A facelift is a very popular cosmetic procedure that helps patients overcome a number of signs of aging. Patients can enjoy a more youthful appearance following this surgery that usually lasts just a few hours. Recovery times vary, but most patients can expect to be back at work within a week.
To help you reduce the signs of aging and achieve a youthful, rested appearance, Dr. Vishnu Rumalla performs facelift surgery at his practice serving Keller, Southlake and Fort Worth, Texas.
The medical term for a facelift is rhytidectomy. A facelift is a commonly performed procedure in the practice to address many of the signs of aging seen in our face and neck. The effects of time, gravity, and the sun conspire to increase skin laxity, decrease fat volume, and even shrink the size of our facial bones. These effects lead to the formation of jowls, sagging of the cheeks, deepening of the nasolabial folds, and the formation of platysmal bands in the neck. Once these features become established, minimally invasive treatments like fillers and skin resurfacing techniques are usually inadequate at reversing theses signs of age.
A facelift incision is designed so that it can be naturally hidden in the crease in front and continuing behind the ear. In our Keller practice, Dr. Rumalla prefers to perform a facelift procedure which involves both skin and muscle repositioning and tightening. We believe that the combined skin and muscle facelift technique lasts longer. Dr. Rumalla performs a facelift under general anesthesia at our surgery center or at the hospital. The procedure typically takes three hours when performed alone and patients are encouraged to stay overnight. Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are a brow lift, to correct a sagging brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate your eyes. We want your look to be both refreshing and flattering. Most people are able to wear makeup in five days and can be back at a desk job in one week. Full recovery takes up to a few weeks with scars continuing to mature over several months. Please click on the 3D video link to see 3D virtual animation of various facelift techniques. Because of the inability to protect our patients’ identity, there are no before-or-after facial procedures on the website and Dr. Rumalla will be happy to show you pictures during a personal consultation.
If you are interested in facelift surgery performed at our Fort Worth, Keller, or Southlake practice, please set up a courtesy cosmetic consultation with Dr. Rumalla to discuss your facelift goals.