Facelift & Mini Facelift Procedures In Austin, Texas
If looking in the mirror reveals the signs of aging more than you’d like, Dr. Scott Haydon and the professional medical team at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute and Skin Care Clinic can help transform your look. Many patients tell us that they felt like they were beginning to look like their mother or father. When you’re ready to rid your face of deep wrinkles, excess skin along the jaw line, and loose skin on the neck, a facelift is likely the procedure that will help you achieve your desired appearance.
As we age, the skin gets thinner and the elasticity is not as good. This causes stretching and skin excess. In addition, we lose volume in fat pads of our face that cause us to look deflated. Just as importantly, our bony volume in our facial skeleton doesn’t have as much substance, so the face loses some of its support this way too.
A modern-day facelift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that looks to both lift and fill. During the surgery, parts of the face are resuspended to restore the contours by addressing the sagging skin. Volume loss that occurs as we age is treated with fat grafting. The remaining skin is more taut, leaving a youthful, lifted and natural look that is long-lasting.
Is A Facelift Right For Me?
A facelift can help you overcome common skin and aging issues like thinning skin, loss of facial fat, stress, and heredity. Other procedures are commonly performed in combination with a facelift to completely rejuvenate the eyes, cheeks, face, and neck. Most patients opt for eyelid surgery to target drooping skin around the eyes to provide a more balanced result. In almost all cases, fat grafting is done to restore volume. Simply pulling the skin tight is not effective by itself.
A consultation with Dr. Haydon will help you determine which procedures are best for the look you want to achieve. Dr. Haydon will answer your questions and offer expert suggestions based on your face shape, skin, and signs of aging you want to address.
Facelift vs. Mini Facelift
For a less-invasive approach to tightening your facial skin, you may consider a mini-facelift with Dr. Haydon. This facial procedure concentrates on lifting your skin to smooth out wrinkles and sagging skin in the lower portion of your face but cannot completely address excess or sagging skin in the neck area. Dr. Haydon will use a small s-shaped incision near the ear to complete the mini-facelift procedure. Scarring is often hidden and recovery time can be shorter for some following a mini facelift compared to a traditional facelift. This procedure is typically reserved for patients in their 40s and early 50s who don’t need as much of a lift and have fewer neck issues. It is also combined with fat grafting to enhance the result and extend longevity.
The results of a facelift will vary for each patient. Although a facelift cannot completely stop the signs of age from redeveloping in the future, patients maintain their results through a healthy lifestyle. Fat grafting has the added benefit of making the skin healthier with better texture. Such procedures as laser treatments and peels are also essential to treat the surface of the skin and help with sun damage, age spots and fine lines. With a balanced diet, proper skincare, and regular exercise, you can preserve the benefits of your facelift.
Explore how a facelift or mini facelift can take years off your appearance and restore the confidence you desire. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Haydon today.