About Facelift Surgery
Houston, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. S. Benjamin Albright, provides a full variety of facial cosmetic surgery. One of the most popular surgeries is a facelift. This procedure concentrates on specific sections of the face to address loose skin features to create a younger, softer appearance. Depending on your unique concerns, a facelift can focus on the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, the bottom portion including the jowls, mouth, and neck, and more for an all over youthful look. The facelift method used depends on the patient's goals, the condition of the skin, the amount of laxity present, age, lifestyle, and other influences. Some men and women are candidates for a full facelift, while others may only want a mid-face lift, or moderate lifting. Dr. Albright at Albright Plastic Surgery has a complete understanding of the complex anatomy of a facelift surgery. The goal is to create a natural-looking result that's soft and beautiful.
Candidates for a facelift are frustrated by visible lines and facial wrinkles whether it be on the entire face or the upper, mid, or lower sections. Facelift surgery can address many aspects depending on your unique needs. It is important to understand that age does not necessarily define when the appropriate time to have a facelift. There are so many factors and concerns, as well as numerous lift methods depending on what is being corrected. The facelift chosen will vary for patients who are 35 years old versus those in their 60s and 70s. Skin elasticity is one of the most important factors in the planning process. Facelift patients should be in good physical health and sustain from smoking, and also have realistic expectations. Prior to surgery, we will give you all of the nonsurgical treatment options to find out if you can benefit from nonsurgical procedures, such as BOTOX® and fillers.
"Dr. Albright has a kind, personable bedside manner and his staff are wonderful. He listened to my wants, concerns and needs and help me to make the best decision for me. He even took an extra hour answering all my questions to eliminate any fears I had. I couldn't be happier with the results and I highly recommend him to all my friends."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Feb 18, 2020
"Dr. Allbright is an intelligent, caring, and fantastic doctor! He genuinely listens to your concerns and he is very willing to work with you and whatever your needs are. I have heard a few people say that Dr. Allbright is young, So they are concerned with his skill level. My comment to that, Dr. Allbright was trained in the best technology possible and he is super amazing in his abilities. I would prefer Dr. Allbright to have me in surgery for 13 hours rather than someone that is twice his age. My results have been completely amazing and although my original reason to see him was because of a diagnosis of breast cancer, he has truly helped to enhance my life and has made the best of a bad situation. His entire staff is extremely knowledgeable and they are so very caring. Anytime I called with a question, One of his staff got with me very quickly. I cannot rave enough about this amazing person. He truly treats you as an individual and not at all as just another client. He actually remembers things from your last visit. He is one of a kind!!!"- J.L. / Google / Aug 02, 2019
"Excellent dr. Explains everything, is very patient and will answer all your questions. Gone above and beyond!! Great assistant and the women at front desk and that work there are the best. He’s usually in the Woodlands but he’s A+."- K. / Google / Jul 27, 2019
"Very Caring and Wise - We found a doctor who really cares and the office staff goes over and beyond to help the patient."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 06, 2016
"Awesome Experience - Could not be happier with Dr. Albright and his staff. His nurse, Carrie, does an excellent job explaining everything and setting everything up. She is also available by phone or e-mail at all times and responds quickly. Dr. Albright is just incredible. He is personable, kind, patient and spends a great deal of time with you to be sure that you understand everything and know what to expect. He was able to take a very uncomfortable situation and put me at ease with his professionalism and kindness. I have no regrets in having my procedure done or in my choice in a plastic surgeon."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 24, 2016
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what to expect
Depending on your individual needs, there are a number of facelifts available. Some facelifts rejuvenate the upper portion of the face, while others focus on the middle and lower. Furthermore, some procedures are slightly more invasive and intricate than others. It is also common for some men and women to have a brow lift, forehead lift, or fillers/BOTOX® to enhance the results. A few of the more common facelift methods include:
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a small incision is made around the ears to lift and tighten the skin, which affects the mid to lower face. This method creates subtle improvements that look natural.
Using a similar technique to the mini lift, the mid-facelift (cheeks) focuses on the sagging near the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works nicely for those who seek improvement to the lower two-thirds of the face, including the jowls.
- Full Facelift
Considered the gold standard, the full facelift generally incorporates an incision along the hairline, then extends down to the temples, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are gently pulled and tightened to produce a lifted look, which reduces excessive lines and wrinkles. The traditional facelift is reserved for men and women who have of advanced aging. With this lift, many treatments may be blended, including upper or lower blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
- Lower Facelift
This particular facelift addresses the neck and chin, and in many cases, the jowls. Nonsurgical methods, such as laser skin tightening or Kybella®, can also be used for chin reduction and a softer, tighter neck.
Regardless of the facelift method you have, the ultimate goal is to create a gorgeous and visually appealing outcome. The majority of facelift surgeries are performed with general anesthesia. The timeframe of the treatment depends on the level of invasiveness, and if other treatments were combined. After surgery, there will be swelling and puffiness, some moderate soreness, and discomfort, which can be helped by pain prescription medication. Most patients look and feel normal after 2 – 4 weeks. You will see a softer, more youthful appearance. In all, the face will be slightly lifted and rejuvenated.
The Right Facelift for You
Facelift surgery can take years off your face and create you a fresh look. Today, there are many options for surgery, based on your personal needs and goals. This treatment will help gracefully walk you through each passing year looking natural. To learn more, we invite you to call our office to set up your private consultation.