A facelift is a tried, trusted, and long-lasting facial rejuvenation. 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.
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.
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)
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). 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.
Here in Houston, our skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons employ the most advanced facelift procedures to create a look that appears natural and fresh. Afterall, no matter how “young at heart” you feel, a sagging, lined face can impact your self-esteem.
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There are no limits to the ways that a facelift can improve your life. Make sure that the face that you see in the mirror lets your unique beauty shine through. A facelift can help you project a youthful energy that will get you noticed, and command the attention you deserve. Don’t fade into the background. Harness your potential to radiate youth and confidence.
Rhytidectomy effectively treats:
- Drooping or sunken cheeks
- Smile lines
- Frown lines,
- “Turkey neck”
- Sagging mouth
- Loose skin
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.
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. As a top provider of facelifts in Houston, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery is well-equipped to produce the results you want.
A consultation with Dr. Sukkar, Dr. Steinberg, or Dr. Barlow is the first step. These leading facial plastic surgeons are renowned for their artistry in facelift procedures. The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has compassionate surgeons who put patients first. During your consultation, your doctor will answer questions, address any concerns and ensure that you feel entirely at ease before moving forward.
During your meeting in our Houston office your doctor will create a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.
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.
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)
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.
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 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. 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.
When the reflection you see in the mirror no longer reflects the youthful face you remember, it may be time to consider a full facelift. In a full facelift, incisions are made at the hairline allowing the skin, muscles, and tissue of the face to be repositioned to a natural, youthful position.
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.
Your facelift will be performed under general anesthesia. You’ll be asleep, resting comfortably, and won’t feel a thing!
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. Patients are left with a face that looks years younger in a very natural way.
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.
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 recovery. As the swelling and bruising goes down, in the following days, you will be able to observe your youthful new features take shape.
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.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Houston?
Depending on the kind of facelift and the extent of your surgery, the cost of your facelift will vary. During your personal consultation, the doctors at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery will devise a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
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.
- 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
- Face-lift. (2018, August 29). Retrieved January 18, 2020, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/face-lift/about/pac-20394059