Old age can cause certain parts— or every part— of your skin and body to droop and sag. If you are noticing that the skin around your eyes, your forehead, and even your chin are starting to hang a bit lower than they once used to, you might have considered getting some sort of eye or facelift. But what is the real difference between these two procedures and how can you tell which one is right for you? Read on to learn more.
An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to treat either the upper or lower portion of your eyelid. As you age, you might notice that the appearance of circles around your eyes has become darkened, that the area between your lower eyelid and cheekbones are more hollowed out, or that you have extra skin that droops over the top of your eye, making it difficult to do basic things like apply eye makeup. If you have noticed any of those things, then you might be a great candidate for blepharoplasty.
During this surgical procedure, you will be under anesthesia and so you won’t remember a thing. Then, depending on whether you want a lower or upper eyelid lift, one of Twin City Plastic Surgery’s expert surgeons will make an incision either on the eyelid crease (upper eyelid lift) or on the lash line (lower eyelid lift) in order to remove an fat or skin that has built up.
Now that you are familiar with eyelid lifts, it’s important to know how they differ from a traditional facelift. Facelifts are used to lift the skin around your face including areas such as your forehead, cheeks, and chin. For instance, if you are noticing that your skin is starting to sag around your cheeks and forehead, then a facelift is likely the ideal option for you to choose from. By making incisions both at the top of the forehead and even by your ears, facelifts will give you a more youthful and supple looking appearance that you haven’t seen in years.
As you can see, there are distinct differences between eyelid lifts and facelifts. If you are interested in either one of these procedures or if you would simply like to learn more, contact Twin City Plastic Surgery today!