Beauty for Life: Facelift and Eyelid Surgery

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. A facelift could improve the following:

  • Sagging in the midface
  • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
  • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
  • Fat that has fallen or is displaced
  • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin

Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.

What facelifts won’t do:

As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging processDepending on the degree of change you’d like to see, your rhytidectomy surgery choices include a traditional facelift, limited incision facelift or a neck lift.

A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck. Underlying tissue is repositioned, commonly the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted.

Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.

Traditional Facelift: Before and After

An alternative to a traditional facelift uses shorter incisions at the temples, continuing around the ear and possibly within the lower eyelids or under the upper lip.

Limited Incision: Before and After

Sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin may be corrected with a neck lift.

Neck Lift: Before and After

The neck lift incision often begins in front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear ending in the lower scalp.

An eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert. Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye)
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Is it right for me?

Eyelid surgery is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Good candidates are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for blehpharoplasty
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions

Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and /or removal of excess skin.

 

 

 

Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed.

A transconjunctival incision, one hidden inside the lower eyelid, is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat.

For further information about Facelift or Eyelid Surgery, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or call our office at (212)472-8700 to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Monasebian today.

Dr. Monasebian and Park Avenue Plastic Surgery are committed to performing the highest quality care, which is why our office based surgical office is accredited by the Joint Commission. We also provide all aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures of the face, breast and body including: FaceliftForehead Lift and BrowliftBlepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)Rhinoplasty (Surgery of the Nose),Genioplasty (Surgery of the Chin)Lip Enhancement and Jaw ImplantsCheek Dimples and Chin CleftsNeck and Facial LiposuctionRemoval of Skin Cancer and Skin LesionsTreatment of Facial Lacerations and Facial FracturesScar RevisionCosmetic Revision of Previous Facial SurgeryCorrective Jaw (Orthognathic) SurgeryFacial NeurosurgeryFacial ReconstructionBurns and Burn ReconstructionCleft Lip and Cleft PalateSilicone and Saline Breast Implant AugmentationBreast LiftBreast ReductionMale Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)Breast ReconstructionAbdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)Liposuction and LiposculptureBrachioplasty (Arm Lift)Buttock and Thigh LiftVaginal Rejuvenation and LabiaplastyBody Lifting and Contouring after weight loss and gastric bypass surgery, and Tattoo Removal.  Non-surgical skin and laser procedures provided at Park Avenue Plastic Surgery include: BOTOX® and Juvéderm® InjectionsChemical Peeling and Dermabrasion,Dermasweep MicrodermabrasionLaser Hair RemovalLaser Skin Care and Mole RemovalSkin Resurfacing and Skin RetoningFace and Body Spider Vein RemovalSurgical Hair Restoration, and the Dermapen Microneedle Treatment.

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