What Type of Anesthesia is Used for a Facelift?
Dr. Givens is board-certified and performs her deep-plane facelift surgeries at a specialized out-patient surgery center within a few hours using general anesthesia. Learn more about aging and treatment of the face and neck on Dr. Givens’ YouTube channel.
What Does a Facelift Cost in Austin, Texas?
The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the aging and the extent of restoration required to provide a natural, youthful result. A consultation is required to determine the best treatment plan and pricing for your needs.
Will I Have Scarring After a Facelift?
Any time an incision is made, there will be a scar. However, it is the visibility of the scar that matters. Dr. Givens uses a series of well-hidden incisions within the hairline, creases of the ears, and beneath the chin to allow for imperceptible scar lines. Non-surgical scar reduction with Morpheus8 and Exosomes is highly recommended during recovery to build collagen and reduce scar visibility.
How Do Exosomes Speed Up Recovery and Reduce Scarring After Facelift?
Exosomes (EVs) are the cutting-edge treatment for regenerative health, scar reduction, and decreased recovery time. EVs are nanovesicles derived from mesenchymal stems cells. They work by generating signals that allow cells within the body to communicate with each other and ultimately direct the body’s response to inflammation, injury, and healing.
What is the Right Age to Get a Facelift?
Timing of a facelift is based on your goals and inherent anatomy rather than age. The majority of patients have this procedure performed between 40-60 years of age. While there are many non-surgical facial rejuvenation options available that can delay the need for surgery for a few years, patients who are younger with less severe skin aging often have the quickest recoveries and best results.
How Long Will Results from a Facelift Last?
A facelift turns back the hands of time, but does not stop the aging process. While results vary from person to person, most results last for 10-20 years. Continued maintenance with non-surgical skin resurfacing treatments and a medical grade skincare regimen is required to increase longevity of results.
How Long After a Facelift Can I Go in Public?
Most of the swelling and bruising dissipates within 10-14 days. While most patients are able to return to work at this point, some may choose to wait another 5-7 days depending on their comfort level. Final results from a facelift begin to appear around 4-6 weeks and continue to improve over a year’s time. Thus, it is recommended to schedule your surgery a full 3 months in advance of any special events you are planning to attend.
What are the Risks Associated with a Facelift?
All medical treatments no matter how big or small involve risk. While rare when performed by a board-certified surgeon, the risks of a facelift surgery include prolonged swelling, bleeding, infection, facial nerve injury, fluid accumulation or hematoma, temporary numbness, unfavorable scarring, asymmetry, recurrent laxity of the skin and tissues, poor wound healing with skin loss, suture dehiscence, hair loss, and need for further treatment.
How Do I Prepare for a Facelift Surgery?
We provide all scheduled facelift clients with a personalized Facelift Recovery Guide that includes a detailed aftercare plan, commonly asked questions, and a timeline for return to normal activity. It is highly recommended that you and your caretaker read this packet SEVERAL times BEFORE surgery to adequately prepare for the recovery process. Those who follow these instructions faithfully generally have the smoothest postoperative course and proper healing.
Do I Need a Neck Lift?
A facelift redefines the jawline, diminishes jowling, lifts the neckline, improves cheek position, and smoothes away fine lines and wrinkles. It is common to incorporate additional procedures to complement the results of your facelift including a brow lift, eyelid lift, earlobe reduction, lip lift, buccal fat removal, mole removal, and skin resurfacing treatments.
Does Dr. Givens Perform Revision Facelifts?
Dr. Givens is well-versed in the art of revision surgery. Depending on the nature and extent of your previous surgery, options may be limited. A consultation with Dr. Givens is required to provide a comprehensive evaluation and realistic treatment plan for your revision procedure.