A facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens the structures around your face, and specifically the cheeks, jowls, and overall face area.  However, it does not include the neck, brow, or eyes. These other procedures are the most common procedures done with a facelift, and can be safely done at the same time in most people.

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that tightens the neck skin and muscles.  This results in a more overall youthful appearance, and can also remove your double chin.  This is probably the most common procedure done at the same time as a facelift, since both of them will work wonders to rejuvenate your face.

An eyelid lift of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, are a very common operation done at the same time as a facelift.  An eyelid lift is also known as a blepharoplasty.  This procedure can tighten the loose skin above and below your eye, resulting in a less sleepy, more rejuvenated look.  Since it is a smaller procedure, it is generally safe to do at the same time as your facelift surgery.

A brow lift is less common but is often done with a facelift.  A browlift can reposition your eyebrows, resulting in a less angry look.  Also, the muscles of the forehead can be thinned during this procedure, resulting in less furrows or wrinkles in your forehead.

A chemical or laser peel can be considered during a facelift, but you should be cautious before undergoing such a procedure.  Since your skin and soft tissue are lifted and repositioned during your facelift, the blood flow to your skin is disrupted, resulting in slower healing if your skin undergoes resurfacing at the same time.  So, any chemical or laser peel needs to be more gentle, or even done at a separate time, from your facelift surgery.

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