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Eyelifts vs. Facelifts: Which Is Right for Me?

Eyelift vs. Facelift

Eyelifts vs. Facelifts: Which Is Right for Me?

While it’s fantastic to have so many cosmetic procedures available nowadays, it might be a little confusing to have to choose between all of them. Although something like facial rejuvenation shouldn’t really be that cut-and-dry, it’s important to take your time and explore your options. While you and your surgeon should ultimately have this discussion, we might be able to point you in the right direction with this handy guide on whether an eyelift, or a facelift is right for you.

If You Have:

  • Sagging, droopy eyelids that might even obstruct your sight
  • Eyes that look tired or sad all the time

Then You Can Benefit From: An Upper Eyelid Lift An eyelift is a way to rejuvenate sagging, droopy eyelids that make someone look too old or tired all the time. As we age, skin, connective tissue, and muscle begins to loosen, making our lids droop. This droop leads to a shift in fat behind the eyelids, leading to puffy, always-tired-looking lids. Using an incision hidden along the natural crease of your eye, your surgeon can tighten those lids and remove excess fat, instantly brightening your look.

If You Have:

  • Wrinkles and loose skin in the middle of the face
  • Deep creases and wrinkles near the eyes
  • Gaunt features

Then You Can Benefit From: A Facelift The parts of our faces hit hardest by aging are often the middle of the face, like sagging skin that leads to tons of wrinkles, and hollow cheeks or deep creases by the eyes, nose, and mouth. By lifting and tightening the face, a facelift can rejuvenate those parts by reversing the effects of gravity.

If You Have:

  • Jowls and sagging skin in the jaw and upper neck
  • Deep lines from the nose to the corner of your mouth (nasolabial folds)

Then You Can Benefit From: a Facelift The skin around our neck is especially thin and delicate, make it vulnerable to sagging and wrinkling once aging starts to take effect. Since it tightens the skin from the middle of the face to the upper neck, a facelift would be perfect for someone who wants to restore a sharper jawline and smoother neck.

If You Have:

  • Puffy lower eyelids

Then You Can Benefit From: An Eye lift Sometimes, aging can lead to the accumulation of fat underneath the eyes, which can make you look perpetually tired and exhausted. With an eyelid lift, your surgeon can make an inconspicuous incision by the eyelashes or inside the eyelid to take out excess fat.

Now that you know a little bit more about which one might be right for you, it’s time to find out for yourself. Contact Advanced Plastic Surgery now, for a consultation on the eye lift and the facelift.

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