5 Reasons to Combine a Mini Facelift and Blepharoplasty | Malena M. Amato M.D.


5 Reasons to Combine a Mini Facelift and Blepharoplasty

The term facelift can often be misleading. Although the name may imply it, facelift surgery does not address every region of the face. Instead, this anti-aging surgery only treats skin laxity and signs of aging in the middle and lower regions of the face (including the jawline and neck). Regardless, facelift surgery only continues to grow in popularity as adults of all ages realize they can combine it with other facial enhancement procedure such as eyelid surgery to achieve a more rejuvenated and cohesive look.


At Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Malena M. Amato offers both a mini facelift and upper and lower blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, to her patients in the Austin, TX area for more balanced results.


Here are five benefits of combining these procedures:

1. Achieve Full Facial Rejuvenation

Many facial plastic surgery patients opt to combine their blepharoplasty procedure with a facelift to address the mid-to-lower portion of the face and neck, in addition to the upper and lower portions of the eyelids. Combining eyelid surgery with a facelift allows you to address multiple signs of aging—at both the upper and lower half of the face—for a full facial transformation.

2. More Symmetrical Results

Addressing concerns on both the upper and lower portions of the face at one time can help improve your facial symmetry, delivering natural, aesthetically pleasing results. Instead of simply minimizing sagging skin and reducing excess fat around the upper and lower eyelids, you can also rejuvenate the mid and lower portions of your face and neck for a more refreshed aesthetic.

3. Only One Recovery Period

Having multiple procedures means having multiple recovery times. Conversely, having multiple surgical procedures at one time means only going through a single recovery period. Not to mention, this means less downtime away from your day-to-day life and responsibilities. This way, you can return to your life and return to work and activities with all of your areas of concern addressed at once rather than having to wait to have a second surgery at another time.

4. Reduce the Cost

Combining your facelift with eyelid surgery will also help save on certain surgical costs. By having multiple facial plastic surgery procedures performed at one time, you can save significantly on anesthesia and surgical costs, because they are only needed once as opposed to multiple times in the future.

5. Faster Results

Having both cosmetic procedures done simultaneously ensures that you achieve the results you want faster. Waiting until you’ve fully healed from your first surgery can take up to six to eight weeks before you can undergo another surgery. By having them done concurrently, you get to experience outstanding anti-aging results without the long wait.

Ask Your Surgeon About Combining Your Facelift with A Blepharoplasty

A facelift or eyelid surgery can dramatically reduce signs of aging while preserving your natural and unique appearance. To learn more, contact board-certified oculoplastic and facial surgeon Dr. Malena M. Amato by calling (512) 501-1010 or by filling out our contact form today.