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, fat transfer, 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 for a facelift in Austin?
Costs for a facelift will depend on the nature of your surgery, and on whether you undergo any other cosmetic procedures at the same time. You can expect to pay facility fees, anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, medication fees, and postoperative garment fees, for example. The doctor can provide specific information on the cost of your procedure during your private consultation.
How long does the procedure take to complete?
The length of your facelift procedure will vary depending on how many cosmetic procedures are done at the same time. If you are undergoing blepharoplasty, a neck lift, or a brow lift at the same time, your total treatment time will be longer than doing only a facelift. The doctor will provide specific details about your surgery after your private consultation.
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 in Austin. It is essential to understand that while surgery can restore a balanced, youthful appearance, it cannot stop the natural aging process over time.