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The effects of time, genetics, and stress contribute to visible signs of aging and the loss of facial definition. As tissues descend, the face and neck begin to hollow and sag. When performed by Dr. Givens, a board-certified and our top female facial plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence, a custom facelift in Austin will literally turn back the hands of time to provide the natural youthfulness and confidence that you desire and deserve.

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What is a Facelift?

Otherwise known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to give the face a more youthful aesthetic. This is accomplished through a process of reshaping the lower half of the face and removing excess skin. A facelift has the ability to tighten jowls (hanging skin around the jawline).  It can also attenuate fine lines surrounding the mouth and nose region, as well as excess, hanging skin in the neck. 

Facelift surgery is typically carried out on an outpatient basis. Depending on many factors, the practitioner may decide to employ a combination of local anesthetics and sedatives or general anesthesia. The procedure generally lasts anywhere from 2 to 5 hours. 

The Ideal Candidate for the Austin Facelift

A facelift is the gold standard of long-term facial rejuvenation. The ideal candidate for the a facelift is a non-smoking, realistic individual without medical conditions that impair healing. Over time, your facial tissues lose volume and move downward creating a tired, wrinkled, and aged appearance.

 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 loss of a defined neckline. Patients with these physical changes independent of their actual age are excellent candidates for a facelift with Dr. Givens. 

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.

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.

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Dr. Victoria Givens Discusses Facelift Techniques

     The Benefits of a Facelift

Issues Addressed with a Facelift

  • A tired, deflated facial appearance
  • Loss of youthful facial contours
  • Sagging jowls
  • A double chin
  • Loose skin on the face and neck
  • Excess fat of the neck
  • Skin aging, laxity, and wrinkles


  • 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

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.

When it comes to your face, there is no reason to compromise on quality. From your first consultation to the final reveal, Dr. Givens invests her time and resources into learning about you, understanding your aesthetic goals, and developing a personalized plan and customized approach tailored specifically to your individual needs.

What does Recovery Entail?

Preparation for recovery after a facelift begins at your one-on-one initial consultation with Dr. Givens at her Austin office. While recovery after the Austin Custom Lift is generally about 2-3 weeks, this may vary depending on a patient’s innate healing abilities and the extent of work performed. 

Givens Facial Plastic Surgery provides all surgical candidates with a Surgery & Post-Treatment Care Book pertaining to the individual procedures chosen. Each book provides a detailed aftercare plan based on prior patient experiences and commonly asked questions. Topics of discussion include recommended post-surgery items to purchase, postoperative care and cleaning instructions, a 30-day recovery guide, and a timeline for return to normal activities including bathing, beauty care, exercise, work, and things to avoid. 

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.

Why Choose Dr. Givens for a Custom Facelift in Austin?

Dr. Givens performs the Austin Custom Lift to improve visible signs of aging and redefine the contours of the lower face and neckline, providing results that last for decades. The secret behind this innovative technique lies in the detailed and precise surgical approach that is employed. Dr. Givens carefully places well-hidden incisions within the hairline and natural creases of the ear, removes excess facial and neck fat, lifts and resuspends the deep facial and neck musculature to their original position, and repositions the skin for a tensionless closure. This advanced method allows for the restoration of a natural, refreshed appearance.

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Does a Facelift treat your entire face?

Sun damage, the force of gravity, genetics, and exposure to societal norms (air pollution, alcohol, smoking, second-hand smoke, generic makeup) compound the effects of the aging process and result in a variety of unwanted physical changes to the face and neck. While these age-related changes may be visible on the upper face (forehead and eyes), a facelift only treats the lower face from the cheekbone down to the chin and the neckline. It is common to incorporate additional procedures to complement the results of your facelift. These treatments include a brow lift and eyelid rejuvenation, facial implant placement, neurotoxin and filler injection, nasal reshaping, and skin resurfacing treatments.

How soon will my face appear naturally refreshed after surgery?

While the recovery process is highly individualized, you should see results after only a few weeks. However, patience is required as total improvement may require several months. Many patients plan their surgery around an upcoming major life event that could involve scrutiny in the public eye. Allowing for at least three months of healing prior to partaking in your facelift in Austin is usually more than adequate.

What is the cost of a facelift in Austin?

The cost of a facelift is variable and depends on individual patient anatomy, complexity of the case, and whether or not other adjunctive aesthetic procedures will be performed simultaneously. Rather than focus on a specific number, you should concentrate on selecting a surgeon with significant experience and whom you trust to give you the results you desire. A detailed quote that includes all necessary fees will be provided during your private consultation with Dr. Givens.


The time required to perform a facelift is based on surgeon experience, operative technique, and complexity of patient anatomy. Additional time may be required if your procedure is performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation treatments. When it comes to your face, there is no reason to compromise on quality.

I have had a prior unsatisfactory outcome with a Facelift and/or other facial plastic surgery procedures. Can you help?

Most of the time, an experienced surgeon can produce long-lasting results that both of you are pleased with—often for several decades. However, in surgery as in life, there are no guarantees. Dr. Givens is well-versed in the art of revision surgery. Depending on the nature and extent of the previous surgery, your options may be limited. Dr. Givens will provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to set realistic expectations for your facelift. It is essential to understand that while surgery can restore a balanced, youthful appearance, it cannot stop the natural aging process over time.

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