What is a facelift?
The human face often shows signs of aging more readily than other parts of the body. The effects of sun, gravity, muscle relaxation, and tone reduction contribute to an aged appearance. A facelift is a widely popular procedure that women and men choose to mitigate the effects of aging and achieve lasting, youthful-looking results. At Beyond Beautiful Texas in Plano, TX, facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, uses modern facelift techniques to allow the procedure to be completed in a relatively short time on an outpatient basis. As a result, patients are able to resume normal activities without extended downtime.
A facelift by Dr. Ho will consist of:
- General anesthesia
- Strategically placed incisions around the ears for optimal healing
- Excess fatty tissue being removed
- Deep underlying tissue and remaining loose skin being pulled up and back in a more youthful position
What Are The Benefits Of A Facelfit?
A personalized facelift procedure designed and performed by Dr. Ho can dramatically rejuvenate your look with benefits that include:
- Offering multiple treatment options
- Addressing multiple signs of aging
- Smoothing lines, wrinkles, and creases
- Tightening and lifting sagging skin on the face and neck
- Reducing droopy jowls and a double chin
- Defining the jawline
- Restoring lost volume
- Effective for both men and women
- Results can be stunning and long-lasting
"So Worth It! Dr Ho gave me my confidence back - My profile and double chin is genetic and has bothered me for some time. It has gotten worse in the last couple of years. I was referred to Dr Ho by a good friend. I was very comfortable with him immediately and he felt I would be very happy with a lower face and neck lift. When he did the surgery, there was more fat than he realized. So my healing time was a bit longer than most. But Dr Ho and his staff never pushed me away and stayed on top of my healing process. They even met me at the office on a holiday when I needed some care. They truly do care about their patients. Dr Ho is an amazing surgeon. But his after care is top notch. He saw me in his office numerous times. I am 100% happy with my results. I only regret not calling sooner. Dr Ho gave me my confidence back. He and his staff really care and treated me as if I was their most important patient. I highly recommend Dr Ho!"- P. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2021
"Dr Vu Ho and his entire staff is amazing and professional. I was referred to him by a close friend. My only regret is not calling sooner. Dr Ho performed a lower face and neck lift on me. I am so incredibly happy with my results. He has the best bedside manner- he is so caring and soft spoken and in tune with every need. The after care after my surgery is what really impressed my husband and me. Dr Ho saw me on several occasions until he was sure I was completely healed and his staff always returned phone calls when I had concerns. I would not go to another doctor. Dr Ho gave me my confidence back and I feel and look so much younger."- M.L. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2021
"9 weeks PO FaceTite and Morpheus8 - everyday my neck is shrinking - 9wpo Facetite and Morpheus 8. Very happy with my results. Double chin and rolls in my neck had taken over. But not anymore, everyday I wake up my neck is shirking more and more. I can't believe it. Dr. Ho and his staff are amazing. Nice, bright, clean and comfortable office/facility. 5 star customer service. I would recommend this procedure. Worth every dollar."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 22, 2021
"9 weeks PO FaceTite and Morpheus8 - neck's shrinking everyday! - 9wpo Facetite and Morpheus 8. Very happy with my results. Double chin and rolls in my neck had taken over. But not anymore, everyday I wake up my neck is shirking more and more. I can't believe it. Dr. Ho and his staff are amazing. Nice, bright, clean and comfortable office/facility. 5 star customer service. I would recommend this procedure. Worth every dollar."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 22, 2021
"I love Dr. Vu Ho and staff! My eyes, face and neck look fantastic! I was looking tired.. but NO MORE! My results are incredible!"- K.M. / Google / May 14, 2021
Who is a candidate for facelift surgery?
The best candidates for facelift surgery:
- Have aged skin with lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin
- Have realistic expectations
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
What to Expect during facelift surgery
Facelift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility where the patient is under general anesthesia. With carefully-placed incisions behind the ear and around the hairline, extraneous tissue, skin, and fat are removed from the face. The underlying tissue and muscles are tightened to provide long-term effects from the procedure. Sagging skin is repositioned where it is re-draped tighter for a smooth, natural appearance. Facelift surgery typically takes around 4 hours to complete.
How long is recovery after a facelift?
After a facelift, a dressing will be placed over the surgical site and it will be replaced during the initial follow-up visit. It’s normal to experience pain and discomfort, which can be alleviated with medication prescribed by the surgeon. There should also be an expectation of swelling and bruising up to 2 weeks after surgery. After about 2 weeks, most patients can resume normal activities like going back to work and working out. After about 3 weeks, patients are able to notice the dramatic and natural results of the surgery. While facelifts offer long-term solutions, just like any other surgery, the effects are not permanent since the face will naturally age. However, a patient will still look younger compared to if he or she had never had the surgery.
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Which technique is best for me?
The best technique for you will vary based on your concerns, goals, level of skin laxity, which areas of your face are being addressed, and other factors. To produce your best results, our skilled surgeons will discuss the different surgical techniques during your consultation. We can then help you choose which technique is best.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
Although there are several great nonsurgical skin tightening procedures, these can usually only give you mild improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, facelift surgery is the best choice to improve your appearance. During your consultation, we will discuss your choices, including nonsurgical procedures, to help you select what is best for your goals.
Will my results look natural?
Some patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look shiny, overly tight, or like they live in a wind tunnel. Our team focuses on giving you results that look natural, so you appear refreshed and not fake. We will listen to your needs and goals before developing your personal treatment plan to produce your best results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $12,500
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In & Out-Patient
Look Younger Naturally
You can turn back the hands of time successfully with a facelift surgery. The surgery can address all the tell-tale signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. Not only will you look years younger, but you’ll feel better about yourself. Give our office a call today to inquire about a facelift.
SAfety and comfort
Dr. Ho and our entire staff are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. All patients undergoing general anesthesia require pre-operative clearance.
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