Can I have Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Conjunction with Other Surgeries?


When patients ask about the results of cosmetic eyelid surgery, a small minority are disappointed with the effect that the surgery will have as they were hoping for a more drastic change. If you are looking for a procedure that will not only make your eyes look healthier and younger but change the appearance of other parts of your face, you can have a surgery to do so in conjunction with blepharoplasty.

Brow lift

A brow lift is a common procedure that is carried out at the same time as blepharoplasty. It aims to reduce the drooping eyelids as well as decrease age wrinkles and tightens the forehead. The surgery involves making a few incisions behind your hairline so that the forehead skin can be lifted to make it more taut. Sometimes the muscles and fat are repositioned in this area.

Face-lift

Another procedure that is carried out with cosmetic eyelid surgery is a face-lift whose medical term is Rhytidectomy. This is a more drastic surgery and involves changes the tightness and positioning of the skin over the face. Incisions are made along the hairline like a brow lift but then excess fat or skin may be extracted and repositioned. There are a number of different ways to perform this procedure but this is the general principle.

It is important to remember that if you decide to elect for a conjunctive surgery, your healing time will increase. The surgeries described above are more drastic and will need longer to heal so work may be affected. It will also be more painful, due to the fact that you have undergone surgery on more than one area. Swelling will take longer to go down and you won't be able to fully see the results until you have completely healed which will be a matter of months.

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