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Facelift Surgery in Houston
Uncover the reasons why individuals from all corners of the U.S. and globally select Dr. Vitenas as their top-choice surgeon in Houston.
Facelift Before & After Photographs
Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary
Dramatically Reduce Signs of Aging
Facelift procedures are designed to reduce visible signs of facial aging. During a facelift, excess skin is removed, and underlying tissues are tightened and repositioned to smooth away deep creases, minimize jowls, tighten loose neck skin, and restore a more youthful facial contour.
While non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers and neurotoxins can provide a temporary lift, surgery is required for dramatic, longer-lasting facial rejuvenation. A facelift can turn back the clock 5-10 years, revealing the more youthful appearance that you miss.
Dr. Paul Vitenas will evaluate your facial concerns and anatomy during a consultation, then recommend a customized treatment plan using the technique that will give you youthful, natural-looking results.
Ideal Facelift Candidates in Houston
Common signs that a facelift could rejuvenate your appearance include:
The Houston Facelift Procedure
Dr. Vitenas employs a dual-plane technique that targets both the skin and the deeper tissues (SMAS), an approach that addresses both surface and underlying structures for a comprehensive and effective facelift procedure. Dr. Vitenas takes the time necessary in the operating room to ensure precise results that you will love.
Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at Houston Surgical Center, a state-of-the-art AAAASF-accredited facility conveniently located within the Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery building.
The facelift experience generally involves:
Dr. Vitenas was voted the Best Facial Plastic Surgeon in Houston for 2022 by Modern Luxury Magazine!
The Facelift Recovery Process
You can expect:
It’s important to keep your head elevated, use cold compresses, get plenty of rest, and avoid strenuous activities during the first weeks after surgery. Follow-up appointments will allow Dr. Vitenas to monitor your progress and make sure you are healing well.
While most visible swelling resolves within a couple of weeks, it can take a full year for your facelift result to settle completely. Most find the majority of recovery is behind them after the first 1-2 weeks, and they can resume normal activities with minimal restrictions. However, it’s beneficial to avoid direct sun exposure or vigorous exercise for about 6 weeks.
Facelift Houston Cost
The cost of facelift surgery can vary based on the extent of the procedure, whether it is combined with other treatments like neck liposuction or eyelid surgery, and the surgeon’s skill and experience.
Dr. Vitenas strives to provide exceptional care and results while keeping facelift prices reasonable for Houston patients. During a personal consultation, he will listen to your goals and examine your face, then provide a cost estimate tailored to your needs.
Why Choose Dr. Vitenas for Your Facelift Procedure?
Choosing an experienced, trusted surgeon is key to both safety and aesthetically pleasing results. Dr. Paul Vitenas is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has practiced cosmetic surgery for over 30 years and has a truly artistic eye for creating exceptional natural results.
Dr. Vitenas has received a multitude of awards and recognition for his exceptional surgical skills and natural-looking outcomes, having performed hundreds of facelifts and neck lifts. He stays up to date on the latest and most innovative techniques so he can provide his Houston patients with exceptional care.
Dr. Vitenas approaches each facelift patient as an individual. He spends ample time understanding your goals and anatomy during a personalized consultation. This allows him to choose just the right technique to help you achieve a natural-looking facelift result.
A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
- Loose skin and sagging jowls along the jawline and neck
- Deep creases extending from the nose to the mouth
- Loss of a well-defined jawline
During a facelift, incisions are made to allow repositioning of the deeper facial tissues. Excess skin is then removed, and the incisions closed to achieve a smoother, more youthful facial contour.
An experienced, board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Vitenas will recommend a customized approach based on your anatomy, goals, and level of facial aging.
The cost of your facial plastic surgery will depend on the specific facelift technique recommended by Dr. Vitenas, whether you have additional procedures, and the complexity involved.
During your private consultation, Dr. Vitenas will assess your needs and goals and give you an exact price quote for your treatment plan. This quote will cover the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, operating suite, and all follow-up visits. Our team can also explain financing options to help you budget for your procedure.
Typically facial swelling starts resolving after day 3, and bruising fades in 10-14 days. Most facelift patients feel ready to return to work and their normal routines in 1-2 weeks. However, you’ll want to avoid strenuous exercise and activity for 4-6 weeks to allow proper healing.
Sleeping upright with your head elevated above your heart and without a pillow is recommended for the first 7-10 days after surgery to minimize swelling. Once the swelling subsides, you may sleep on your side.
Dr. Vitenas might provide you with a chin strap to be worn around the clock for the first week of facelift recovery to minimize swelling and support proper healing. The light compression helps prevent fluid buildup and allows the facial skin to re-drape smoothly. After that, he'll advise you to continue wearing it at night for up to an additional 2-4 weeks.
The small stitches used to meticulously close the incisions will need to be removed somewhere between 5-10 days after your procedure. Dr. Vitenas or a member of his skilled team will gently remove them during a follow-up appointment.
It is important to follow Dr. Vitenas' incision care instructions closely to allow for optimal healing. Avoiding any trauma or strain on the incisions helps prevent the widening or thickening of scars.