Face Lift Houston
Face lift, also known as rhytidectomy, is used to restore a youthful appearance by removing excess skin, and repositioning sagging facial tissues, eliminating jowls and deep creases along the cheeks and mouth. Results show a younger, renewed look, but not a change in appearance. Scars are hidden along the hairline, and near the ear.
The surgical procedure takes 4 – 8 hours and is performed under general anesthetic. Swelling and bruising is most common after surgery, and a small drain is placed during surgery and removed the next morning. Patients can stay the evening in the hospital for observation. Patients typically require 1 – 2 weeks of limited activity before they can return to work, often requiring makeup application to cover bruising. Swelling will resolve after approximately 2 months. Postoperative recovery can vary among individuals.
Additional surgical risks are discussed during consultation.
If surgery is not for you, consider non-invasive anti-aging procedures.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure.