Facelift in Corpus Christi, TX
Gravity, aging, sun exposure and other environmental factors can take their toll on your skin over time. Wrinkles and lines often develop on your faces, with deep creases around the mouth and sagging in the face, jowls and neck.
Dr. Vijay and Dr. Cassidy are highly skilled and compassionate plastic surgeons in Corpus Christi, Texas, who perform state-of-the-art facelift surgery.
What Are the Benefits of Facelift Surgery?
A facelift counteracts the effects of aging by lifting and tightening facial skin, moving muscles back to their more youthful positions and eliminating or repositioning fatty deposits that may have accumulated.
Facelift surgery can accomplish the following:
- Tighten sagging skin on the face
- Remove excess skin around the neck and jowls
- Lift the underlying muscle structures
After surgery, patients can appear 10 to 15 years younger, and while the aging process doesn’t stop, the results can last for upwards of 15 years. Your facelift results will never be reversed.
How Does Facelift Surgery Work?
The main two goals of this procedure are to move the deep facial tissues —medically known as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) — back to their more youthful positions and to remove excess skin.
Incisions are made in inconspicuous places, such as behind the hairline and in the natural folds of the face and ears. Scars fade over time to become nearly invisible.
When this surgery is performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, the results are dramatic yet natural. Our patients look fresh, rested and more youthful.
Facelift surgery can be combined with a brow lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) for more dramatic results, or it can be restricted to the neck (neck lift) if the patient’s problems center there.
How Is a Facelift Better Than Non-surgical Treatments?
While dermal fillers and other less invasive procedures can provide excellent results, they are generally not long lasting. They may require multiple sessions, which can add up and make the costs more comparable than you might think.
Non-surgical treatments to address discoloration or other skin surface issues can be added to the facelift to address surface issues like discoloration and acne scars. Our Medspa partner offers several complementary procedures, including microneedling and laser treatments.
Post Facelift Care
Detailed instructions will be provided during your consultation and again after the procedure. After removing the dressings, the incision areas should be cleaned gently but thoroughly, and antibiotic ointment applied.
The dressing is then completely replaced, wrapping the neck firmly to maximize the improvement in contour.
After the incisions have fully healed, silicone strips should be placed over them to reduce the appearance of scars. These are available at our office or your local pharmacy.
Why Choose Dr. Vijay?
Dr. Vijay is unique in the sense of his great customer care, service and experience. He approaches each client as an individual and takes the time to thoroughly understand their needs and desired results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will depend on your location, the extent of your procedure and the expertise of your surgeon. A consultation with Dr. Vijay will allow you to ask all your questions and get a customized quote for your surgery.
Who is an ideal candidate for facelift surgery?
Ideal candidates for a facelift are unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin on their face and/or neck. The best candidates do not smoke and have realistic expectations of the procedure.
Where are the incisions for a facelift located?
The incisions for all techniques are easily hidden within the hairline. With the traditional facelift surgery, the incision begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp.
The limited incision facelift involves shorter incisions along the same area. A small incision is sometimes made within the lower eyelids or beneath the upper lip, depending on the needs of the patient. The neck lift incisions often wrap behind each earlobe and end in the lower scalp.
What is facelift recovery like?
You should arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and assist you for the first 24 to 48 hours of recovery. Your surgeon will prescribe medication to help minimize pain and keep you comfortable during this time. Swelling and bruising may last from a few days to a few weeks and most patients can return to work within one to two weeks.
When will I see the final results of my facelift surgery?
Most patients see significant results from their facelift surgery within six months, although subtle changes may continue to occur for up to a year after the procedure.