Do you look more tired than you feel or older than you want to? Significant advancements in surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation have helped to make facelifts more popular. Although temporary fillers can mask lines and wrinkles, just like any makeover, you need a good foundation provided by a facelift. While many people enjoy the nonsurgical rejuvenation of injectables, it is short-term and has certain limits. Even though a facelift is still not permanent, it will provide a longer lasting effect, provide a significant improvement, and creates a “wow” effect. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. A modern facelift by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rafi Bidros in Houston, allows you to appear well rested and more youthful rather than the wind-blown-like facelifts of the past.
"Dr. Bidros is absolutely phenomenal! I was SO impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. The office was super organized, clean and efficiently run. Michelle, Mandy, Jackie and Connie are all rock stars.!!! They get things done and are so incredible at their jobs, not to mention classy and beautiful. I will recommend Dr. Bidros to everyone. So easy to talk to and understand. Thank you!!!"- E.K. / Google / Feb 18, 2016
"It's been two years now that I had my BA surgery. I've am truly happy with my results. The entire process was awesome. Everything went so smoothly. They staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. Jackie and Mandy made me feel so welcoming and answered all the questions. Dr. Bidros is amazing at what he does. He is so professional and made me feel so comfortable. Thank goodness for his guidance because I was so indecisive and I'm so happy with his recommendations. I didn't have any complications and the recovery was faster than I expected. I truly believe it was because of Dr. Bridros skillful hands. He's the best!"- E.S. / Google / Jul 02, 2017
"I'm so blessed to have Dr.Birdros as my doctor!!! He is so caring and compassionate when it comes to patient care. I feel so comfortable to be under his care and I have total confidence in his recommendations regarding my situation. Dr. Birdros always takes his time in answering whatever questions I might have during the visit and I've never felt rushed at all !! Very rare quality to find in a physician these days !! He also has the best office staff ever!!! Thank you Mandy and Connie for always making me feel like I'm your only patient ! These ladies are awesome in their professionalism, kindness, and easy going personalities that you can't help but feel so special when you're around them!! They've always treated me with the utmost respect and were never unpleasant in any situation. I highly recommend Dr. Birdros to anyone searching for a good doctor with an amazing personality and awesome staff members!!!!!"- A.H. / Google / Jul 02, 2017
"Its been a little over a year since my BA surgery and I am extremely happy with my results! I get compliments all the time! The whole process was amazing and the staff is always so friendly and helpful. I just went to my last appointment and I'm kind of sad I wont be seeing them anymore. Dr Bidros is an expert at what he does and I would do it all over again if i had too."- L.V. / Google / Jun 18, 2017
"My breast surgeon recommended that I consult multiple plastic surgeons for reconstruction following a bilateral mastectomy. After meeting Dr. Bidros, I canceled my other appointments. His combination of professionalism and compassion are outstanding; and his care for me did not end at reconstruction, as he was genuinely concerned with my overall well being. Mandy, Jackie, Connie and the entire staff made every visit and phone call a pleasure in an uncertain and scary period of my life. Dr. Bidros and his team not only made me look like my old self, they also helped me feel like my old self when I thought that simply was not possible. I cannot thank them enough."- R.F. / Google / May 21, 2017
Dr. Bidros will discuss the different options available. The best choice depends on your facial features, hair style, skin type, and skin thickness. Dr. Bidros is trained in many different types of facelifts, using a variety of internal contouring techniques. Depending on the degree of change you’d like to see, your facelift choices include a traditional facelift, limited incision facelift or a neck lift. A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls, and neck. The underlying tissue is repositioned, and in many cases, the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted. Skin is redraped gently over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions. Every facelift needs to be individualized to your features, concerns, and cosmetic goals. While many plastic surgeons have a preferred facelift technique, Dr. Bidros does not since in his years of practice, he has found that no one procedure is best for every person.
Dr. Bidros typically performs this operation under general anesthesia, but you may prefer to be under intravenous sedation. Dr. Bidros will discuss sedation options during your consultation. When your procedure is completed, a bandage is gently placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising. A thin temporary tube may be placed to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin. Swelling and bruising are usually present for the first few days, but you should start seeing improvements soon. The visible improvements of a facelift appear as swelling and bruising resolves. Your final result should not only restore a more youthful and rested appearance, but also help you feel more confident about yourself.
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- Average Cost
- $14,900 - $17,000
If you are bothered by the signs of aging in your face, a facelift may be right for you. A facelift improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids
- Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
- Fat that has become displaced
- Looseness in the lower face that has created jowls
- Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw creating a “double chin”
Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are a brow lift to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.
A facelift will not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process, but it can make you appear 5-15 years younger. A true facelift can only be performed surgically; nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and can also be used to complement the results of facelift surgery.
Once healed, the incision lines from a facelift are typically well concealed within the hairline and in the natural contours of the face and ear. Dr. Bidros is very careful when making incisions, keeping them thin, straight, and as small as possible. Every patient will be given scar care instructions that will help the incision heal faster and fade as much as possible.
A variety of other procedures can further enhance the outcome of a facelift. They include:
- Soft tissue augmentation to re-contour the facial structure
- Resurfacing techniques (a peel or dermabrasion) to improve the texture of facial skin
- Wrinkle reduction by injection of fillers or fat