When dermal fillers and injectables stop giving you the anti-aging benefits that you desire, it may be time to consider a facelift. Dr. Balinger offers facelift surgery for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is plastic surgery for moderate to severe wrinkles that cannot be reduced with dermal fillers, injectables, medical spa treatments, and other conservative approaches. Modern facelift techniques allow Dr. Balinger to tighten specific areas of the face or the entire face, depending on the patient’s individual anatomy and anti-aging needs.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
The average cost of facelift is $6,000 to $18,500. After the consultation with Dr. Balinger, we review the costs of your personalized treatment plan. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?
- Corrects moderate to severe wrinkles, creases and folds
- May help you look up to 10 years younger
- Can be combined with non-surgical treatments, such as dermal fillers and injectables
- Results may last 10 to 15 years
What is a Mini Facelift?
A mini face lift is less involved than a full facelift and targets sagging and wrinkles in the lower third of the face. Dr. Balinger may recommend a mini face lift if sagging and wrinkles are primarily along the jaw, chin, neck, and other areas of the lower face.
How is a Facelift Performed?
The location of the incisions for your facelift is based on where you have sagging skin and wrinkles. Dr. Balinger may make incisions around your ear and along the scalp in the hairline, or he may use incisions only along the scalp. For a mini facelift, the incisions are typically made around the ears. After making the incisions, Dr. Balinger pulls the skin taut and trims any excess. For a full facelift, he may also tighten the muscles, reposition the fat, and remove small amounts of fat.
What is Recovery Like After a Facelift?
Recovering from a full facelift may take one to two months. Patients who have mini facelifts tend to recover in less than one week. Expect to have swelling, discomfort and bruising, although these symptoms tend to be less severe with a mini face lift.
How Long Will a Facelift Results Last?
Each person ages differently, so it is difficult to say exactly how long the results of your facelift will last. On average, the results of a traditional facelift lasts 10 to 15 years, and results for a mini facelift tend to last around five years.
Sagging, severe wrinkles, and facial folds can be corrected with a mini or full facelift. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers facelift surgery for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free facelift consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.