Saturday, July 7, 2012

How much younger will I look after a facelift?

This is a common question posed by many of my facelift patients. When performing facial rejuvenation surgery, I am not trying to turn back time (Cher reference unintended), but simply wanting to provide a more refreshed and rejuvenated result. I expect friends and family to say, “You look rested”, or “Have you lost weight?”, or “Something looks different, is it your hair?”.

A facelift should look unoperated, not pulled or windswept. Scars should be well concealed around the ears and hairline. I pride myself that my facelift scars, even on the shortest of hairstyles, the scars are almost completely inconspicuous.

That being said, a facelift should make one look about 10-12 years younger. Facelifts should last about 10-15 years depending on the technique and type of facelift. But most importantly, facelifts should look natural and provide a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Dr. Funk is a facelift surgeon in Houston and performs face and neck lifts on patients from Houston, Katy, Sugarland, and Clear Lake.