Facelift in Houston
A Facelift (Rhytidectomy) unfortunately cannot stop the aging process but it can turn back the clock by reversing the most visible signs of aging by correcting sagging facial skin and muscles, removing excess fat and restoring firmness to create a more youthful and well-rested appearance. Over the years, we find that even with normal aging, or weight loss or even weight fluctuation, the face can change resulting in skin laxity, sagging jowls, deep wrinkling around the eyes and mouth, and loose skin and fatty deposits under the chin and jaw (double chin). The loss of high cheekbones and the deepening appearance under the eyes and sagging eyelids combine to give your face an overall look of exhaustion. In Houston these are the most compelling reasons patients consider Facial Rejuvenation with Dr. Michael L. Eisemann.
At the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston face lift surgeon, Dr. Michael L. Eisemann, utilizes the most up-to-date techniques to provide his patients with a natural-looking, more youthful facial contour after their facelift procedure.
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Dr. Eisemann is triple board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) and Head and Neck Surgery. He has also been listed in the “Guide to Top Doctors”. He frequently lectures, publishes articles in peer review journals, and educates residents on various aspects of plastic surgery.
What is Facelift Surgery?
Previous facelift surgery techniques tightened only the skin, making a patients face look pulled and unnatural. At the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, Dr. Eisemann uses the most up-to-date facelift techniques. This is achieved by making an incision usually beginning at the sideburn or at the temple extending in a natural line just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear, and continuing behind the earlobe into the lower hairline. The next step in the facelift procedure is accomplished by shifting muscle and fat beneath the skin and moving them back to their original position. When these deeper layers are lifted, the skin will naturally follow. Liposuction of the neck may be needed to help improve the contour. The excess skin can then be removed without tension avoiding that frozen, “windswept” look.
While some patients can receive a more youthful appearance with just a facelift, some patients may need other facial procedures to complete their “new look” giving them a more harmonious appearance. Other facial procedures that can be combined with the facelift are blepharoplasty, brow lift, rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation. During the initial “Cosmetic Consultation”, Dr. Eisemann will discuss these options with each patient and make recommendations for procedures that will best suit their aesthetic goals.
For younger patients or patients who do not have an excess of loose sagging skin Dr. Eisemann may recommend a modified or mid-facelift. The mid-facelift procedure does not have as dramatic an effect on the lower neck, but does result in less swelling, and faster healing, while leaving smaller scars or even no scars. Both procedures, the full facelift or mid-facelift can be performed under local anesthesia and IV sedation at the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston.
Most patients who have had facelift surgery can expect to return to Dr. Eisemann’s office the day after surgery for a post-op check, and then their sutures will be removed approximately 1 week later. Patients are “up and around” the day after surgery with some restrictions. Any pain and discomfort can be well managed with oral pain medication. Most swelling subsides about one week after the surgery. By the time the patients return to their normal daily activities, two to three weeks after their facelift surgery, any remaining bruising can be easily disguised with make-up.
Patients interested in having a Facelift in Houston at the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center can call to schedule a consultation by calling 713-790-1711, or by completing our online contact form.