The facelift is one of the most performed cosmetic procedures in the United States and, indeed, across the world. It is so popular because it is exceptionally effective at lifting and tightening facial skin while eliminating the loose skin and other signs of age and wear.
Each patient’s results will vary, but a facelift could remove the cosmetic concerns of loose, sagging skin in treatment areas that range from your upper cheeks down to the chin. Any areas of concern higher than the cheeks are best addressed by a brow lift.
You’ll end up with a youthful, refreshed facial appearance that accurately reflects your level of energy. Schedule your consultation with Board Certified surgeon, Dr. Erella, today.
Who Can Benefit from a Facelift?
Visible Signs of Aging
Individuals who have sagging skin on the midface or jawline, have nasolabial folds or marionette lines, have facial fat that has fallen, or loose skin on the neck can often benefit from a facelift.
Ideal candidates will be in good health and be able to successfully heal from a surgical procedure.
It is important that patients have realistic expectations for the outcome of their facelift procedure.
During a facelift, inconspicuous incisions will begin at the hairline near the temples and extend around the ear, ending near the lower scalp. Fat will be redistributed and sculpted, while underlying tissues are repositioned and underlying muscles are tightened. Skin will then be re-draped and excess skin removed to create a youthful facial appearance.
Facelift Combined with Neck Lift
The facelift procedure is often used in combination with a neck lift, which is a procedure that targets loose, flabby skin on your neck. The neck re-shaping procedure removes this skin, creating a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Together, the facelift and neck lift can achieve a truly remarkable rejuvenation in the most readily noticeable parts of your facial structure.
Following facelift surgery, patients may feel a sensation of tightness during the first couple of days. Cool compresses can be applied directly to the eyes to reduce swelling. Bending, lifting, and strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2-6 weeks.
During the first 4-6 weeks, scars may appear red and raised, though this should fade with time. It takes about 9-12 months for scars to achieve their final appearance. However, scarring will be hidden within the hairline, and are virtually invisible after full healing.
If you live in Austin, Texas, or nearby communities such as Round Rock or Lakeway and you’re considering a facelift, please call Aspira Plastic Surgery today at (512) 593-7699 or contact us online for a free consultation.
The cost of facelift surgery will vary depending on the extent of the procedure, and whether it is combined with a neck lift. Pricing details can be discussed during a consultation with Dr. Erella.
Facelift Frequently Asked Questions
What age should a patient get a facelift?
The facelift procedure is less dependent on age and more dependent on the actual presence of symptoms. If you are bothered by the presence of sagging jowls or deep creases, it may be the right time for a facelift.
How long will my face be swollen for?
Every patient’s tolerance to invasive procedures is different. However, reducing your activity and sleeping with your head elevated will help reduce swelling. In general, all swelling should be reduced within a couple weeks post-op
Where are facelift incisions made?
Incisions for a facelift are usually created along the hairline and within the natural contours behind and in front of the ears. Because of this, scarring is usually very well concealed.