Facelift in Houston, TX
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.
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. Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa is located 20 minutes from Sugar Land and 9 minutes from West University.
How Is Facelift Procedure 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.
The breast lift is performed in an outpatient surgery center or a hospital utilizing general anesthesia to ensure maximum comfort and safety for our patients. Additionally, local anesthetic if often used to further alleviate any potential discomfort after the surgery.
The surgery may take from two to five hours depending on your anatomy and the extent of your procedure. Breast tissue is lifted to a higher position on the chest wall during the mastopexy procedure. The nipple is also repositioned to a new higher position to match the new breast. Breast tissue is re-sculpted to a more attractive shape and any excess skin is trimmed away. Degree of scarring varies between individuals as every patient is unique.
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.
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.
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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!