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Facelift and Eyelid Surgery

What’s the Difference Between A Facelift and Eyelid Surgery?

It is part of the natural aging process for the muscles in our face to lose elasticity. When combined with gravity, smoking, genetics and the sun’s damaging UV rays, the face is often left with saggy skin and wrinkles around the mouth, nose, eyes, and forehead. While there is no magical way to completely turn back time, a facelift or eyelid surgery can turn back the clock more effectively than any other options.

For many people, their eyes are one of the first features to show the signs of aging. This is because the skin above and beneath the eye is very thin compared to other skin on the face. Many people may think a facelift will fix these aging issues. However, a facelift doesn’t fix the eyes. For aging issues pertaining to the eyes, eyelid surgery also called an eye lift or blepharoplasty would be more fitting.

facelift targets the lower and midface regions to correct signs of aging. This includes the jawline, sagging skin on the neck, and loss of volume in cheeks. Facelift surgery tightens the underlying muscles and removes excess skin to give a more youthful appearance.

Eyelid surgery focuses on the eyes. This procedure can be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both to fix sagging skin and excess fatty tissue that give your eyes a drooping, aged, or tired appearance. When performed on the upper eyelid, excess skin and fat are removed to open up the eyes. When performed on the lower eyelids, the excess fat deposits that give you the look of “puffy bags” are removed to provide a fresh and awake appearance.

Finding a plastic surgeon you can trust is incredibly important. At Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists, we have the experience, knowledge, and skills to correctly evaluate your situation and give you the surgery you need to achieve the youthful and natural look you are going for. Schedule a consultation by calling our office or fill out an online form.