Facelift San Antonio
Facelift, or rhytidectomy, can improve visible signs of aging on the face by tightening facial muscles, removing excess fat, and redraping the skin of the face and neck. Facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures because it effectively addresses several problems that can affect the face as we age, among them:
- Sun damage
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Deep creases between the nose and mouth
- Jowls around the jaw line
- Excess fat and folds around the neck
Contact our plastic surgery center in San Antonio for more facelift information or to schedule a consultation.
A facelift can give the entire face a refreshed, more youthful appearance by tightening the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other effects of the natural aging process. And, when combined with other procedures such as eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, or brow lift, you can achieve a total facial makeover that can make you look and feel years younger.
During your initial facelift consultation, Dr. Constance Barone will conduct an evaluation of your face, paying particular attention to your skin and the underlying bone structure. She will also ask if you have any medical conditions such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, problems with blood clotting, or a tendency to scar easily. Dr. Barone encourages patients to be honest and forthright about whether they smoke and/or are taking any medications or drugs, including aspirin. It is important that the initial consult is a frank discussion between you and Dr. Barone in order to avoid problems or complications with the surgery down the road. Dr. Barone will also take this opportunity to be equally honest with you about all aspects of the procedure, including risks and possible alternatives, plastic surgery costs and financing information, and how best to meet your goals.
Dr. Barone will provide you with guidelines on what to eat and drink before the surgery, as well as which medications or vitamins
supplements to take and which to avoid. Our San Antonio facelift surgeon will also advise you to arrange for someone to drive you home, and possibly stay with you for a day or two after the surgery.
If you have very short hair, it also may benefit you to grow it out before surgery, as that can hide the scars while they heal.
Facelift can be performed as an outpatient or inpatient procedure at our new surgery center or in one of our affiliated hospitals in the San Antonio area. The patient is typically given local anesthesia combined with a sedative, although general anesthesia may also be used. Facelift is a very individualized procedure, and Dr. Barone will conform her surgical approach to your needs. Generally, incisions will be made above the hairline at the temples, extend to the front of the ear or inside the front-ear cartilage, and continue behind the earlobe. Skin and fat will be separated from the underlying muscle. Dr. Barone will then tighten the muscles, lift the skin, and remove any excess skin. The incisions are closed, securing the layers of tissue. Depending on the extent of the procedure, facelift typically takes around two hours to complete.
Contact Our Facelift Surgeon
Here in San Antonio, Dr. Barone is committed to providing safe and effective plastic surgery to meet your enhancement goals. Dr. Constance Barone is a skilled and reputable plastic surgeon who has dedicated her career to helping people achieve the look they desire, and feel better about themselves in the process. Contact our plastic surgery center today to schedule a consultation.
“Rating our experience with a perfect score is not enough. The care and attention we received from Dr. Barone and her team was as close to perfection as one can ask for.” Jacqueline W.