12 Feb Make Your Facelift Results Even Better with These Additions
You may have read about celebrities like Tamra Judge getting a “lower face lift,” but in actuality every facelift is a lower face lift. It’s one of the common misconceptions Dr. Sudeep Roy at Refined MD often addresses. A facelift only addresses the lower half of the face and the neck, so technically a facelift is both a lower facelift and neck lift (in rare cases a neck lift can be a standalone procedure). Facelifts work by removing excess skin and tissue from the cheeks down to the neck, with incisions hidden in the natural folds of the ear.
A facelift can address lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and skin laxity. However, a facelift will not help with sagging and wrinkles around the eyes or the brow. Any type of “lift” will also not address some issues with the skin such as age spots, hyperpigmentation, or acne scarring. Fortunately, Refined MD is home to not only the highly skilled facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roy, but also qualified estheticians that can help you customize your treatment plan to achieve the results you want and deserve.
Eye Lifts and Brow Lifts Make the Treatment Complete
Facial skin does not age evenly. Maybe you’ve noticed sagging skin in the jowls, marionette lines at the mouth, or perhaps you’ve been struggling with that “turkey waddle” when you see photos of yourself in profile. These are some of the most common reasons patients seek out a facelift, and a facelift can certainly make the lower face and neck taut and youthful-looking. But what about the top half of the face?
The eyes are usually the first place on the face to show signs of aging. The skin here is thin, delicate, and regularly exposed to dangerous UV rays. Plus, with all the smiling and squinting, this skin is routinely stretched and scrunched, so it’s no wonder it ages quicker than other parts of the face. It’s very common to combine an upper eyelid lift, lower eyelid lift, or both with a facelift for a more complete rejuvenation approach. Eyelid surgery is the most minimal facial plastic surgery there is, with tiny incisions that heal quickly.
A brow lift, whether endoscopic or lateral, can fully complete your facelift journey. Brow lifts address the forehead area as well as the upper eyelid area. Some patients may benefit from both an upper eyelid lift and brow lift, while others may be able to achieve the results they want strictly with a lateral brow lift—it all depends on your skin and your goals. Brow lifts remove excess skin and tissue that cause the brow area to be heavy.
Add-ons to Maximize Your Facelift
There are also a number of non-surgical options available to take your facelift to the next level while ensuring it still looks natural. For example, dermal fillers are commonly injected along with a facelift. Saggy skin and wrinkles are just one sign of aging. Lack of volume in key areas, such as the cheeks, below the eyes, and lips, are another tell-tale sign. Dermal fillers restore that lost volume, or give you the volume you always wanted.
Removing skin imperfections, from hyperpigmentation to scarring, can be achieved with HALO light therapy or broadband light (BBL) treatments. These options can make your skin look clearer, brighter, and more youthful. There’s also microneedling to encourage your body to naturally produce more collagen, or a chemical peel to remove the top layer of skin and reveal clearer, glowing skin that’s hidden below the surface.
Keep in mind that a facelift can make you look years younger and help your confidence soar, but it only addresses the lower half of the face and does not help with many skin imperfections. That’s why a personalized treatment plan is critical for any patient who wants the absolute best results.
There’s no single plan that is best for every patient, and your journey begins with a consultation. Esthetic consultations are always complimentary at Refined MD, so you can learn about all of your options to improve skin appearance in conjunction with a facelift or other facial surgery. Call Refined MD today at (408) 688-2082 and get on the fast track to the skin you deserve.