The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that facelift surgery is the fifth most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the USA. This comes as no surprise to Dr. Michel Siegel, who specializes in facial plastic surgery. In fact, he has successfully performed thousands of natural looking facelifts, making him one of the top facelift doctors practicing in Houston.
When Should I Get A Facelift Versus A Neck Lift? Or Should I Start with Injectables?
The aim of a facelift is to create a youthful definition at the jawline and smooth your facial skin. If this is your area of primary concern, this procedure may be right for you. In contrast, a neck lift helps tighten muscle and sagging skin, reducing the appearance of a double chin, “turkey wattle,” or smooth visible muscle bands on the neck.
If you’d like to refresh the overall appearance of your face and neck, Dr. Siegel can perform both a facelift and a neck lift in one surgical procedure. While facelifts and neck lifts are surgical procedures, typically involving incisions, tissue modification, and anesthesia, injectable treatments can work wonders – up to a point.
As their name suggests, injectables work to restore volume loss and fill in an area of the face with wrinkles, creases, and lines. While BOTOX® injections reduce wrinkles by preventing your facial muscles from contracting, dermal fillers like collagen, Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm® smooth wrinkles by adding volume. Injectables are an excellent option for patients who have minor cosmetic concerns would like to avoid surgical correction as long as possible.
Injectable treatments typically last between six and twelve months, so injections will need to be repeated at regular intervals to maintain the smoothing effect. Injectables can also be combined with a facelift or neck lift to further enhance your look or maintain results. When you come in for an initial consultation, Dr. Siegel will help you decide if a facelift, neck lift, injectables, or a combination is right for you.
What Is the Most Common Age at Which People Get A Facelift In Houston?
A facelift typically be performed on any patient over 40 years old who suffers from facial drooping and who wants to achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance. The most common age for a facelift is between the ages of 50 and 60. The right age for you to have a facelift will depend on your skin quality, health, and your personal aesthetic vision.
How Long Do the Results of A Facelift Surgery Last?
Since each person and each facelift procedure is different, there is no single answer to this question. When performed properly with advanced techniques, like those Dr. Siegel uses, facelift results can last up to 15 years or longer. You can help preserve your facelift results by taking excellent care of your skin, coming to see Dr. Siegel for follow-up appointments as necessary, and using injectable treatments to boost the rejuvenating effect of your procedure.
Ultherapy for Skin Rejuvenation
Some patients can achieve remarkable improvements in skin quality with Ultherapy and can enhance and prolong the results of a facelift with this advanced treatment. Ultherapy is the single FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment to lift and firm neck, chin and brow, and to smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. If you are seeking a truly effective skin smoothing and tightening procedure, talk to Dr. Siegel about Ultherapy – it is the gold standard, non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment.