Restore Youthful Definition toFace and Neck with a Custom Face lift
The goal of a facelift is to re-establish a smooth, continuous jawline, restoring a beautiful, more youthful definition. This is achieved by smoothing and tightening sagging, wrinkled, tissue and skin. Especially with Dr. Siegel’s innovative Vertical Facelift™ procedure, a custom facelift can bring about a remarkable degree of facial rejuvenation with a few key modifications. If you’re suffering from drooping, aging, facial features, Dr. Siegel can give you a more youthful appearance with his state-of-the-art surgical techniques.
What is the cost of a facelift in
The cost of a facelift with Dr. Siegel varies, but typically ranges between $10,000 to $12,000.
Is a Face lift Right for Me?
A facelift candidate would want to resolve the following signs of facial aging:
- Lack of jawline definition
- Facial wrinkles, lines, and creases
- Marionette lines (creases extending from corner of mouth onto chin)
- Etched-in smile and frown lines
- Sagging cheeks
- Double chin
- Excess fat on upper neck zone
Dr. Siegel is a great surgeon all around, technically and as a human being. I am so happy with the results of my surgery, he undersold and over-delivered. I had a Vertical Facelift about 5 months ago, and results speak for themselves. He spends a lot of time during the consultation explaining how and why, the procedure and recovery was easier than expected. There were no drains, swelling and bruising and swelling were minimal and I was presentable a week after surgery. The results have gotten better in the last several months, as the swelling has decreased and the scars have healed. I would definitely trust and recommend Dr. Siegel to my family and friends.
The Facelift Process
A Personal, In-Depth Consultation
The first step in undergoing facelift surgery is a consultation with Dr. Siegel at his private, boutique luxury, Houston plastic surgery practice. During this visit, he will listen to your concerns, discuss your desired outcomes with you, and examine the current condition of your facial skin and tissue. Based on the examination he will craft a personalized surgical plan to restore your face to a fresh, natural, youthful look. Dr. Siegel will generate a three-dimensional facelift “before and after” image so you can see what to expect with your results. With your input on this image, the facelift will be individualized further as you and Dr. Siegel work together to make the necessary tweaks to ensure the final look meets your personal vision. There is no time limit on your consultation. Dr. Siegel will work closely with you to plan the alterations until the perfect balanced look is agreed upon.
Preparing for a Facelift: What’s Involved?
Since each facelift surgery is different, the guidelines Dr. Siegel gives you to prepare for your procedure may vary. For example, the preparatory measures taken for a lower facelift may be different than those for a forehead lift or a more traditional facelift. Some pre-operative safety precautions – such as staying properly hydrated and not taking medications that could interfere with anesthesia or thin the blood – are standard for all surgeries. You will be provided with a precise list of everything you need to do prior to surgery. Following these guidelines for the week before and your recovery after your facelift will help ensure that you remain healthy and enjoy beautiful results.
The Facelift Procedure
As each procedure is customized, the specific techniques Dr. Siegel uses for your facelift will depend on the current condition of your facial skin, the degree of sagging, drooping, jowls, creases, lines, wrinkles, excess fat, or loss of facial volume. The length of a facelift can differ, but it is typically about two to four hours. Most often, Dr. Siegel uses just twilights sedation- a combination of local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, rather than general anesthesia.
The Vertical Facelift™
Older facelift techniques involved pulling the sagging skin, removing the excess, and repositioning it over the existing muscle structure, resulting in an odd, over-stretched or “windswept” appearance. Dr. Siegel evolved the vertical facelift™ method after years of performing facelift surgeries. As gravity causes the facial tissues to descend, Dr. Siegel “re-suspends” them in a vertical, or “antigravity” direction.
Repositioning the underlying muscle structure in this technique re-establishes the youthful contours of the face, creating a natural, refreshed look. For his vertical mini facelift, Dr. Siegel makes seamless incisions to better suspend the tissue and remove excess skin for beautiful, natural-looking results.
What is Recoveryfrom a Facelift Like?
Dr. Siegel’s expertly-placed incisions—resulting in imperceptible scars, minimal use of anesthesia, and exceptional surgical skills in performing facelift surgery could allow you to recover far more quickly and easily than expected. There are many natural ways to speed facelift recovery, but you can typically expect to return to work after just a week with little to no sign of having undergone facial surgery – this is the expected recovery time after a facelift from Dr. Siegel.
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 face lift 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.
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.
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.
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.