Plastic Surgery Blog

What is a Facelift Used For?

A facelift is the most comprehensive cosmetic procedure for treating facial wrinkles and sagging skin. The extent of the surgery can vary from minimally invasive lifts to the more extensive facelift.

Every year, thousands of people undergo successful facelift surgery with amazing and satisfying results.

In this blog, Dr. Cecil Yeung of the Yeung Institute will explain what a facelift is used for.

What is a facelift?

A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can restore a youthful look to an aging face. Also called a rhytidectomy, this type of plastic surgery can reduce or eliminate sagging skin, droopy jowls, remove deep creases around the mouth and nose, and tighten excess, hanging skin and fat under the chin and in the neck.

When might you contemplate a facelift?

You’re a good candidate for a facelift if you feel that your facial appearance doesn’t match your young-at-heart attitude and energy level.

If you feel that your facial contours have changed so much, that you don’t look like yourself anymore, due to:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Lifestyle
  • The effects of gravity
  • Environmental conditions
  • Sun exposure
  • Medications
  • Smoking

What can you expect with a facelift?

Facelift surgery will be different for each person depending on his or her individual needs. Generally speaking, the following is what you can expect during facelift Houston surgery at the Yeung Institute.

What is involved in a facelift Houston?

The facelift procedure typically takes 4-6 hours when it is done as the only procedure. Many people have other procedures done simultaneously, such as a facial fat transfer or neck lift, which will add more time to the procedure.

First, you’re given an anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. Then incisions are made, and their placement depends on the type of facelift being performed.

  1. An endoscopic facelift is a minimally invasive procedure that corrects the upper cheek areas. Jowls, deep laugh lines, and the area between the lower eyelids and the cheeks can be corrected with an endoscopic mid-facelift.
  2. The lower facelift, a surgical technique pioneered by Dr. Yeung, has many advantages over other techniques. Dr. Yeung performs his lower facelifts using a specialized method called a deep plane facelift, a technique of which he has many years of experience.

Why Choose Dr. Yeung?

Dr. Cecil Yeung has more than 20 years experience in performing facelifts as well as other facial plastic surgical procedures. Dr. Yeung is double board-certified in facial plastic surgery as well as otolaryngology, also known as the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialty. His innovative and meticulous surgical approaches have led him to develop cutting-edge techniques that produce natural-looking results for his clients with minimal recovery times.

If you’d like to have a facelift Houston and enjoy long-lasting and natural-looking facial rejuvenation, contact our office today or call 713-795-4885 to learn more. You can also get started by filling out the appointment request form right on this page.

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