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Facelift in Houston, TX


Our Houston Facelifts are tried, trusted, and long-lasting facial rejuvenation procedures. There's good reason why this is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the US today. If aging has left you with loose skin that makes your face look deflated, it might be your turn for a rhytidectomy, or facelift. There’s no shortage of minimally invasive alternatives to the facelift. However, the facelift remains the best, most effective cosmetic solution to aging. It reliably delivers the most dramatic results and consistently satisfies patients.

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If your face looks significantly older and is affecting your self-esteem, Dr. Sam Sukkar can help. He is a true facelift expert and can guide you to the best type of Houston facelift for your unique needs. Fellowship trained in the latest surgical innovations, he can shave years off your appearance and help you recapture a youthful look.

How the Face Ages

Collagen and elastin are proteins that give skin a vibrant, fresh, and firm quality. With age, the skin loses the ability to produce these proteins, and this leads to deep lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and the loss of a youthful, defined jawline.(2)

What is a Facelift?

During a facelift, the skin of the face and neck is lifted and restored to a youthful position that reveals your own unique facial structure. Our skilled, board-certified Houston plastic surgeons employ the most advanced facelift procedures to create a look that appears natural and fresh. After all, no matter how “young at heart” you feel, a sagging, lined face can impact your self-esteem.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that rhytidectomy continues to be one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons, and ranks within the top 10 aesthetic surgical procedures performed in the United States each year. In fact, more than 100,000 facelifts were performed in 2010.(1)

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If you’ve noticed sagging around your jawline, and are alarmed by growing jowls, you may be a good candidate for a mini-facelift. A mini-facelift is a great way to target what can often be the biggest give-aways of your age. This procedure addresses the signs of aging on the lower third of the face. A mini-facelift involves less downtime than a full facelift, and is the perfect way to get a little lift that will make a big difference.


A mid-facelift or cheek lift, focuses on the signs of aging that affect the middle third of your face. As the years pass, creases begin to appear from the nose to the corners of the mouth, and the cheeks begin to sink. A mid-facelift restores a firm, youthful look to the cheeks, and smooths deep laugh lines. The procedure is performed endoscopically to lift sagging skin and tissue.


A full facelift involves far more than just removing excess skin and tightening it. That produces an unnatural effect known as the “done look.” Instead, your facelift entails a tightening of the underlying facial muscles. The skin is then artfully and subtly lifted to smooth deep wrinkles and create a firm, youthful appearance. Patients are left with a face that looks years younger in a very natural way. You’ll be asleep, resting comfortably, and won’t feel a thing!

Choosing a Facelift Procedure

When it comes to a facelift, it’s encouraging to know that you have options. The doctors at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston can advise as to whether a mini-facelift, a mid-facelift, or a full facelift is best for you. During your personal consultation, one of our doctors will examine your facial skin and structure to determine what the best course of treatment is right for you.

Benefits of a Facelift

When performed by an experienced surgeon, the results of a facelift can be transformative. The newest surgical techniques ensure a natural-looking result that avoids the excessively tight, windswept look associated with older facelifts. Not only that, the results can be dramatic, offering patients a way to take up to a decade off of their appearance. After a facelift Houston patients report improvements in self-esteem and attractiveness. Looking fresher, younger, and rejuvenated can tremendously impact a person's confidence. Best of all, the results of a facelift can last ten years or more with proper care.

Advantages of Facelift Surgery

  • The scars are well-concealed
  • The results can last a decade or longer
  • Most patients return to work in two weeks
  • A facelift helps the face look up to ten years younger
  • The face and neck appear more toned, lifted, and rejuvenated
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Am I a candidate for a Facelift?

To be considered an ideal candidate for a facelift, you need to possess good skin elasticity and a strong bone structure. These two characteristics will ensure that your doctor has the perfect blank canvas to create exceptional results. You should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not suitable candidates. If you smoke, you will need to quit before having a facelift. As a top provider of facelifts in Houston, Dr. Sukkar can help you achieve the results you want.

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  • Drooping or sunken cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Smile lines
  • Frown lines,
  • “Turkey neck”
  • Sagging mouth
  • Loose skin


A consultation with Dr. Sukkar, is the first step. During your personal consultation, the doctor will examine your facial structure and skin, and discuss your desired results. The doctor will create a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.

Dr. Sukkar, will answer questions, address any concerns and ensure that you feel entirely at ease before moving forward. You can be confident that you’ll receive results that take years off your appearance. A facelift doesn’t just transform your face- it can transform your life. If you’re ready to rejuvenate your facial appearance, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today.

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Preparing for Facelift Surgery

Patients are instructed to avoid the use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for at least 2 weeks before surgery. Smoking must be discontinued for at least 4 weeks before surgery. The Mayo Clinic advises that all vitamins and herbal preparations or homeopathic treatments should also be avoided for two weeks before surgery to reduce the risk of bleeding.(2)

Dr. Sukkar’s Technique (Procedure)

In most cases, Dr. Sukkar recommends general anesthesia so you will not have any painful sensations or memory of your procedure. The exact technical approach varies based on the type of facelift you agreed upon. In some cases, he blends techniques to ensure a seamless outcome.


