What’s Included with a Facelift?

Included with a Facelift | RefinedMD, Los Gatos + San Jose

What’s Included with a Facelift?

Although a “facelift” in San Jose is a well-known procedure, a lot of people aren’t exactly sure what it entails. That’s why Dr. Sudeep Roy at RefinedMD works closely with every patient to help them understand their exact desires and goals before creating a customized plan. A lot of people are surprised to learn that a facelift almost always includes a necklift—but a facelift does not include a forehead lift. You don’t often think of the “neck” as necessarily part of the face, but that’s how it works in the world of cosmetic surgery.

Treating Trouble Areas

In fact, a traditional facelift doesn’t affect any part of the face above the cheek area. If you want to address sagging in the midface, lower face, and neck (but nowhere else), then a facelift is for you. In very rare cases, a patient might be best suited for solely a necklift. However, for most people, if they notice sagging or excess skin around the neck and below the chin, there’s a good chance they also have signs of aging in the face.

If you also want to address bags under the eyes, wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), or sagging eyelids, a lower or upper eyelid surgery may be for you. Also known as blepharoplasty, the lower and upper eyelids are two different procedures. However, some patients benefit from both. Lower eyelid surgery is always considered cosmetic, but in some cases an upper eyelid surgery may be covered by insurance if sagging eyelids interfere with your vision. Many patients add eyelid surgery to their facelift.

Some patients also want to address sagging of the forehead or brow area, and may benefit from one of two different types of “brow lifts.” Sometimes a brow lift is a great addition to a facelift, but other times what patients really want is just a browlift. This is why a consultation is so important.

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When it comes to facelifts, there are a lot of considerations. There are even different types of facelifts. The traditional facelift (or “full facelift”) is popular, but there is also a “mini facelift” which uses smaller incisions. This is a lot of information, but don’t worry. You’ll learn the lingo at your consultation. Schedule yours today by connecting with Dr. Roy at RefinedMD.