Over the last decade or more, facelift procedures have increased significantly and grown in popularity in Austin and throughout the nation. Individuals desire to remove signs of aging such as wrinkles, loose skin, and deep lines and a facelift can address these concerns.
If you are considering a facelift, the first step is to have a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons here at Wellspring Plastic Surgery in Austin to evaluate whether facelift surgery is appropriate for you. Your doctor will review a number of factors, including your bone structure, hairline, skin elasticity, wrinkles, medical history, and family history. It is important to let your doctor know about any current medical problems you have as well as any medications you are taking. Certain medications may produce unwanted reactions to a facelift procedure.
Within an actual facelift procedure, the deep layers of the skin are worked on. The plastic surgeon will usually separate the muscle from the skin, lifting and/or trimming what is necessary, drape the skin again, and finally suture and or staple the skin in place.
Often medication will be prescribed during the recovery period due to mild discomfort associated with the swelling of the facial areas and eyelids. Facelift recovery time is typically seven weeks. After two weeks, the swelling and bruising will subside which allows for a certain amount of social activity – usually with family and personal friends. Generally, it is recommended to have a facelift done no sooner than three months prior to a major event.
Regardless of the skill set of your surgeon, eventually, gravity will take hold and produce the sagging effects of aging again. Many times individuals have a secondary facelift surgery to revisit sagging skin and/or target areas not addressed in the original facelift procedure.
A mid-face lift is a surgical procedure which primarily rejuvenates the middle region of your face. This is the area across your face that includes your cheekbones and the upper portion of your nasolabial folds. It is also a critical component in the appearance of your eyes and the region around your eyes. When gravity and aging negatively affect the underlying structures that support the midface, this region weighs down your lower eyelids and alters their appearance.