Should I add an upper blepharoplasty to my facelift?
Dr. Dean Kane Q & AQ. Should I add an upper blepharoplasty to my facelift? I’m getting a facelift and fat transfer to my face. I also want to get a blethaplasty on my upper eyelids. I am concerned that the doctor has too much to do and will cut corners on my facelift and muscle work. I trust the doctor but still have this fear. Is this a valid fear?
A. The idea of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical improvements generates a enlarging “wishlist” for many of my patients. Reason and safety must prevail.
If a blepharoplasty is indicated, the benefits of adding a blepharoplasty outweigh the risk and you trust your surgeon, I cannot anticipate any reason why you may hesitate to proceed. Your surgeon should add the additional time required to comfortably provide you the right care; and not rush one procedure to perform an additional one.
The obvious advantages include:
same recovery following a complementary procedure,
less expense performing it at the same time as your facelift,
minimal additional anesthesia, particularly if performed under sedation,
an added improvement in your appearance.
Other combinations have included:
1. upper and lower eyelid lift
2. brow lift
3. rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
4. injectible fillers to the cheeks, eyebrow, nose, chin
5. lipocontouring of non-surgically lifted areas
6. chemical peel or laser resurfacing.
I hope this has been helpful! I wish you well. « Previous PostNext Post »