Double The Fun: If You Scheduled A Facelift, Consider Adding Another Cosmetic Procedure

Aging is a part of life, but you do not need to let the negative effects of it bring down your appearance. Facelifts can dramatically improve your appearance, but you can see even more rejuvenation if you undergo another cosmetic procedure during your facelift.

What Does a Simple Facelift Do?

A "facelift" is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and tightening of loose or sagging skin. Men and women alike use facelifts--also called rhytidectomies--to restore a youthful appearance to an aging face.

During a traditional facelift, a cosmetic surgeon will begin an incision in front of the patient's ear and extend it around the ear and up the patient's hairline. Then, the plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin. As a result, wrinkles disappear, facial tissue appears more supple, and sagging is reduced. A facelift can take an amazing six to eight years off of a person's face!

But Wait, There's More!

Facelifts have a proven track record of improving the appearance of your face. The procedure takes about two to five hours and is performed with the patient (you) under anesthesia. Moderate intravenous sedation is the most common kind of anesthesia used in facelift procedures. This kind of anesthesia puts you to sleep so you do not feel pain during the surgery, but does not result in the lingering side effects that deeper sedation involves.

Cosmetic surgeons use this kind of sedation--also known as "twilight sedation"--for other cosmetic procedures. If you are getting a facelift, consider adding another cosmetic procedure. An additional cosmetic procedure will not only enhance the results of your plastic surgery, but also save you the time and money of undergoing anesthesia in the future, should you decide to have another procedure.

What Kinds of Cosmetic Procedures Enhance a Facelift?

A facelift will really only address the lower two-thirds of your face. You can extend the youthful benefits beyond the region addressed by plastic surgery with a brow lift,

  • Brow Lift: If you undergo a brow lift at the same time as your facelift, you will see youthful improvements in the upper portion of your face, too. A brow lift will smooth out not only your forehead wrinkles but also creases in between your eyes and on your nose.
  • Rhinoplasty: Better known as a nose job or nose reshaping, a rhinoplasty changes the shape or size of your nose. This procedure can bring symmetry to your face, which will improve your appearance even more than just a facelift alone.
  • Cheek Lift: A cheek lift will tighten the skin of your mid-facial region. This procedure fixes sagging in your cheeks that, when ignored during a traditional facelift, can appear out of place.

Everyone ages differently, and you are no different. If you are planning a facelift, talk to your cosmetic surgeon about other potential procedures that can improve your overall facial appearance. For more information, speak with experts like