Face Lift in Houston, TX

Rhytidectomy

Set back the clock and look 10 years younger!

  • AnesthesiaGeneral
  • Surgery Length4 to 5 Hours
  • Recovery Time2 weeks
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  • OVERVIEW
  • CONSULTATION
  • PROCEDURE
  • RECOVERY
  • RESULTS
OVERVIEW

With age the skin loses elasticity facial tissues start to descend and face loses its youthful appearance. Fat distribution in the face changes and effects of gravity cause jowls, deep nasolabial folds, deep folds around your mouth, your cheeks lose volume and you lose the definition around your chin and neck.  Sun damage and wrinkles add to your aged look.

Rhytidectomy or Facelift or is one of the most popular surgical procedures used to restore a more youthful appearance to your face. Facelift may be performed in several different ways and Dr Bachilo will design an individualized procedure to your specific aesthetic needs. Multitude of procedures may be combines with a facelift such as neck lift, eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, brow lift, and fat transfer in the face.

What are the benefits of a face and neck lift?

  • Lifting and adding volume to the cheeks.
  • Getting rid of jowls.
  • Smoothing nasolabial folds.
  • Tightening facial skin.
  • Removing excess neck fat and tightening skin neck.
  • Tightening loose muscles in the neck.
  • Improving definition of the neck, chin, and jaw line.

Dr. Bachilo will design a personalized surgical plan to address your facial aesthetic concerns and help you achieve long lasting natural looking results you are longing for.

CONSULTATION

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR FACELIFT CONSULTATION?

Be prepared to disclose your full medical history, any medications you are taking and medication allergies. Dr. Bachilo will also thoroughly examine your face. She will listen to your aesthetic concerns and make recommendations as to which procedures would maximize your results. No two faces are identical, and therefore Dr. Bachilo will design a unique surgical plan for you. She may also advise you on several complimentary procedures that will help produce the best outcomes for you. Some patients decide on having additional facial procedures with their facelift including eyelid surgery, brow lift, rhinoplasty or chemical peel. Facial fat transfer is also often recommended and is used to correct the distribution of facial fat and to add volume to the face that is lost due to aging. Dr. Bachilo will outline your surgical plan in details and discuss the advantages and risks associated with each procedure.

PROCEDURE

HOW IS FACELIFT PERFORMED?

Facelifts are performed in an outpatient certified surgical center or a hospital setting under general anesthesia. The surgery usually takes 4 to 5 hours but may take longer if adjunct procedures are performed. Often patients go home after their procedure, but overnight stay can also be arranged if needed. Dr. Bachilo designs skin incisions that are best suited for you. The skin flaps are raised and the underlying facial structures such as muscles and fat are tightened and lifted. Excess fat may be removed from the neck and jowls as needed. Then the skin is then placed back down and the extra skin is removed. Fat is injected where more volume is needed, such temples, deep facial grooves and cheeks. At the end of the procedure your face is wrapped with fluffy and compressive dressing. Draining tubes may be placed under the skin and are usually removed in one to two days. You may be discharged to go home after short recovery or be admitted for overnight observation. Follow up appointment will be scheduled for you a day after your surgery.

RECOVERY

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING FACELIFT RECOVERY?

Discomfort after facelift is minimal and is managed with oral pain medication. Dr. Bachilo will follow you closely during your healing process.

Sutures in the face are removed 5 to 7 days after your operation. Bruising and swelling is normal for about 2 weeks. You may experience some numbness over your cheek areas which will resolve gradually over time. Patients can return to work 1 to 2 weeks after surgery and exercise can be resumed one month after surgery.

Important things to remember after your facelift:

  • Do not lift anything heavy or bend down, this may cause bleeding to your face.
  • Sleep with your head elevated on several pillows to reduce swelling.
  • Use ice as needed for swelling.
  • Do not smoke for 1 month after surgery.
  • Do not drive while taking your narcotic pain medication.
  • Resume skin care products and full face makeup when incisions are fully healed.
  • Protect your face and incisions from the sun with use of sunscreen and hat.
RESULTS

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT AFTER A FACELIFT?

Dr. Bachilo strives to deliver a natural looking result with your goals in mind.  Ideal outcome is having you looking as yourself only many years younger. As with any surgical procedure, facelift resets the clock but does not stop it and therefore aging will continue. Your facelift results will last approximately 5 to10 years. You may need additional procedures and touchups several years later. To maintain your youthful appearance and in order to maximize your results for years to come it is recommended that you continue a good skin care routine and sun protection. Minimally invasive procedures, for instance Botox injections, fillers and chemical peels, can refresh your appearance with virtually no down time.

