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 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
What Is A Mini Facelift?
Let’s say you’re ready for a surgical facial rejuvenation procedure but not the downtime and invasiveness of a full facelift. For these patients, Dr. Ho offers a mini facelift procedure as an option for women and men in Plano, TX and the surrounding areas. While it is not quite as comprehensive as a complete facelift at Beyond Beautiful, it also requires smaller incisions and a shorter recovery period compared to a regular facelift. A mini facelift, similar to a full facelift, can address various concerns related to facial aging, including lax skin, wrinkles, lines, and creases, by surgically tightening the facial skin and muscles and removing some fat. In addition to those who want a less extensive surgical procedure, a mini facelift may also be ideal for those who see some signs of premature aging that don’t necessarily need a comprehensive lift. In most cases, mini facelifts will not require general anesthesia.
What is a Vampire Facelift?
A vampire facelift is a cosmetic procedure that uses the patient’s blood. Unlike a vampire facial, which uses microneedling + PRP, a vampire facelift injects both plasma and a hyaluronic acid filler. The procedure can make skin look less wrinkled, firmer, and more elastic. At Beyond Beautiful, Dr. Vu Ho is committed to helping you feel your best and receive the most up-to-date and effective treatments.
A vampire facelift, sometimes called a platelet-rich plasma facelift, is a cosmetic procedure that uses the patient’s blood to potentially fight the signs of aging.
A similar treatment, known as the vampire facial, garnered a lot of attention back in 2013 when Kim Kardashian posted a selfie on Instagram of her face covered in blood. But how does it work?
After blood is drawn from your arm, the medical professional will separate the platelets from the rest of the blood using a centrifuge (a machine that spins quickly to separate fluids of different densities). The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) will be injected along with hyaluronic acid filler, like Juvederm.
The procedure may:
- reduce wrinkles
- plump skin
- diminish acne scars
- brighten dull skin
It’s safe for people of any age, but if you’re taking a blood thinner, have skin cancer, or have any medical condition related to blood, such as HIV or hepatitis C, a vampire facelift isn’t recommended.
- A vampire facelift is a noninvasive procedure requiring only topical anesthesia.
- There should be minimal downtime, and side effects may include burning, itching, or swelling.
- Make sure your procedure is done by a trained medical professional using a sterile needle.
- The procedure typically lasts about 1 to 2 hours and should have minimal downtime.
- If you’re comfortable with redness, you can likely return to work the next day.
- The procedure will likely take place in a medical office, but it can also happen in a spa, which is OK as long as you’re going to a reputable and trained professional.
- You’ll notice immediate smoothing, which is a result of the filler.
- In 2 to 3 weeks, you should see improved skin texture and glow, which can last for a year.
"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
"Super pleased with my outcome - I look and feel fabulous - All of my experiences with Dr. Ho and his staff have been exceptional including my initial consultation, actual surgery and all follow-up appointments. Dr. Ho listened to all my concerns and made great recommendations for me. I ended up having a lower facelift including neck, upper eyelid surgery, full-face Morpheus laser. Dr. Ho's manner has always been professional, confident, thorough and calming. He is genuinely concerned about each patient's outcome and so is his staff. I am super pleased with my outcome! I look and feel FABULOUS. I get complements on my appearance all the time. I would definitely recommend Dr. Ho and would do it again!"- S. / RealSelf / Aug 19, 2022
"I had a Facetite with Dr Vu Ho. Although the procedure was terrifying, the staff was supportive and comforting. Everything went smoothly. Dr Vu Ho explained the procedure and what to expect during the recovery period. After the consultation, I was not push nor rush to decide and put down a deposit. The staff was organized during my follow-up appointments to check on my recovery. I had no complications during my recovery. The results seems to turn out the way it was intended."- S.G. / Google / Apr 08, 2023
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
- $8,500 - $12,500
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In & Out-Patient
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.
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.
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