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Facelift surgery is a time-tested and highly effective way to take years off your appearance. Triple board-certified Houston facelift surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann and his son, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Bradley Eisemann, perform both full and mini-facelifts. Each facelift is customized to meet the exact needs of the individual. If you are considering a facelift in Houston, we welcome an opportunity to meet with you and discuss your goals and to help you find the solution best suited to produce the refreshed, youthful – and natural – look of your dreams.

Is facelift surgery right for me?

Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann perform several different types of facelifts in Houston at our state-of-the-art, private, accredited plastic surgery center:

  • Full facelift: A full facelift is ideal for patients with loose or sagging skin in the face and neck, addressing skin laxity and wrinkles from the midface down through the jaw.
  • Mini-facelift: This technique is perfect for patients with only mild skin laxity and initial signs of aging. The mini-facelift reduces sagging in the cheeks, along the jawline, and throughout the neck.
  • Lower neck lift: For redundant lower neck skin, bands, and fat accumulation in lower neck.

What is the facelift procedure?

A full facelift requires an incision from the sideburn area, down the front of the ear, around the earlobe, and up behind the ear. This incision allows exposure to the face and neck, allowing us the ability to lift and re-suspend underlying fat and muscle. The tissue is tightened and repositioned into a more appealing position, mitigating the effects of gravity and aging. 

For a mini-facelift, incisions are shorter and often placed only in the area to be treated. Ensuring the underlying soft tissue is manipulated is the key to long-lasting and successful results. A facelift should not simply be “tightening the skin,” as this will result in an unnatural and short-lasting result. When appropriately performed, all types of facelifts can produce natural-looking results that can last for years. Which facelift technique is right for you is something best determined during your initial consultation with our Houston plastic surgeon. 

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What does a facelift do?

Facelift surgery is designed to lift and re-position the sagging, deflated tissue of the face and neck, replace lost volume, and remove any excess skin. This age-defying surgery can correct the signs of aging skin, including:

  • Hollowed cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Jowls
  • Turkey wattle
  • Double chin

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Facelift surgery will take years off of your appearance, but it is not designed for full facial rejuvenation. If you are unhappy with several areas of your face, Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann may recommend combining your facelift with additional procedures, including eyelid surgery and a brow lift for optimal results. Facelift surgery can also be enhanced with non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers, chemical peels, or laser treatment. During your initial plastic surgery consultation at our private Houston office, we will help you decide on the appropriate procedures and begin customizing the rejuvenation plan that is ideal for your needs.

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Am I a candidate for a facelift?

The best candidates for facelift surgery are women and men with loose or sagging skin and soft tissue in the neck and facial area who desire a tighter and more youthful appearance. Both men and women are generally good candidates for our custom Houston facelift surgery if they:

  • Do not smoke
  • Are in generally good physical and emotional health
  • Are aware of the benefits and limitations of facelift surgery
  • Are prepared for a surgical procedure
  • Can take time off from work and strenuous activity to recover
  • Are willing to follow all pre and post-operative instructions provided by our doctors

It is also crucial to have realistic expectations. This procedure can take several years off of your appearance, but it will not make a 50-year-old look 18 again. Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann take great care in crafting personalized procedures while still maintaining natural-looking results. What you can realistically expect will be discussed during your facelift consultation. We will also present you with a photo album of previously treated patients.

Recovery from a facelift

Recovery from facelift surgery is as individual as the patients who undergo it. Because some patients opt to include other procedures like eyelid surgery as part of their facelift, it’s hard to have a one-size-fits-all post-operative plan for all patients. We can generally characterize the recovery process according to the four weeks following the procedure.

Day of facelift surgery

The majority of our patients go home the same day as their operation. You’ll want to have a trusted friend or a family member drive you home and remain with you for at least the first 24 hours to help you with basic needs like meals and medications. If your surgery is completed in the hospital and you stay overnight, dedicated nurses will facilitate your needs the night of surgery.