A mini-facelift is a much less invasive procedure than a full facelift, and utilizes small incisions that are virtually invisible once healed. These small incisions are placed behind the ears, and the skin around the jawline is lifted to create a smooth, streamlined edge of the face.


Your surgeon will place small incisions at the hairline, just large enough to insert a tiny camera that allows them to view the pertinent area. He will reposition the tissues in the mid-face and cheeks to restore a youthful contour.


To begin, your doctor will create well-hidden incisions, usually above your hairline. These incisions wrap around the ear and extend down to your lower scalp. Once fully healed, they will be virtually impossible to detect. The skin is then gently lifted, and the underlying tissue is manipulated. Excess fat is removed, lax muscles are tightened, and your doctor will create a set of beautiful, youthful facial contours. The incisions are then carefully sutured, and the doctor will apply bandages to control bleeding and place drains to prevent the buildup of blood and fluid. You’ll then be ready to begin the healing process.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Make plans for someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first night after your facelift.

Patients can expect swelling, bruising and discomfort in the days and weeks following their facelift, but these symptoms will improve each day. Most people get back to feeling like themselves and are ready to return to work and begin doing light activities within two weeks of their surgery.

You will begin to see the benefits of your facelift on the first day of facelift recovery. As the swelling and bruising goes down, in the following days, you will be able to observe your youthful new features take shape.

Facelift Recovery Tips

  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid salty foods
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do not pick at the incisions as they heal
  • Discontinue herbal supplements such as Vitamin E
  • Attend all follow-up appointments with your surgeon
  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated on pillows
  • Limit physical exertion and heavy lifting for four to six weeks
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear SPF until the scars fade
  • Let your surgeon know immediately if you notice signs of infection
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Why Dr. Sukkar?A Top Doctor Featured in RealSelf

When selecting your Houston facelift surgeon, it pays to be highly selective. Dr. Sam Sukkar is an award-winning Houston plastic surgeon who has performed over 5,000 plastic surgery procedures during his illustrious career spanning nearly two decades. Through advanced fellowship training in the latest surgical techniques, he achieves outstanding, natural-looking facelift results for his patients. He has been featured on RealSelf as one of America's Top Doctors owing to his refined surgical methods and uncompromising standards of patient care.

Schedule Your Houston, TX Facelift Consultation withDr. Sam Sukkar Today

Dr. Sukkar and his team at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery utilize the most advanced facelift procedures to create a look that appears fresh, natural and years younger. There’s just no topping the effectiveness of a facelift. Call the Clinic for Plastic Surgery at (281) 940-1535 to book a discreet, personal consultation at its convenient Houston location.


Depending on the kind of facelift and the extent of your surgery, the cost of your facelift in Houston will vary. During your personal consultation, the doctors at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery will devise a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

Since your facelift addresses aging from the inside out, why not improve your face from the outside in?

Fortunately, rhytidectomy is easily packaged with other facial procedures. Although the central part of your facial rejuvenation, there are many additional treatments that can help reinvigorate your visage. Other cosmetic procedures, like laser resurfacing, or the injection of fillers, can address the appearance or quality of the skin itself.

Due to the anesthetic, the procedure is painless, although there can be some discomfort afterward. However, most patients find that any facelift pain during recovery is minimal and well-controlled with prescribed analgesics.

In a 2015 study evaluating more than 11,300 facelifts, only 1.8 percent of patients had complications. Most issues were minor and not life-threatening. The most common risks include hematoma, infection, and mild bleeding. Serious complications are rare but possible. Source

A facelift is a long-lasting way to look younger, but it won’t stop the aging process. Most patients find the results of a facelift last approximately a decade or more. Source

Most patients consider a facelift between the ages of 40 to 60s when advanced signs of aging appear. However, every patient is different, and it is possible to have a facelift later in life as long as you are in good health.

Dr. Sukkar and the doctors at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery have years of experience in creating natural looking results. Rather than just stretching, or removing excess skin, careful artistry of the underlying muscles and tissue ensures that you have the most natural, youthful visage possible.

Everyone is different, and will have a unique experience. Make sure that you always follow the directions provided by your plastic surgeon. The bruising and swelling that naturally accompany a facelift will improve each day after your surgery. After a month, you’ll be back to your normal routine and enjoying your new, youthful look. Very minor swelling, bruising, tightness and numbness may linger for up to a year, to reside, but are typically not noticeable.

During your personal consultation, the doctor will examine your facial structure and skin, and discuss your desired results. The doctor will create a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.


  1. Chaffoo RAK. Complications in Facelift Surgery. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 2013;21(4):551-558. doi:10.1016/j.fsc.2013.07.007
  2. Face-lift. (2018, August 29). Retrieved January 18, 2020, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/face-lift/about/pac-20394059

From the first time you walk into The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, you’ll know that you are in a place that cares about results. Under the leadership of Dr. Sukkar, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become Houston’s plastic surgery center of choice. Experience the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation today.

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