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Can You Get Both Facelift & Brow Lift?

Facial rejuvenation is a catch-all term for various medical and cosmetic treatments that aim to restore a youthful appearance to the face. With that said, a variety of different restorative procedures can be performed on the face, and each one addresses different cosmetic concerns.

Two of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures are facelifts and brow lifts. But what if you are interested in getting both procedures done at once? Is that even possible? Let’s take a closer look.

What is the Difference Between a Facelift and Brow Lift?

An aging face is characterized by several different signs, including wrinkles, fine lines, drooping skin, and sagging. Technology and medical advancements have made it possible for surgeons to address these concerns with two different procedures: facelifts and brow lifts.

The difference lies in the specific areas that are targeted. A facelift concentrates on the lower two-thirds of the face, while a brow lift addresses the upper third. In addition, a brow lift can also improve hooding of the eyelids. By comparison, a facelift cannot address this cosmetic concern.

What Do Facelift and Brow Lift Have in Common?

These two types of restorative procedures present an invasive approach to facial rejuvenation. Both are based on the same principles of skin tissue laxity, repositioning, and support. The goal of both procedures is to create a more youthful appearance by reducing wrinkles and sagging skin. 

In addition, both procedures require incisions that begin above the hairline and continue around the ear. In most cases, these incisions can be hidden within the natural contours of the face. After the incisions are made, underlying fatty tissues and muscles are tightened, and excess skin is removed. The remaining skin is then redraped over the newly positioned tissues and sutured. Recovery from a facelift or browlift takes approximately two to four weeks.

During this time, patients will experience some swelling and bruising. However, these side effects will gradually subside as healing progresses. Final results will become evident once all swelling has resolved, which can take up to two months.

Is It Possible to Get Both a Facelift and a Browlift?

In most cases, yes. In fact, many surgeons often recommend getting both procedures done at the same time in order to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Since both procedures are based on the same principles, they can be performed together without any increased risk for the patient. In fact, there are a number of benefits to getting both a facelift and brow lift at the same time.

While it may seem like a lot to undergo both procedures at once, the results can be truly amazing. Most patients report satisfactory results for many years following surgery. If you are considering a facelift and brow lift, talk to your doctor about what would be best for you. Together, you can come up with a plan that will make you look and feel your best.

Benefits of Combining Facelift and Browlift

There are a number of benefits to getting both a facelift and brow lift, including:

  • Coordination: While a facelift can smooth wrinkles and tighten sagging skin on your face, a brow lift can help improve the appearance of your forehead and eyebrows. By combining these two procedures, you can enjoy greater results and a more youthful appearance. This coordination can lead to a more natural-looking outcome.

  • Cost: In many cases, this is less expensive than having two separate surgeries. This is because one surgery uses less of the medical staff’s time as well as less equipment and fewer supplies. As a result, prices for two procedures can be lower than the price of two separate surgeries. 

  • Recovery: Because the two procedures are performed on adjacent areas of the face, the incisions can often be made in one continuous line. This not only saves time in the operating room but also means that there will be fewer incisions to heal. As a result, patients who undergo a combined facelift and brow lift often experience shorter recovery times and less post-operative discomfort.

Learn More About your Facial Rejuvenation Options

If you want to learn what facial surgery procedures are right for you, contact Dr. Demetris Stravou and his team today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified and seasoned plastic surgeon specialized in facial plastic surgery, who can provide you with the personalized care and attention you deserve. He will take the time to listen to your concerns and develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and esthetic goals. Visit one of our EIPS clinics in Nicosia, Limassol (Cyprus), Athens (Greece) or Sliema (Malta) today to start your journey to achieving a younger and beautiful appearance.

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Dr Stavrou is a board-certified and highly experienced plastic surgeon in Cyprus, Greece and Malta, with a keen interest in informing patients about the latest updates on reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

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