The face and eyes are two parts of our bodies that are most significantly affected by the aging process.
In our youth, the structural integrity of our skin is tight and uncompromised, meaning our skin snaps back into place. It is also smooth, rigid, and free of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging patches.
With time, and as we age, our bodies naturally change, and the rate at which we produce proteins such as collagen, elastin, and keratin slows down.
This leads to our skin gradually losing its youthful snap and revealing wrinkles, fine lines, sunken facial features, droopy eyelids, and bags under our eyes.
While the early stages of these physical changes are effectively treated and even prevented with minimally invasive procedures such as dermal fillers and Skinpen microneedling, many patients find that they desire a more permanent and comprehensive solution to facial aging.
What Does a Facelift Do?
The facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S., with over 130,000 facelifts performed each year.
By precisely removing facial skin in strategic locations, generally around the hairline and behind the ears, expert plastic surgeons can give patients a youthful, revitalized appearance by smoothing out facial wrinkles and fine lines with a facelift.
A facelift also helps redefine the features of the face, in particular the jawline and cheekbones.
However, a facelift isn’t able to treat the eyelids, as the eyes’ skin moves independently from the skin of the rest of the face.
What Does Eyelid Surgery Do?
Many people with bags under their eyes and droopy eyelids often put these physical traits down to being poorly rested. While a good night’s sleep will certainly help with tired eyes, in many cases, slack, tired eyes are the inevitable result of the aging process.
Eyelid surgery principles are similar to a facelift – to precisely remove excess skin and reposition underlying tissues so that the remaining skin is smooth, youthful, and vibrant.
Eyelid surgery provides an alert, enthusiastic appearance while also eliminating under-eye bags.
Combining a Facelift and Eyelid Surgery in Boca Raton, FL
Many patients who seek a facelift are seeking a generally more youthful appearance.
The eyes play a huge role in how others perceive us as individuals, which is why patients wishing to look and feel more youthful and energetic will significantly benefit from combining their facelift with eyelid surgery. Getting the two procedures done at the same appointment is convenient, in that patients only need one visit to the surgeon and only one block of down-time.