Loosening of facial skin and creasing around the nose and mouth are a normal consequence of getting older. Fortunately, procedures like facelifts and neck lifts are highly effective means to reverse the aging process.

During the facelift procedure, incisions are made in the hairline at the temples, continuing around the ears and end in the lower scalp.

Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls, and neck, and underlying tissue is repositioned. Skin is carefully positioned over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. In the neck lift procedure, an incision is usually made in front of the ear lobe, wrapping around behind the ear, and ending in the lower scalp. Fat is then sculpted and/or removed. Tiny sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.

What You Can Expect from a Facelift

A facelift can help eliminate or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) in order to create a more cohesive aesthetic effect. A facelift can also reduce or eliminate the appearance of sagging jowls, resulting in a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance. In addition, the procedure can hide deepened smile lines and other creases around the corners of the mouth.

Those who undergo a facelift will enjoy tighter and more youthful-looking skin. Drooping cheek fat is elevated, resulting in a slightly different look for the cheeks. Additionally, this surgery removes excess deposits of fat under the neck, while also resulting in tighter skin around this area. Overall, the result is a dramatically more rejuvenated appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Candidates for a facelift include those experiencing the signs of aging, those who have lost weight and who wish to eliminate excess skin in the face and neck areas, and those who wish to reduce the appearance of excess fat around the face and neck.

Because there are many different types of facelifts, including full and mini facelifts, it is important to consult with a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon in Houston to determine which kind of facelift procedure would be the best given your unique needs and aesthetic goals. Your age, your areas of concern, and your desired results all play an important role in determining what kind of surgery would be the most appropriate for you.

It is important to note that a facelift and a brow lift are different procedures leading to different results.

Often patients who elect to undergo a facelift choose also to undergo a brow lift as well. Dr. Freeman, an experienced facial plastic surgeon in Houston, works closely with his patients to assess their goals and to find the best treatment plan to achieve beautiful and natural results. With years of experience in maxillofacial surgery behind him, you can rest assured that the outcome will be spectacular.

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