Is a facelift right for you?
If the face you see in the mirror no longer reflects the youthful and vibrant way you feel inside, it may be time to consider a facelift.
In general, it’s a terrific procedure for patients who possess:
- Loose facial skin
- Sagging and wrinkled neck skin
- Heavy jowls
- Sunken cheeks
- A poorly defined jawline
- Fine lines and wrinkles
To be considered an ideal candidate for a facelift, you need to possess good skin elasticity and a strong bone structure, as these two characteristics will ensure that Dr. Sukkar, a top provider of the facelift Houston has to offer, is able to produce the results you want. You should also be in good overall health and possess realistic expectations for what a facelift can accomplish.
An Overview of the
Your Houston facelift will be performed under general anesthesia, which means you’ll be asleep and unable to feel a thing during surgery. To begin, Dr. Sukkar will create well-hidden incisions, usually above your hairline, wrapping around your ear and extending down to your lower scalp. He will place them carefully to ensure that they are virtually impossible to detect once you’ve fully healed.
Once he’s created the incisions, Dr. Sukkar will lift your skin to gain access to the underlying tissue. He will then remove excess fat, tighten lax muscles and create beautiful, youthful and subtly elevated facial contours. Throughout this process, he will be completely focused on rejuvenating your expression without dramatically altering your face, so you look years younger in a very natural way.
Once your youthful new face has been achieved, Dr. Sukkar will carefully close the incisions, apply bandages to control bleeding and place drains to prevent blood and fluid from building up in the area. He will then send you home to begin the healing process.
Your facelift recovery
As a significant surgical procedure, you can expect a fairly substantial recovery period to be associated with your Houston facelift. Throughout the first two weeks, you’ll need to stay home from work, rest in bed and avoid strenuous activities. During this time, it’s normal to experience some swelling and bruising, however it will subside naturally as you progress through the recovery period. Within two weeks, you’ll feel well enough to leave the house and resume your normal daily routine. However, you should continue to avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, hot tubs, saunas and pools until you are fully recovered.
In terms of results, they will be apparent immediately after surgery and will continue to improve as your swelling and bruising subsides. Once the full results emerge, you can expect to look years younger, with a refreshed and rejuvenated facial appearance. However, it’s important to note that a facelift will not prevent you from continuing to age, so in several years you may require a touch-up surgery to maintain your flawless new look.
If you’re ready to rejuvenate your facial appearance, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Houston office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.