Awaken Your Appearance with a Facelift
The concept of aging gracefully appeals to everyone, but we all have different interpretations of what that means. And while we enjoy the experiences and wisdom that enrich our lives as we grow older, many people find themselves dissatisfied with the effects time has left on their appearance.
A facelift is a procedure that can turn back the clock and reverse many of the most common signs of aging, including sagging skin, a tired-looking face, and severe lines and wrinkles. At Restora Austin, we are proud to offer the most modern facelift techniques performed by our two highly skilled cosmetic surgeons. Read on to determine if this surgery is right for you.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a safe, effective, and very individualized surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
- Loose, sagging skin.
- Deep nasolabial folds between the nose and mouth.
- Volume loss in the midface area.
- Jowls in the cheeks and jawline.
- A double chin or “turkey neck.”
Good candidates for a facelift are:
- Healthy people who do not have any health issues that affect healing.
- People who maintain a positive attitude and realistic expectations for their surgical outcomes.
Can You Get a Facelift Alongside Other Procedures?
Yes! Our surgeons may recommend additional options based on your degree of facial aging and the results you hope to achieve. Many patients choose to add both surgical and non-surgical procedures to their facelift, including the following.
- A brow lift to revitalize the forehead and eye area.
- A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift to rejuvenate the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both.
- Laser skin resurfacing for minimizing wrinkles and creating naturally smoother-looking skin.
- A lip augmentation to make the mouth and lip area appear fuller and more youthful.
- Fat transfer to restore volume loss.
When Is the Right Time for a Facelift?
There’s no “ideal age” to get a facelift. If sagging skin and severe wrinkles are affecting your self-confidence, or if you feel older on the outside than you do on the inside, a facelift may be the most effective solution for you.
As long as you are in good physical and mental health, you could be a good candidate for this procedure at just about any age. While it won’t halt the aging process, a well-performed facelift by an experienced expert can take up to a decade off your appearance and boost your confidence.
How Can I Pick the Right Cosmetic Surgeon?
Cosmetic surgery is a balance between science and art. The surgeon of your choice should have an aesthetic philosophy that aligns with yours when it comes to factors such as facial contours, harmony, and symmetry. A surgeon who consistently delivers outstanding facelift outcomes will not only have a deep understanding of facial anatomy but also a highly developed artistic sensibility.
If you look at our before-and-after photo gallery, you can see the results we have delivered to previous patients. A good facelift will never have a pulled, “wind-tunnel” look. Instead, it should have a delicate and natural appearance.
What Should I Expect During Recovery?
For the first few days after your facelift, plan on taking it easy and having someone else around to help you. Your stitches will come out a week after surgery, and most people feel comfortable returning to work and other normal activities around the two-week mark. Expect to take six to eight weeks before you will be completely healed, so we suggest you don’t plan any major social events during this time.
To help speed up your recovery process, make sure you’re eating healthy, nourishing foods, are getting plenty of rest, and are carefully adhering to your surgeon’s specific recovery guidelines.
Trust Your Face to Restora Austin
Since a facelift involves repositioning muscles and soft tissues along with removing excess skin, you shouldn’t trust just any doctor to perform the procedure. You want a cosmetic surgeon who has detailed knowledge of facial anatomy, is highly skilled, and who has many years of experience in delivering satisfying, natural-looking facelift results.
At Restora Austin, our patient-centric approach is focused on finding the best possible procedure to meet your aesthetic goals. After your facelift surgery, you won’t look like a different person; instead, you will look like the best possible version of yourself.
Both our cosmetic surgeons are board certified in plastic surgery and have received multiple honors and awards. They are two of the most respected aesthetic surgeons in the metropolitan Austin area. Call 512-371-8817 for your consultation.