Facelift & Brow Lift
A facelift (rhytidectomy) addresses the “jowl” area on the lower face as well as the cheek and neck. Incisions are customized for the individual patient, but generally extend from the sideburn, around in front of the ear, and then behind the ear in the hairline. On a thin face with little skin excess, a mini-facelift may be done with similar incisions. An incision under the chin may be needed for more extensive tightening on the neck. For the right person, the results of a facelift may last for up to 15 years.
Browlift (forehead lift) surgery is designed to elevate the outer brow. The elevation of the brow not only restores a youthful slope to the brow, but it also lifts skin off the outer upper lid. Additionally, wrinkles across the forehead and between the eyebrows can be treated by resecting the muscles in these areas, a surgical Botox that is permanent. Brow Lift may involve either small incisions concealed in the hairline or a longer incision over the top of the scalp, generally still behind the hairline.
If you are planning on having a facelift or browlift and you would like to learn more about how to prepare for your surgery and what to expect during your recovery, watch Dr. Houser’s instructional video on facial surgery.
Achieving a natural look from plastic surgery is a common patient concern. During your private consultation, Dr. Houser will answer any questions you have about your surgery. He will also work hard to ensure that he understands your desired outcome. This is the best way to ensure patient satisfaction. Dr. Houser does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to plastic surgery and understands that no two patients are just alike. Whether you are looking to make a dramatic change in your appearance or to simply enhance or reclaim your natural beauty, Dr. Houser can help you achieve your goals.
Generally yes, but it depends on the individual patient and the length and difficulty of the planned operations. Dr. Houser will be happy to discuss this with you during your consultation.
The best candidate for a facelift or brow lift is an individual who
- Is in good overall health
- Is a non-smoker
- Has a positive outlook and specific, realistic goals for the results of the surgery
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a brow lift or a facelift is during a private consultation with Dr. Houser.
A facelift will help to correct excess skin and sagging skin on the lower face and cheek areas. The results are a smoother, firmer facial appearance.
A brow lift corrects a sagging brow, minimizes creases and wrinkles of the forehead, and between the brows. A brow lift will raise the eyebrows giving you a more youthful, rested, and relaxed appearance.
Although recovery time varies from patient to patient, recovery time for facelifts and browlifts is about 2 weeks. Full results of the surgery may not be fully visible for 1-2 months.
To allow for full recovery and full results, you should, if possible, give yourself 2 months between your surgery and your event. If you are considering this, please schedule your consultation far in advance and let Dr. Houser and our staff know about your important dates.