Is Combining Facial Surgical Procedures a Good Idea?
As we grow older, our skin and muscles begin to sag and grow lax. Many men and women struggle with these common aging issues across multiple areas of the face. Hollow cheeks, drooping eyelids, and deep wrinkles may seem overwhelming. However, there is a solution to correcting these problems: combining facial surgical procedures.
Many facelift patients at our plastic surgery practice in Baton Rouge want to know more about boosting their rejuvenation results. If you have problem spots scattered across different areas of the face, you may want to consider enhancing your facelift results with other treatments.
Different Concerns, Different Solutions
The signs of a good facelift candidate are usually fairly straightforward. If you have loose, wrinkled skin and sagging jowls, you will benefit from the procedure. But these problems don’t happen in a vacuum, and many patients experience other issues at the same time. Sagging jowls are often accompanied by drooping eyelids, and skin can wrinkle on both the cheeks and the forehead.
A facelift, brow lift, and eyelid surgery are often used together to correct multiple areas at once. Contouring the jawline, smoothing the forehead, and opening up the eyes can instantly transform your appearance.
Safety of Combining Procedures
Some patients worry that combining procedures may put too much stress on the body. However, as long as you’re in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, there is little reason to worry. A good starting rule when combining procedures is to limit the treatment area to a single area. When you’re already treating the face during a facelift procedure, it is easier for your surgical team to also correct the eyelids.
But remember: If you’re considering combining procedures, be sure to find a board-certified plastic surgeon. Board-certified surgeons have undergone years of extensive training and are the best prepared to handle your surgical needs safely.
Benefits of Different Treatments
The benefits of combining different treatments are more than just cosmetic. There are real, tangible perks to undergoing more than one plastic surgery procedure at once.
- Saving time: When you pair treatments together, you spend less time in the office. Instead of booking separate consultations, procedures, and follow-up appointments, you streamline the process. You also have only one recovery period, minimizing your time away from work.
- Saving money: The price of plastic surgery is often affected by behind-the-scenes details, such as the cost of anesthesia or an operating room fee. When you undergo multiple procedures at once, these extra costs don’t stack up, and you potentially save money on treatment.
- Seeing comprehensive results: Combining procedures into one operation can help you achieve your desired look more quickly. Your results are more dramatic, and you can transform your entire look in a much shorter time frame.
In the end, choosing to undergo one plastic surgery procedure (or more) is a very personal decision. But if you have ever dreamed about rejuvenating multiple areas of your face, our experienced team is here to help you achieve your rejuvenation goals.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real patient results. If you would like to learn more about facelift options at our plastic surgery practice in Baton Rouge, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice office by phone at (225) 399-0001.