Posted August 16, 2021 in Facial Rejuvenation
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States have facial plastic surgery, with a sizable portion of those patients undergoing multiple surgeries at once. Combining procedures is popular because it helps to cut down on costs, while also allowing the recovery periods to run concurrently. In this blog, Dr. Scott Green, a prominent, board certified plastic surgeon, shares some of the most common facial procedures he has performed for patients in a single operation.
Facelift and Brow Lift
Facelift surgery specifically addresses wrinkles and lax skin on the lower portion of the face, whereas brow lift is intended to improve = loose skin and lines above the eyes. While some patients have one area or the other that they feel is most in need of improvement, other patients will choose to undergo both procedures to simultaneously rejuvenate the upper and lower halves of the face. By combining facelift and browlift, a plastic surgeon can more uniformly take approximately 10 years off the appearance of the entire face.
Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation
The nose and the chin are the two parts of the face that most protrude frontward. Patients who are looking to add definition to their face will often want to alter the outward projection on either the nose or chin — oftentimes both. Those who are most concerned with keeping a sense of proportion on their faces will sometimes speak to their surgeons about having rhinoplasty and chin augmentation in tandem to achieve a harmonious balance.
Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty, a procedure that addresses the loose skin immediately surrounding the eyes, is divided into two categories: upper and lower. Upper blepharoplasty removes some of the excess skin and fat above the eyes that causes the upper eyelids to droop. Drooping eyelids can make a person look older and puffier. Lower blepharoplasty removes excess skin and redistributes accumulated fat just beneath the lower eyelashes to improve wrinkles and dark bags that make a person look tired. While many people will choose either upper or lower eyelid surgery to address a specific problem area, a good number of patients will choose to have both performed at once. This combination more completely rejuvenates the eyes.
Discuss Facial Surgeries with Dr. Green
If you have been considering multiple facial plastic surgeries, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green at (916) 929-1833. After listening to your aesthetic goals and examining your face, he will be able to offer his professional opinion on which procedures you are a good candidate for, as well as whether you could benefit from combining procedures.