Turn back the hands of time with an artfully performed facelift in Houston with triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Lyos.
A facelift with Dr. Lyos is second to none. Using the latest surgical techniques, Dr. Lyos is known for producing refined results that routinely endure five to ten years. After the procedure, Dr. Lyos's patients appear subtly enhanced and naturally refreshed - never artificial, giving back to them their bright and youthful appearance.
You may be ready for a facelift in The Woodlands if you:
Depending on your age and the signs of aging you're having addressed, you will either undergo a mini or full facelift with Dr. Lyos. Here's what you need to know:
The mini facelift involves small incisions along the hairline and a relatively quick recovery period. The procedure exclusively targets sagging skin, wrinkles, and unwanted fat along the jaw, lower cheeks and neck. As such, it's ideal for younger Houston patients who want to address the earliest signs of facial aging.
For older patients who want a comprehensive transformation, there is no substitute for a traditional, full facelift. Through a lengthy incision, Dr. Lyos can address sagging cheeks, deep eye creases, prominent mouth lines, heavy jowls and more. Because this procedure is more intensive than the mini, it is typically reserved for patients in their 50s and 60s.
There are several facelift surgical techniques, but they are not all created equal. Some require a greater degree of skill and some are known for producing subpar results. Being informed will help you make smart decisions not only about your procedure – but about the surgeon you select as well.
Through tiny incisions, a microscopic camera (endoscope) and tiny surgical instruments are used to restore a youthful appearance. This approach is ideal for patients who want to address sagging muscles and fat, but don't need to remove a large amount of excess skin.
SMAS is the new gold-standard technique for facelifts. It involves tightening and lifting the underlying facial structure to enhance your contours, before trimming away excess skin. This approach is relied upon for producing organic results that last.
This technique is outdated and should be avoided. It involves creating a large incision and lifting and suturing the skin to a higher location. Because the underlying facial structure remains untouched, the results are not as natural or long-lasting when compared to alternative approaches.
Your Houston facelift will be done under general anesthesia in the comfort and safety of our state-of-the-art Houston surgical center. You will be asleep throughout the procedure, so you won't feel any pain or discomfort as Dr. Lyos creates your incisions and elevate, firms and smooths your skin.
When you awaken from surgery, your face will be wrapped in bandages to protect the area. We will then move you to the recovery room, where you will be closely monitored by our nursing staff and anesthesiologist. Dr. Lyos will have you transferred to 1 of our overnight care suites, where you will have one on one care for your first night. Your family will be notified once you are settled in and they can join you.
While this procedure is much like turning back a clock, even the best facelift can't stop the aging process. As such, Dr. Lyos recommends preserving your results with a healthy skincare regimen moving forward. He and his staff will compose a custom treatment plan just for you, and it will likely involve a combination of at-home care and in-office, non-surgical maintenance
Having a facelift performed by our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Lyos, will be painless, as it is performed under general anesthesia. To manage the discomfort and pain following surgery you will have a prescription for pain medication, but soon you will only require over the counter pain medication. Your recovery will be monitored with follow-up appointments to ensure all is proceeding as it should.
There will be surgical scars but they are hidden from sight within the hairline or around the creases of the ears, so they are invisible once you have fully healed. The care with which the procedure is performed, along with suturing technique are critical factors in ensuring you are free from visible scars. Dr. Lyos, our board-certified plastic surgeon is known for his excellent surgical techniques and for achieving very natural looking results – not an unnatural, pulled look. You want to look like yourself – just younger and more attractive. That’s what you can achieve under the care of Dr. Lyos in Houston.
The results of a facelift last for many years but will not stop the natural aging process. When your facelift is performed by our experienced, triple board-certified surgeon, Dr. Lyos, you can expect the results of your expertly performed facelift to last for many years, based upon your skin quality and age. If your face once again begins to sag or droop, another procedure can be performed, but this will be years in the future, particularly if you care for your skin correctly. A full facelift typically has results that last ten to fifteen years, and a mini-facelift (addressing mid-face region) will last up to five years.
The first step is a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lyos. He will review your medical history and conduct a physical examination of your skin and tissue. You will undergo testing to ensure you are safe to undergo surgery. You may need to adjust medications or dietary supplements. Blood thinning products such as aspirin or anti-inflammatories, and some herbal products that thin the blood must be avoided. All preparatory actions will be discussed in detail in your consultation. Eat healthy foods, drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol prior to your surgical appointment.
A non-surgical facelift cannot produce the results of a surgical facelift. A surgical facelift repairs sagging facial muscles, removes excess skin, repositions tissues, and is a full facial rejuvenation. A non-surgical facelift will smooth lines and wrinkles, add volume to cheeks for a lifting effect, but cannot remove excess sagging facial skin or lift sagging jowls.
You should expect to see some results immediately, but your face will initially be swollen. Don’t worry – as the swelling and bruising subsides, typically around two to three weeks after surgery, your new look is revealed. After about two weeks, the swelling and bruising is greatly diminished, allowing you to return to your work and normal social activities. The results will continue to improve for up to about one year, although only you will be likely to notice these final subtle changes. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best facelift Houston, TX has to offer.
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