Eyelid Surgery vs. Facelift

Eyelid surgery

Every single person ages differently. There are some people who begin to show the signs of aging in their mid-thirties. Others do not show the signs of aging until they are in their forties or fifties. Aging affects people’s faces in different ways. Some develop wrinkles, some lose facial volume, some have sagging skin and others have a combination of the three conditions. For this reason, there are many different procedures that people can use to reduce the appearance of aging. One procedure may work best for one individual, while another procedure may work best for others.

A very popular anti-aging surgical procedure is a facelift. A facelift is designed to address the sagging that takes place in the middle of your face. It will address any creases below your lower eyelids, along the sides of your nose, as well as loss of facial volume. If a person has developed jowls or has loose skin underneath their neck, a facelift can fix this.

A good facelift is not designed to change a person’s appearance, but it is designed to make them look younger and more refreshed. When a facelift is done in a proper way, others will notice that you look better, but they will not notice that you’ve had work done. The goal is to restore the youthful contours of your face.

Many times patients will opt to have a facelift in conjunction with an eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper, lower or both eyelids. People will have eyelid surgery done to improve the way their face appears or because their heavy eyelids are causing them functional problems, making it difficult for them to see.

Eyelid surgery can help to remove loose or sagging skin that distorts the natural contour of your eyelids. You may have developed fatty deposits on your eyelids, which make your eyes look puffy. This can also be reversed by eyelid surgery. If you have heavy bags on your eyes or if your eyelids droop so low that the whites of your eyes that are underneath your iris are visible, eyelid surgery can correct this as well.

Again, eyelid surgery is not designed to change your appearance. You are going to be you. The only difference is that you are going to look more refreshed and vibrant.

Some people have asked if it is preferable to have a facelift or an eyelid surgery. The truth is that it is going to depend on what issues you are having with your appearance. If the only problem you have is bags under your eyes and heavy eyelids that make you look tired or make you look older than you really are, then eyelid surgery may be all you need. If the only condition you have is that you have hanging jowls and the midsection of your face is sagging, then a facelift may be all you need.

Everyone ages differently. Modern cosmetic procedures make it possible for you to minimize the appearance of aging on your face. To determine which procedure is best for you, make an appointment at the office of Dr. Steven Warnock, MD in Draper, Utah. We also serve the Salt Lake City area. Contact us today to book your consultation to learn more.