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Rediscovering Radiance with a Facelift

Dr. Victoria Givens, a distinguished Austin facial rejuvenation surgeon, offers expert facelift procedures. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical technique meticulously performed by Dr. Givens to address sagging skin and wrinkles, rejuvenating one's appearance, restoring confidence, and unveiling a more youthful, refreshed look. Experience timeless beauty with her expertise.

  • Price: Starting at $13,000 - includes anesthesia and facility fees
  • Recovery Time: 10-14 Days
  • Discomfort Level: Mild-Moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: General

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that redefines the jawline, diminishes jowling, lifts the neckline to a more youthful position, improves cheek position, and smoothes away wrinkles and fine lines. Dr. Givens is board-certified and performs this treatment 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.

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Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Facelift?

Over time, your facial tissues lose volume and move downward. Skin becomes less elastic, fat deposits appear, and the underlying musculature loses tone resulting in jowl formation at the cheeks and jawline, deepening nasolabial folds, and losing a defined neckline. Patients with these physical changes are independent of their actual age are excellent candidates for a facelift with Dr. Givens, the gold standard of long-term facial rejuvenation.

The ideal candidate for a facelift in Austin:

  • Is a non-smoker
  • Has realistic expectations regarding results
  • Is in generally good health, both physical and mental
  • Does not have medical conditions that impair healing
  • Is a man or woman who wants to redefine their neck and jawline
  • Is unhappy with their tired, wrinkled, and aged appearance

While most facelift patients are between 40 and 60, age is not a deciding factor. A consultation is required to determine a personalized treatment plan and achieve your aesthetic goals.

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The Facelift Consultation with Dr. Givens

Your first visit with Dr. Givens is called a consultation. This private session will address what has prompted you to seek expert advice and explore surgical options. Dr. Givens will perform a thorough assessment of your skin, facial features, and neckline to pinpoint physical nuances contributing to facial aging and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and lifestyle.

Dr. Givens wants her patients to make informed treatment decisions. She will discuss and educate you on the available surgical and non-surgical options relevant to your overall goals. All questions and concerns will be addressed during your consultation for a facelift in Austin. Dr. Givens always invites her patients to return for a second consultation to further discuss any new or remaining patient concerns related to the previously established and recommended treatment plan.

How Long is Recovery After a Facelift?

A facelift is performed on an outpatient basis within a few hours under general anesthesia. Recovery after a facelift is about 1-2 weeks but may vary from patient to patient. While changes are seen immediately, it will take a full year to achieve a final result. In addition, if you are planning to have a facelift prior to a major life event such as a wedding or photography session, you should consider having the procedure performed a full 3 months in advance of the event.

Preparation for recovery after a facelift begins at your initial consultation with Dr. Givens at her Austin office. Givens Facial Plastic Surgery provides all scheduled surgical candidates with a personalized Facelift Recovery Guide that includes a detailed aftercare plan, commonly asked questions, and a timeline for return to normal activity.

What are the Benefits of a Facelift?

  • A refreshed, natural appearance
  • Refined, balanced facial contours
  • Facial and neckline musculature restored to their original youthful position
  • Smoothed away wrinkles and lines
  • Long-lasting results
  • Restored self-confidence
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The Difference Between a “Mini” Lift and a Traditional Facelift

A mini facelift is a less invasive surgical option that provides a nice improvement to the lower face and upper neck aging in both men and women. When compared to a traditional facelift, a “mini” lift uses smaller incisions to target a more precise area for excellent results.

A personalized consultation with Dr. Givens is required to determine if you are a good candidate for this less invasive surgical procedure. While a mini facelift can correct facial contour irregularities, it is NOT the right procedure for everyone. For those patients with significant skin laxity, jowl formation, excess fat, and/or neck muscle banding, a traditional facelift is necessary for optimal long-term facial rejuvenation.

What is the Cost of a Facelift in Austin, TX?

