There are many things that are beyond your control, and age and gravity rank at the top. Unfortunately, these powerful forces play out on your body in a number of ways, most visibly on your face. To combat these effects, David D. Davila, DO, FACOS, offers facelifts at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center that restore a bit of youth to your face. If you’re in the Houston area, call to make an appointment.
As you age, your skin naturally loses elasticity as your collagen and elastin production slows down. Without this support, your skin is more vulnerable to gravity and begins to sag. As well, years of muscle contractions in your face leave well-worn paths behind in the form of wrinkles. Lastly, the thin layer of fat that lies beneath the skin on your face begins to disappear, contributing to the hollow, sagging look associated with age.
The combined effect of diminished elasticity, wrinkles, and fat loss takes its toll, especially on your face, which is arguably the most exposed area of your skin.
The term facelift is an apt description for the procedure that Dr. Davila performs. There are two main types of facelifts:
Immediately after your facelift, you should expect to experience bruising and swelling as your body starts to heal. You should plan to take it slow for a few days after the procedure and avoid any strenuous activities.
The bruising and swelling usually begins to clear up after a few weeks, at which point you’ll gradually see the results of your surgery. Bear in mind that you need to be patient during this time as your body heals and your skin resettles.
After a month or two, you’ll be enjoying your new, younger-looking face.
To find out how a facelift can restore youth and vitality to your face, call Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation.