For many men and women, the first signs of aging come in the form of facial wrinkles. This can be frustrating and embarrassing, particularly for those of us who get wrinkles at an earlier age than others. In fact, some people begin to notice wrinkles, Crow’s feet, and other imperfections as early as their 20s and 30s. While some topical agents and noninvasive treatment methods can help reduce the visibility of minor, early, superficial fine lines and wrinkles, there may come a point when it is time to explore more invasive and effective options for eliminating wrinkles and other signs of aging. Experienced Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Couvillion and the dedicated team at Luminary Plastic Surgery are proud to offer men and women long-lasting solutions for wrinkles and other age-related concerns. In particular, the facelift is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures for patients looking to turn back the clock and restore a more youthful, fresh look.
What is a facelift?
The facelift is an invasive surgical procedure that is designed to give patients a more fresh, youthful, firm facial appearance by lifting and tightening the skin and underlying muscles and tissues of the face. A facelift can be performed using a variety of techniques, including the SMAS and deep plane facelifts. The approach used in each particular case may depend on the surgeon’s preference, the patient’s anatomy, and other factors. Some variations of the facelift include the upper facelift and the mini facelift. In addition to these procedures, there are also isolated lifts that address targeted areas of the face, including the brow lift and neck lift. During your one-on-one consultation at Luminary Plastic Surgery, Dr. Couvillion will discuss your concerns and determine which facelift technique and procedure(s) may help you best achieve your goals.
How can a facelift improve my appearance?
A facelift is one of the best ways to address a long list of facial concerns at once. This is especially true when additional treatments are performed in conjunction with a facelift, including the use of injectable fillers, liposuction, and BOTOX. A few of the most common concerns that can be addressed and corrected with a facelift are:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Deep lines and wrinkles
- Deep facial folds
- Crow’s feet
- Laugh lines
- Sagging jowls
- Loose, excess skin
- Tired or angry look
How long do the results of a facelift last?
The longevity of a patient’s facelift results can depend on various personal and environmental factors, but in general, patients can expect to enjoy an improved appearance for many years to come. While the results of a facelift can certainly be long-lasting, it is important to remember that the aging process will continue to occur. To ensure that you maintain your facelift results for as long as possible, you can practice the following habits:
- Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen
- Stay hydrated
- Eat a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Continue routine maintenance treatments with fillers and BOTOX
- Don’t smoke
- Avoid excessive drinking
What’s the best age to get a facelift?
There is no right or wrong age to get a facelift. Many patients ask if getting a facelift at 40 is too early, and it is certainly not. The decision about when to undergo a facelift is a personal one, but there are a few things to consider when determining the timing of your procedure. For example, some patients prefer to start with less invasive options, such as fillers or chemical peels, to treat signs of aging before moving on to a facelift at a later time. For older patients considering a facelift, Dr. Couvillion will need to determine if they have enough skin elasticity left to achieve a positive outcome. The expert team at Luminary Plastic Surgery will help guide you through the decision-making process when it comes to determining if and when a facelift may be right for you.
Can men get facelifts?
Absolutely! Thousands of men undergo facelift procedures each year in order to restore a more youthful appearance and combat wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, it is important to select a surgeon that is experienced in the male facelift. Dr. Couvillion is highly familiar with the complexities and nuances of the male facelift procedure and uses specialized techniques to address a man’s typical areas of concern, including the jawline and brow.
Is a facelift right for me?
The best way to find out how a facelift can help you look up to ten years younger is to be evaluated by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. Call the convenient Houston, TX Luminary Plastic Surgery office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ryan Couvillion today, and take the first step toward putting your best face forward!