Facelift in Austin by Dr. Wilder
If you are tired of looking older than you feel because of wrinkles and sagging skin on your face, a facelift may be the perfect procedure for you. A facelift is a procedure that lifts and pulls the skin on the face, therefore removing wrinkles and eliminating sagging. Getting a facelift in Austin by Dr. Wilder is a wonderful way to take years off of your appearance with a minimally invasive outpatient surgery. If you are interested in a facelift procedure in Austin, please fill out the form to request a consultation with Dr. Wilder.
Are You a Facelift Candidate?
Typically, patients over the age of 18 who are displaying signs of aging are candidates for a facelift. A facelift is considered a safe procedure as long as you are healthy and in good physical shape. Ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are experiencing wrinkles, sagging eyelids, sagging skin on the jaw or chin or anywhere on your face. If you only have certain problem areas, such as wrinkles on the forehead or sagging eyelids, you might only need a brow lift (forehead lift) or eyelid lift. If you have signs of aging on your entire face, you are a great candidate for a facelift.
About Facelift Procedures
During your facelift, the excess skin and fat on your face is removed, the muscles under your skin are tightened and the remaining skin is draped over the face. This results in a much firmer, fresher looking face. Depending on your current facial structure and appearance, the results of your facelift may very subtle or very dramatic. Because every individual has unique facial structures, the results can vary greatly with each person. The surgery itself takes several hours to complete and can cause temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin. A tight feeling and dry skin may also be possible. To learn more about the facelift procedure, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilder so that you can get individualized tips and suggestions about if a facelift is the right procedure for you.
Facelift Recovery and Results
The results of the facelift surgery can last anywhere from five to ten years, which can vary with each patient. As the years pass, your face will continue to age, so those who want to continue presenting a more youthful appearance can choose to get another facelift from Dr. Wilder if they feel it is necessary. You will usually be able go back to work in 10 to 14 days after having a facelift in Austin, however you must avoid strenuous activity for 2 weeks or more, and bruising can last typically last 2 to 3 weeks. Facelift patients should avoid alcohol, steam baths and saunas for several months. After a facelift, you should limit exposure to sun for several months as well.
If you are interested in Austin facelift procedures with Dr. Wilder, please fill out the form on the right section of this page. If you are interested in any other Austin plastic surgery procedures, such as tummy tuck or breast augmentation, you can also discuss this with Dr. Wilder during the consultation.