complete and balanced facial appearance and save money and time in the long run. 

Interested in Learning More About Facial Procedures in Miami?

If you are interested in learning more about how a comprehensive facelift procedure can help you in Miami, Florida, please give us a call at (305) 960-7511 or fill out our online contact form. You can also learn more about our non-surgical options, including EMFACE®.


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