The cost of a facelift in Austin typically falls within the range of $10,000 to $20,000. The specific price may vary based on the patient's unique requirements, the complexity of the facelift procedure recommended by Dr. Victoria Givens, and the surgical facility where the operation takes place. Prospective patients are advised to schedule a consultation with Dr. Givens to discuss their goals and receive a personalized estimate that encompasses all necessary factors.

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How is Facelift Surgery Performed?

Dr. Givens' custom approach to a facelift in Austin is designed to improve visible signs of aging and redefine the contours of the lower face and neckline to provide results that last for decades. The secret behind this innovative technique is the placement of well-hidden incisions within the hairline, natural creases of the ear, and beneath the chin to allow for imperceptible scar lines.

To achieve a naturally refreshed and youthful result, Dr. Givens utilizes a series of customized techniques that lift and restore volume to the face and neckline while removing skin laxity and excess fat. Facelift surgery can be performed simultaneously with a brow lift and/or eyelid lift to improve the upper face for the ultimate facial rejuvenation experience.

A “deep plane” facelift repositions a layer of connective tissue called the SMAS, or superficial muscular aponeurotic system, to lift and tighten the cheeks, jawline, and neck. This state-of-the-art technique gives a youthful, natural result rather than a “pulled” appearance. In addition, recovery time is quicker with less risk of complications.

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“Dr. Givens and her staff are complete pros. Dr. Givens has a keen eye for perfection, achieving a very natural result. From the time you walk into her office to aftercare of any procedure, you feel confident and at ease to trust the journey. She is patient and kind in explaining the process, what to expect during recovery and the timing for results. I found her insights to be right on the money for the experience. I am thrilled with my results and will continue to use Dr. Givens for continued maintenance and future needs.”

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Why Choose Dr. Givens for a Facelift in Austin?

Dr. Victoria Givens is a board-certified and the owner of Givens Facial Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas. She specializes exclusively in surgical and non-surgical treatments of the face and neck, making her a stellar choice for your customized facelift in Austin. Our one-of-a-kind boutique experience is ideal for discerning clientele from around the globe who desire access to the best aesthetic treatments available, personalized consultations, customized accommodations, and extended support before, during, and after procedures.

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Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

What issues are addressed with a facelift?

With a facelift, you'll improve the appearance of looking tired or deflated, as well as any loss in facial contours. You'll also notice a lift in any sagging jowls, loose skin on the face and neck, and an overall lift of the neck, minimizing the look of a double chin.

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.

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.

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.

What causes heavy necks and jowls as I get older?

The aging process, coupled with factors like sun exposure, weight fluctuations, and genetics, can lead to a loss of skin elasticity and volume in the lower face and neck. This can result in the development of heavy, sagging necks and jowls.

How can a deep plane facelift address my sagging cheeks and jowls?

A deep plane facelift is a comprehensive surgical technique that lifts and repositions the underlying facial muscles and tissues, providing a more extensive and long-lasting solution for addressing significant signs of facial aging, including sagging cheeks and heavy jowls.

What is the difference between a deep plane facelift and a traditional facelift?

The key difference is that a deep plane facelift addresses the deeper layers of the facial structures, whereas a traditional facelift focuses more on the superficial skin and muscle layers. This allows the deep plane technique to provide a more dramatic, natural-looking rejuvenation.

How long does a deep plane facelift procedure take?

A deep plane facelift is a more complex procedure than a traditional facelift, typically taking 4 to 6 hours to complete, depending on the individual case and the surgeon's techniques.

How long is the recovery from a deep plane facelift?

Recovery from a facelift typically takes 1-2 weeks, during which time patients may experience swelling, bruising, and temporary numbness or tightness in the treated areas. Most people can return to all normal activities without restrictions within 2 to 3 weeks.

When can I expect to see the final results of my facelift?

Contour improvements can be seen immediately. However, it can take several months for all swelling to resolve and the final, refined results of a facelift to emerge, as the body heals. Patients can typically expect to see their full results around 6 to 12 months after the procedure.

Can a facelift be combined with other facial procedures?

Yes, a facelift is often performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), buccal fat removal, neck lift, lip lift, and earlobe repair to achieve a more comprehensive, harmonious result.

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