Combining Eyelid Surgery With Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

When we age, our skin becomes less elastic and firm. As the skin begins to sag, it can cause our eyes to droop. This can change your appearance and make you look older than your years.

Undergoing eyelid surgery can reduce these signs of ageing and revamp your appearance.

However, there are other facial rejuvenation procedures that you can combine with eyelid surgery to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and provide a more youthful appearance. Combining these procedures means multiple areas can be addressed at one time, which results in fewer surgeries overall.

If this sounds like it might be the right option for you, discover how you can combine multiple procedures for ultimate results with The McIndoe Centre.

Benefits of combining eyelid surgery with facial rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation refers to a number of procedures, such as facelifts and dermal fillers, that can be applied to many different areas of your face. However, lots of people stick to just getting one procedure at a time. This results in a longer recovery time and a longer overall journey when undergoing facial rejuvenation.

Combining eyelid surgery with other procedures has many benefits, such as:

  • Saving money in the long term — paying for each procedure individually will cost you a lot more than if you were to get them at the same time.
  • Saving time — combining procedures will mean you only have one recovery period and therefore result in a much shorter facial rejuvenation journey overall.
  • More balanced results — having eyelid surgery alone will reduce the signs of ageing only in your eye area. By combining it with other procedures, you can see a more youthful appearance in your entire face, creating a balanced, natural look.

Common facial rejuvenation procedures

Facial rejuvenation is extremely popular — and for good reason. A few simple tweaks here and there can completely transform your face. Most procedures are minimally invasive too, which means many of them can be performed at the same time, giving you enhanced results.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common facial rejuvenation procedures that can be done at the same time as eyelid surgery.


As we age, the skin around our jawline begins to loosen and sag. As a result, deeper smile lines and eye folds start to develop. While these aren’t a bad thing to have, many people feel as though they look older than they feel or don’t feel as confident in their appearance any more.

A facelift is a great procedure to combine with eyelid surgery because it targets your whole face and therefore enhances the results of your eyelid surgery by creating a youthful overall result.

The most common type of facelift is a SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system). This is where an incision is made around your ear and the skin is lifted and tightened. Muscle and tissue can also be removed at this point.

Dermal fillers

If you don’t want to combine your surgery with more surgical procedures, you can combine it with non-surgical face rejuvenation procedures, such as dermal fillers. These can be injected into your areas of concern, such as the lines around your cheeks, your eye area and your lips.

The dermal filler injected fills out the area and plumps the skin back up. With the support of your surgeon, you can choose how much filler will give you the best results for your face.

Being such a simple procedure makes dermal fillers ideal for combining with eyelid surgery. While they’re not a permanent solution, they can last up to nine months and are simple enough to get topped back up once their results fade.

Botox injections

Botox injections are made of a type of toxin that is injected into the skin to prevent certain muscles from moving. Again, Botox injections aren’t permanent but can be used in different areas of the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Many people like to combine Botox injections with eyelid surgery because it’s a non-invasive procedure that provides quick results. They can also be used on the forehead, supporting the results of your eyelid surgery.

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Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) explained

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a unique procedure that helps tighten the soft tissues around your eyes. You can have eyelid surgery on your upper or lower lid, or even both at the same time.

The procedure is completed under general anaesthetic and takes around one to two hours. It also carries very few risks — though they can occur.

Potential complications include:

  • Temporary vision problems
  • Uneven results, such as asymmetry
  • Visible scarring
  • Haematoma (blood pooling under the skin)
  • Allergic reactions to the anaesthetic
  • Injury to the eye muscles
  • Blood clots

However, at The McIndoe Centre, we do our very best to limit the risks of eyelid surgery so that you can get the results you desire.

Upper eyelid surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is where an incision is made on the natural crease above your eyelid. Any excess skin or fat can be removed and the eyelid stitched back up. This can create a lifted effect and eradicate droopy eyes.

Lower eyelid surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is where a small incision is made just below your lash line and extends to the outside edge of your eye. Again, any excess fat that is pushing through your muscle will be removed or repositioned. The incision is then stitched back up and the procedure is complete.

Benefits of eyelid surgery

There are many benefits of eyelid surgery, including:

  • A more youthful appearance
  • Enhanced vision, if droopy skin is obscuring your line of sight
  • Balanced facial features
  • Permanent results
  • Simple recovery — most people can go back to work within 14 days
  • Boosted self-confidence

The benefits of blepharoplasty are vast and can not only visibly improve the appearance of sagging skin, but can also improve your mental well-being by increasing your self-esteem.

Who is a suitable candidate for combined facial rejuvenation?

There isn’t a set criteria that potential candidates have to meet in order to have combined facial rejuvenation. However, some things should be considered, such as your overall health, your desired results, and your current face and skin.

The best way to know if you are a suitable candidate is to have a consultation with a plastic surgeon. They will be able to advise you based on your personal circumstances and needs.

Cost considerations when combining procedures

Many people may think that combining procedures will cost a lot more, but this isn’t entirely accurate. Though it will cost you more to combine your procedures, it will cost you less than if you were to have them done separately.

When you have your procedures done separately, the cost covers everything from your anaesthetic to your stay in the hospital. However, when you combine procedures, these things only need to be done once — lowering the overall costs.

Some hospitals and clinics offer payment plans to help you spread the cost of your procedures.

» Learn more about our payment plans at The McIndoe Centre.

Spread the cost of your treatment

Are you considering treatment, but unsure about the best way to pay for it? If so, you might be interested in the payment plans we offer to fund your treatment.

Recovery and aftercare

Recovery is an important part of your facial rejuvenation journey, so you need to follow all the aftercare advice you are given very carefully.

Some top recovery and aftercare tips to optimise your results are:

  • Keep your incision sites clean
  • Keep your head propped up with pillows to reduce swelling
  • Use cold packs to reduce swelling
  • Wear protective sunglasses when going outside
  • Take your recommended pain relief medication
  • Avoid swimming
  • Avoid smoking
  • Do not wear contact lenses
  • Do not rub or itch your eyes

Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions to follow after your combination of procedures. By following them, you can get the optimal results you’re looking for from your facial rejuvenation.

Book a consultation at The McIndoe Centre

Combining different facial rejuvenation techniques with eyelid surgery can create enhanced, balanced results that can transform your appearance. At The McIndoe Centre, we can advise you on which procedures would work best for you as well as provide thorough information on each facial rejuvenation procedure we offer.

Achieve your desired results and a youthful appearance with the support of The McIndoe Centre. Book a consultation today and our experienced team will guide you through your rejuvenation journey.

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