Week one

In the first week following your facelift surgery, you’ll want to take it easy. Plenty of rest is needed, and you may be taking pain medication, which could cause some fatigue or nausea. Most patients will move around their homes easily for two to three days after the procedure. Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann will provide you with specific post-operative instructions to help you care for your bandages and manage any pain and discomfort you may experience.

Week two

In week two, most of the swelling and bruising will have decreased, and you can resume very light activities, such as walking. While plenty of rest remains the order of the day, you should get up and move around as directed in your aftercare instructions to keep blood flowing and aid in the healing process.

Week three

Most people are able to return to work after two weeks of recovery at home. You should begin feeling reasonably normal, although many patients report lingering tightness in the skin, or some tingling or numbness. You can resume most of your usual day-to-day activities, but save the intense exercise for another few weeks to prevent injury.

Week four and beyond

After the fourth week, you should be able to resume a majority of your normal activities, though more intense physical activities should be avoided until week six or eight. Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann will work with you during your recovery period to help you determine when it is safe to begin strenuous or demanding tasks. We are carefully following your individual healing timeline, and will be making recommendations at each post-operative visit.

Your facelift recovery will depend on several factors. These include your body’s natural ability to heal and the type of facelift you have had performed. We will help you plan for a safe and comfortable recovery and provide you with all of the information you will need to maximize your recovery process and reduce the chance of unwanted complications.

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We focus on patient health and safety

At the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, your health and safety is always our top concern. Whatever the procedure, we recognize that keeping you safe is our most important duty. Nonetheless, many patients are particularly (and understandably) concerned about safety when the discussion turns to a facial procedure.

Fortunately, facelifts are performed often in the USA and abroad. Facelift surgery boasts an impressive safety record. Dr. Michael Eisemann, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, has a board certification from the American board of Plastic Surgery and from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, reflecting his dedication to the art and science of facial plastic surgery and his commitment to patient safety and satisfaction. Dr. Bradley Eisemann is fellowship-trained, with an impressive level of experience performing surgery under the direction of some of the world’s most highly-regarded plastic surgeons.

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Our state-of-the-art surgery center: Privacy, discretion, and safety

All of our Houston facelift procedures are performed in a hospital setting or in our private outpatient surgery center, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, where your comfort and health are a top priority. You can further reduce your risks for complications by following the instructions provided by our doctors for the preparation of your surgical procedure.

The statistics on facelifts are clear. The procedure has been performed for decades, and hundreds of thousands of patients across the world undergo facelifts without experiencing any significant complications. Of course, a facelift is only as safe as the plastic surgeon is competent. That’s why you must ensure you are under the care of a respected, highly-trained facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Michael Eisemann is a triple board-certified and has three decades of experience in performing this delicate procedure. Both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann bring a deep understanding of the aesthetics of the face and how changes to the underlying structure can create a very youthful, natural-looking outcome. 

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Surgery risks

It’s important to understand that a facelift, like all surgical procedures, brings certain risks. These are rare and relatively minor, but we believe in always being honest and upfront with our patients.

Facelift risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Nerve damage
  • Swelling and numbness
  • Asymmetry

While these facelift complications may occur, they do not affect most patients. Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann will evaluate your candidacy for a facelift in Houston to ensure you are a good fit for the procedure to help reduce the risk of any complications.

How much does a facelift cost in Houston?

The cost of facelift surgery in Houston depends on factors such as which type of procedure you are undergoing, the addition of other surgical procedures, and the time that will be required to produce the results you envision. Every facelift is customized, and the cost of a facelift varies based on the extent of the procedure. 

We understand that facelift costs play a role in the decision-making process for many of our patients, Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are pleased to offer financing options, including:

  • CareCredit®
  • Prosper®
  • Alphaeon™
  • Parasail®

If you would like additional information about these financing options, we can discuss it during your initial consultation. You can apply for credit online and find more information about special rates and introductory APRs by visiting the sites linked above as well.

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