Procedures to Complement Your Facelift Results

A facelift won’t stop the aging process, but it can give your appearance a reset. By tightening facial muscles and smoothing the skin, a facelift, or rhytidectomy, can take years off your look. The results are dramatic, but as impressive as they are, can be improved. Pairing your facelift with complementary procedures, either at the time of your surgery or later on, can enhance and extend the results from this facial cosmetic procedure.  What accompaniments do we recommend for patients considering facelift surgery in Charlotte, NC? Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons for personalized recommendations about surgery, good complementary procedures, or enhancing the results of a prior facelift.  The following procedures are some of our most commonly recommended procedures to complement a facelift. 

Injectable Cosmetic Treatments Including Botox and Dermal Fillers

Botox and injectable fillers are some of our most requested treatments at H/K/B. It’s really no surprise to us why these treatments are so popular. Injectable treatments are quick, usually 30 minutes or less, in and out the door. They also allow patients to return to daily life quickly, usually with no required downtime.  Fillers and Botox can treat the areas that a facelift does not, without the need for additional surgery. A facelift targets aging in the mid to lower face. Injectable treatments can smooth wrinkles around the eyes, relax creases on the brows, and restore facial volume.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a rejuvenating facial cosmetic surgery for the eyelids. It is performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This treatment is ideal for smoothing bags under the eyes or lifting sagging eyelids out of the eyes.  When a patient needs both a rhytidectomy and an eyelid lift, we can usually pair the procedures together and perform them on the same day. This way patients can recover from both at the same time, reducing both physical and social downtime after surgery. 

Brow Lift

After a facelift, the lower face looks dramatically younger. For many patients, this translates to an overall improvement in appearance. However, if you have substantial aging in the brow area, a facelift alone may not be enough. A brow lift is the perfect complement to your rhytidectomy because it enhances the uppermost third of the face, while a facelift targets the lower two-thirds.  Typically, we perform an endoscopic brow lift, using a minimally invasive technique. Our brow lift leaves virtually no additional scarring, and complements other facial surgeries beautifully. 

Laser Rejuvenation

Loosening muscle and excess skin aren’t the only changes a face undergoes during the aging process. The quality of your skin declines too. Age spots, fine lines, and thinning skin are some of the biggest skin-related changes during the aging process. A facelift tightens skin and musculature. Our laser treatments improve the appearance and quality of the skin itself. Beautiful skin means better facelift results.  Our laser devices are some of the best available in the industry. We have many options and treatments to choose from. Your surgeon will help you select an appropriate laser treatment to complement your facial plastic surgery results.  Complementary surgical procedures are often performed concurrently. For non-surgical injectables, laser treatments, and chemical peels, ask your surgeon for timing recommendations. It is important that you’re fully healed before receiving additional cosmetic treatments. We often recommend that patients return to H/K/B for skincare advice and cosmetic treatments after facelift surgery. Our non-surgical cosmetic treatments can improve your skin, ensuring that your results last as long as possible.  Make the most of your facelift by pairing it with other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments as needed. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will guide you through the entire process, recommending appropriate accompaniments to your surgery if appropriate. Call us at 704-659-9000 to start the rejuvenation process by scheduling a consultation at H/K/B.

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