Full-Face Lift Houston
Skin wrinkling and sagging occur as a part of the aging process. One cannot stop the aging process, but there are different ways to reverse the signs of aging. One such option is a visit to cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Davila to get a facelift done. The facelift, clinically called a rhytidectomy, is a procedure that can lift and tighten the underlying muscles to give patients a more refreshed, rejuvenated facial appearance.
When Is It Needed?
As the skin ages, fat deposits may form under it, and the skin tends to become loose. The signs of aging skin are sagging in the middle of the face, creases below the eyelids and in areas around the nose and cheeks, and loose skin and fat deposits under the chin and jaw. People with these signs, a well-defined bone structure, and elastic skin can opt for a facelift.
Most patients who come in for a facelift are between the ages of 40 and 70, when the skin starts showing visible signs of aging.
Before your procedure, you will come in for a facelift consultation. During the facelift consultation, Dr. Davila will answer your questions and evaluate your skin’s texture, thickness, elasticity, and bone structure to formulate the course of procedure. There are different techniques of facelifting, and Dr. Davila will recommend the right one based on the initial assessment of your face.
Since each person is unique, there may be variations in the facelift procedure, and the results may not look similar for all patients. The facelift does not change the basic structure of the face or the fundamental appearance; it is simply a procedure to bring back the youthful contours of the face. One can opt for facial procedures such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and a forehead lift along with their facelift surgery to get more comprehensive rejuvenation.
There are many techniques involved in performing a facelift. The procedure is usually done by making an incision that begins from the hairline and curves around the earlobe and to the lower scalp. Dr. Davila may lift and tighten the SMAS layer under the skin, redrape the skin back over the area, and remove excess skin. A neck lift may be performed during the procedure. At the end, Dr. Davila uses stitches to close the incisions.
After the Surgery
After your facelift, bruising and swelling is normal and will gradually reduce within a few weeks. Pain and discomfort after the surgery is usually minimal and may last for a few days. Patients may be advised to avoid strenuous activities or activities that can damage the skin for three to five days.
The facelift has been successful for numerous patients. People have had satisfying results that can last for approximately 10 years. On the whole, a facelift can help one regain their youthful and refreshing look and thus impart a new sense of confidence.
To find out more about the facelift procedure, contact our office and arrange a consultation with Dr. Davila. Dr. Davila has years of experience and is the right choice for your next rejuvenation or enhancement procedure.