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Procedures You Can Combine with a Facelift

Facelift transformations can be dramatic. With just one surgery, patients turn back the clock on their appearance, often looking 5-10 years younger. Add in complementary procedures, and your results can be even more transformative.

If you’re thinking about a facelift, you may want to consider pairing your procedure with one of these additional treatments.

Why Combining Treatments Makes Sense

One of the most challenging parts of plastic surgery is recovery. Thanks to Dr. Machida’s advanced facelift techniques, most of our patients experience a very brief downtime of about seven days. Healing happens rapidly, and you’ll be back to your favorite activities soon. However, many patients try to limit their downtime by doing multiple procedure at once.

By combining treatments, you’ll receive more results and spend less time healing. When two procedures are performed at the same time, you heal from both simultaneously.

Popular Procedures to Pair with a Facelift

Eyelid Surgery

The eyes often give away the secret of your age. Blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid lift, refreshes the eyelid appearance. Dr. Machida uses an upper eyelid lift to lift sagging skin from the eye and to smooth the eyelid. A lower eyelid lift can remove bags under the eyes.

Brow Lift

Do you look angry, sad, or tired even when you’re not? The brows are a highly expressive feature, and as they start to droop and sag, they can have a big impact on the emotions you appear to project to the world. A brow lift smooths those aging brows to restore a youthful and joyful facial appearance.

Fat Transfer

As you age, volume in the face decreases. Fat that once filled the cheeks now droops to create unwanted jowls. A facelift will correct your jowls, but for that mid-face volume loss, you’ll need something more.

Fat transfer uses your body’s fat cells to restore volume to your facial appearance. This procedure is an excellent complement to facelift surgery.

Enhancing Your Facelift Results with Non-Surgical Treatments

Many patients find that non-surgical treatments are a great option too. These treatments can extend and enhance the results of a facelift procedure.

  • BOTOX® – Ideal for smoothing expression lines, we love BOTOX® for crow’s feet and frown lines. This treatment is non-surgical and requires no downtime. After you’ve fully healed from your facelift, we can start performing BOTOX® treatments to extend your results.
  • Dermal Fillers – Fat transfer is a permanent way to bring volume to the face. A less invasive option is an injectable dermal filler. Your results won’t last as long with a filler, but no additional incisions or downtime are needed for this treatment.
  • Microneedling – Boost the collagen levels in your skin to help your facelift results to really shine. Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, helps to build collagen in the skin.

If you’re thinking about a facelift, we would love to talk about your options. Schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Brian Machida to learn more about facelift surgery in the Inland Empire and complementary treatments that will enhance and extend your results.