Ready to Schedule?

Contact our office to learn how you can achieve a natural looking more youthful appearance for years to come. Dr. Bachilo will customize your facelift to deliver the results you desire. Call our office to schedule your free consultation today!

Frequently asked Questions

What is a mini facelift?

Mini facelift, also referred to as “the weekend facelift”, is performed though much smaller incision than a traditional facelift, and therefore has some limitations. It is designed for younger patients that only need a minor correction to their appearance. Recovery front mini lift is faster than with the full lift, but results also have less longevity.

What is a short scar facelift?

Short scar facelift, or Minimal Access Cranial Suspension (MACS) Lift, is performed though a shorter incision than a traditional facelift. It is designed to lift the cheeks and helps to reduce jowls. It reduces appearance of nasolabial folds and creates smoother cheeks, but it does not address the neck. This procedure is perfect for patients that are looking to rejuvenate their mid-facial area without a lot of down time.

What is considered a liquid facelift?

A treatment through a combination of injectable procedures is refered as a liquid facelift. A variety of products may be used to achieve a youthful facial appearance including  Botox, fillers and platelet rich plasma (PRP). These minimally invasive procedures may delay the need for surgical interventions for several years. Results last several months and should be maintained with regular follow ups for best outcome. Some need Botox or Dysport to smooth away fine lines. Injectable fillers are used to augment cheeks and lips and reduce appearance of deep and superficial lines. PRP is used to improve skin quality and help the skin build more collagen.

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Plump Lips Indeed!Houston, TX

100% recommend! Dr Bachilo is very courteous, professional, spends more than enough time explaining everything, and truly cares about her patients. Called me the next day to check up on me during her day off!

Great first experienceBellaire, TX

She has great bedside manner! She was honest & conservative about what she thought I should have done that day in the office. I will be back to see her again! Love that she called to check on my results and how I was feeling.

facial fillersHouston, TX

I hated wrinkles on my forehead, and nasal labial folds. I had filler injected around nasal labial folds and around corner of my mouth. Botox injection into my forehead. I couldn't be happier with the results. After many comments about why I look so much ...

I hated wrinkles on my forehead, and nasal labial folds. I had filler injected around nasal labial folds and around corner of my mouth. Botox injection into my forehead. I couldn't be happier with the results. After many comments about why I look so much younger I will definitely have it done again.

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I believe it is essential to find a professional who is in tune with patients’ needs, responsive, can perform the necessary measures and do what is best for the client without heavily promoting additional services. Dr. Bachilo not only met my meticulous ...

I believe it is essential to find a professional who is in tune with patients’ needs, responsive, can perform the necessary measures and do what is best for the client without heavily promoting additional services. Dr. Bachilo not only met my meticulous expectations, but also exceeded, so I will be back as needed.

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WOW! I AM SO PLEASED WITH DR. BACHILO'S EXPERTISE! Houston, TX

I was so thankful for her honesty and knowledge of products/procedures that I was wanting to have done. She guided me to the correct breast implant size and recovery was a breeze. When it came to my concern of wrinkles and lines she was extremely understanding ...

I was so thankful for her honesty and knowledge of products/procedures that I was wanting to have done. She guided me to the correct breast implant size and recovery was a breeze. When it came to my concern of wrinkles and lines she was extremely understanding and actually listened to me. She explained the different fillers and Botox products, which I am so pleased in everything she did to make me look younger!!! I have recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so!! Just go and she how wonderful she is!

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Great doctorHouston, TX

Last month I went in to see Dr. Bachilo to get Dysport injections for my wrinkles and fillers in my cheeks and chin. I was very worried as it was my first time having this procedure done, I didn't know what to expect but Dr. Bachilo was very patient with ...

Last month I went in to see Dr. Bachilo to get Dysport injections for my wrinkles and fillers in my cheeks and chin. I was very worried as it was my first time having this procedure done, I didn't know what to expect but Dr. Bachilo was very patient with me she took her time explaining and answering all my questions she made me feel very comfortable.

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I had the best experience at Dr. Bachilo’s office! Bellaire, TX

I decided to try Coolsculpting for the first time on my chin. I was a bit nervous to have the procedure to get rid of my double chin, but OMG I can already see it working! Dr. Bachilo was awesome! She explained how everything works, what the machine does ...

I decided to try Coolsculpting for the first time on my chin. I was a bit nervous to have the procedure to get rid of my double chin, but OMG I can already see it working! Dr. Bachilo was awesome! She explained how everything works, what the machine does and the sensation I would experience during and after the treatment. I’ve made my appointment to do Coolsculpting on the belly next.

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