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Should I Combine a Facelift with My Eyelid Surgery?

Typically, the signs of aging impact more than one area of the face at a time, which means that many patients have concerns about the appearance of multiple regions of their face. By combining facial rejuvenation procedures, you can effectively and efficiently address many of your concerns simultaneously.

At MacDonald Plastic Surgery in Vancouver, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald can help you determine which combination of facial rejuvenation treatments will best suit your individual needs.

Different Procedures for Different Areas


Facelifts are often referred to as the gold standard of facial rejuvenation procedures. However, facelifts do not address all areas of the face equally. Typically, facelifts correct the signs of aging on the middle and lower facial regions. Facelifts address excess skin and fat and tighten the skin and tissues to create a smoother and younger-looking appearance, including:

  • Sagging skin
  • Deepening lines between the nose and mouth
  • Jowls in the cheeks and jaws
  • Fat that has shifted
  • Loose skin or excess fat on the neck

Eyelid Lift Surgery

Eyelid lift surgery, or blepharoplasty, helps enhance the appearance of droopy upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate tired and older-looking eyes and produce a wide awake and youthful appearance. As a facial rejuvenation procedure, eyelid lift surgery can dramatically enhance the overall facial appearance, including:

  • Loose or sagging skin that interrupts natural upper eyelid contour, impairing vision
  • Fatty deposits causing puffy-looking eyelids
  • Bags beneath the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid

Benefits of Combining Procedures

Apart from pairing an eyelid lift with a brow lift to rejuvenate the upper facial region, there are several benefits to combining facelift and eyelid lift surgery. Combining these procedures can significantly reduce the signs of aging on the upper, middle, and lower areas of the face, producing remarkable results. By rejuvenating all areas of your face at once, your entire appearance will be revitalized, and your results will appear more natural-looking.

Undergoing the two procedures simultaneously means that you will only have one surgery, one recovery, and you’ll see your results much quicker. Another benefit to combining your procedures is the reduced cost, as you would not have to pay facility or anesthesia fees multiple times.

Are You a Candidate for a Vancouver Facelift or Eyelid Lift?

Candidates for facelift and eyelid lift are men and women in good health with realistic expectations. Dr. MacDonald suggests that the best candidates for facelifts and eyelid surgeries should:

  • Be living a healthy lifestyle
  • Be non-smokers
  • Be bothered by lax skin or excess tissues on their face
  • Have no severe eye conditions
  • Have no medical conditions that impair healing
  • Have a positive outlook for the results

Choosing Dr. Jeannie MacDonald as Your Facial Rejuvenation Provider in Vancouver

With unmatched experience and an artistic eye, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald understands beauty from the inside out. Dr. MacDonald’s unique artistic skills allow her to develop unique treatment plans to reveal your most radiant, natural-looking self. These skills make her one of Vancouver’s best facelift and eyelid lift surgery providers. When you are ready, come in for your consultation at MacDonald Plastic Surgery so that we can discuss your aesthetic goals. Contact us at (604) 288-8517 or request a consultation online and get started today!