The Benefits of Combining Upper, Lower Eyelid Lift with Facelift

Posted on May 20, 2016 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars

More often than not, signs of aging affect more than one facial area at once. As you age, the skin on the upper eyelids may begin to droop, the dark circles underneath your eyes may become more apparent and the skin on the cheeks and chin begin to sag. Because of this, many patients choose to combine upper and lower eyelid lift with facelift. Portland plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald DeMars often recommends combining the three procedures for the following three reasons.

More Natural-Looking Results

Rejuvenating one facial area can make another problem area appear more prominent. For instance, eyelid lift can achieve brighter, younger-looking eyes but can also make lines and creases around the mouth or cheeks stand out. Likewise, a smoother jawline or neck may make puffy eyelids and dark under-eye circles more obvious. A combination procedure is a great way to address several problem areas and restore balance to the facial appearance.

“From an aesthetic standpoint, facial rejuvenation has a more natural appearance when all of the aging areas are rejuvenated equally,” says Dr. DeMars.

Faster Results

Undergoing eyelid lift and facelift separately means a longer wait time until you can see the complete results you want. This is because you must wait until your body has fully healed from the first procedure before undergoing the next. By combining procedures, you consolidate your recovery period and enjoy the benefits of a youthful appearance sooner.

Cost Effective

It’s always more cost effective when procedures are combined. A combination procedure means you only undergo surgery once, allowing you to avoid additional visits to your plastic surgeon’s office. By combining the procedures, you only pay the facility and anesthesia fees once.

In some cases, upper eyelid lift may be covered by health insurance plans, further minimizing your out-of-pocket expenses. Some health insurance plans may cover eyelid lift if drooping, sagging skin on the eyelids interferes with your vision or if heavy eyelid skin makes it difficult for you to open your eyes properly.

Your Consultation with Dr. DeMars

Are you still unsure whether a combination procedure is right for you? Not to worry. Dr. DeMars will sit down with you before surgery to discuss your personal aesthetic concerns and goals. To learn more about your facial rejuvenation options, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. DeMars. Please call his Portland office at (503) 253-3458.