When patients explore facelift surgery, it is often because they want to address signs of aging on the middle and lower parts of their face, such as loose skin around their cheeks, jowling, and deep marionette lines. However, there are additional signs of aging on the face that a facelift does not address, such as under-eye bags, sagging skin around the orbitals, and creases in the upper or lower eyelids that make you appear older, sad, or tired. When your concerns include both the upper and lower areas of the face, we usually recommend combining your facelift with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) for total facial rejuvenation. Learn why performing both procedures during the same surgery can be a win-win.

Enhanced Facial Rejuvenation and Harmony

Many times, we see patients who decide to get a facelift to tackle sagging cheeks and deep lines around their mouth. Afterwards, they are happy with their younger and rejuvenated face. However, unfortunately, aging does not only happen in the middle and lower face. Often, people will notice that their eyes have aged and appear droopy and hooded. This is where combining a facelift with eyelid surgery becomes a game-changer.

A facelift is great for lifting and tightening the lower and middle part of your face, but it doesn’t address the upper areas like your eyes. While a facelift can address sagging skin, jowls, and deep folds around the mouth, adding an additional procedure such as eyelid surgery can simultaneously rejuvenate the eyes by removing excess skin and fat, reducing bags, and smoothing out wrinkles. Each procedure has synergistic benefits that complement the other, leading to a more harmonious and balanced facial appearance. Together, these procedures can take years off your face, giving you a fresher, more youthful look.

Cost Savings

Getting surgery such as a facelift or blepharoplasty can be a significant investment. The price of two separate surgeries can really add up. The cost of two procedures as well as the anesthesia and the facility fees can become quite significant. When you combine a facelift with eyelid surgery, you only have to pay for the anesthesia and facility once. This saves you a good amount of money (perhaps even money that you can put into a nice vacation post-recovery). This cost efficiency makes doing the procedures together an attractive option for many patients looking to maximize their investment in their appearance.

Additionally, the logistical aspects of surgery can also become more streamlined when you schedule both procedures to be done on the same date. Instead of coordinating multiple pre-op appointments, surgical dates, and follow-up visits for each procedure, you consolidate these into a single timeline and avoid doubling the trips. This will make the process much more efficient and save you a lot of time—and well, time is money, right?


Another significant advantage of combining these surgeries is the efficient use of downtime. After a facelift or blepharoplasty, you will need time to recover from each and therefore, will need to plan a break from your daily activities. Recovering from one comprehensive surgery rather than two separate ones means you only need to go through the healing process once. Additionally, since you’re healing from the procedures simultaneously, you’re significantly reducing your overall downtime. This approach is particularly beneficial for patients with busy schedules, as it minimizes the time you need to take off work or other social engagements.

Are you considering a facelift? Do you also want to improve the appearance of your eyes? Dr. Konstantin and his team would love to meet with you and help you decide if a facelift and blepharoplasty are right for you. Please contact us via our consultation form or call us at 212-380-3634.

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