Is An Eyelid Lift Part Of A Facelift?

Are you thinking of getting a facelift for overall facial rejuvenation?  If you’re like most people, you probably assume that a facelift targets the entire face, including the eye area.  But is an eyelid lift part of a facelift?

Is An Eyelid Lift Part of a Facelift?

An eyelid lift and a facelift are different procedures that focus on different areas of the face.   However, an eyelid lift may be done at the same time as a facelift to achieve optimal facial rejuvenation.  

A facelift is done to correct signs of aging in the mid to lower regions of the face.  It does not address aging of the eyes or forehead.   A facelift addresses sagging in the mid-face, deep wrinkles such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and jowls. 

An eyelid lift rejuvenates the eyes by fixing sagging upper eyelids and puffiness and excess skin below the eyes.   Droopy eyelids can make you look older or tired but an eyelid lift makes the eyes look alert and more youthful.  Patients may opt to have an upper eyelid lift, lower eyelid lift, or both. 

When Do You Need An Eyelid Lift With A Facelift?

Combining an eyelid lift with a facelift is a good option for people experiencing visible signs of aging in all facial areas.  Doing both procedures at the same time will ensure the most transformative and dramatic results. 

If you are interested in a facelift but you’re not sure if you also need an eyelid lift, it’s best to schedule a consultation with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.  The surgeon will assess the various aspects of your face and create a customized surgical plan based on your aesthetic goals. 

Would you like to learn more about a combined facelift and eyelid lift?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area. 

If you are in the greater New York metro area, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo for a consultation.  Dr. Vitolo has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, NY.  

You can reach Dr. Vitolo at, or by calling (877) 351-3069.

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