What is a Facelift?
A facelift in San Antonio can correct the signs of aging in the neck and lower region of the face. Our highly regarded plastic surgeons can rejuvenate your facial appearance with improved contour and smoother skin surface. Among the possible aesthetic improvements that result from facelift surgery, you may achieve:
- A more youthful appearance
- Improved self-esteem
- Enhanced quality of life
Choosing the Facelift in San Antonio: Who’s a Good Fit?
Individuals who exhibit signs of aging in the face such as sagging jowls, deep nasolabial folds and fat deposits around the neck are potential facelift candidates. In addition to these common indications for surgery, those interested in the facelift should be healthy, non-smokers who have reasonable expectations for surgery.
High blood pressure, blood clotting problems, and a tendency to form excessive scars may complicate the procedure, so be sure to tell Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz if you have experienced any of these conditions. Two considerations to decide if a facelift is a good fit for you!
Your Facelift: What to Expect
Your facelift may be performed in an outpatient or inpatient setting with either local or general anesthesia. Be sure to speak with Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz regarding your options and personal preferences for surgery.
Incisions are made at the temples, following the natural contour of the hairline in front of the ear and behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. To revitalize the neck, a small incision will be made under the chin. The skin is separated from the fat and muscle below, and the fat is trimmed and suctioned from the neck and chin areas. Underlying tissues are then tightened, excess skin is removed, and the overlying skin is redraped. Stitches are used to bind the underlying tissues and to close the incisions.
The Recovery Period and Results
Recovery from face lift surgery in San Antonio is expected to last between two and three weeks. Keep your head elevated at this time and get plenty of rest. Activity should be limited. Numbness, bruising are common postoperative symptoms, as is swelling. Be sure to wear the loose bandage wrapping per our surgeon’s instructions in order to minimize these symptoms. Your scars are hidden within the hairline and natural facial contours, and will fade gradually as you heal. Why a facelift surgery may be a good idea when done earlier!