Facelift & Neck Lift in San Antonio TX
Age, gravity, heredity, stress, and environmental exposures can affect one’s appearance over time. With the skin’s loss of elasticity, wrinkles and sagging of the face may occur. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is performed to improve one’s appearance and restore youthful contours. Excess skin and sagging of the mid and lower face, as well as deep creases, are addressed.
This procedure is often combined with a neck lift, which targets the excess fat under the chin, jowls, neck skin laxity, and the bothersome “turkey wattle.” A facelift and/or neck lift can help one’s outward appearance match their inner youth. Dr. Jessica Belz in San Antonio, TX specializes in facelift and neck lift surgery. Call today to schedule a consultation.
How is a face and neck lift surgery performed?
Facelift and neck lift surgery are performed under general anesthesia. Swelling and bruising are common and most patients return to work two to three weeks after surgery. It is very important to avoid strenuous activity and exercise until released by Dr. Belz.
Who is an ideal candidate for a facelift?
An ideal candidate for a facelift is a healthy, non-smoking individual with realistic expectations, who desires a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
What are the risks of facelift surgery?
Risks of facelift surgery include: bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, skin or hair loss, numbness, facial nerve injury, unfavorable scarring, asymmetries, cardiopulmonary complications, and anesthesia risks. Dr. Belz will address these risks and all of your questions in your personalized consultation.
How long is recovery after a facelift?
Swelling and bruising are very common after facelift surgery and most patients take off work for two to three weeks. It is important to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity until cleared by Dr. Belz, usually four to six weeks after surgery.
Which facial rejuvenation procedure is right for me?
At your personalized consultation, Dr. Belz will help you determine which type of facial rejuvenation procedure best suits your needs. Incisions for a face and neck lift are typically disguised in the hairline or along the natural creases of your face and neck.
Dr. Jessica Belz proudly provides patients from San Antonio, TX and the surrounding areas with facelift and neck lift surgery. Contact us at (210) 497-7100 or fill out a Contact Form here to schedule your consultation.