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Facelift

Does the mirror reflect the vibrant image you have of yourself? If it doesn’t, you’re not alone. Wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin make many people look older than they feel. At Synergy Plastic Surgery, our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons offer facelift surgery in Austin to help women and men from New Braunfels, Georgetown, and throughout Texas renew their appearance and improve their self-confidence. We specialize in cosmetic surgery and use modern surgical techniques to soften the effects of time while preserving your unique, natural beauty.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Facelift Case 199 View #1 View in Round Rock, TX
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If you're interested in finding out what results are possible for you, request a complimentary consultation online below, or call our Austin area plastic surgery office at (512) 244-1444. Our doctors provide facial plastic surgery including blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelifts, rhinoplasty, and brow lifts (including endosco... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 177 View #1 View in Round Rock, TX
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Case #177

This 55-year-old woman came to see our doctors with a desire to rejuvenate her face and attain a more refreshed and youthful appearance. She had developed sun damage, drooping neck skin, and a loss of cheek fullness. Like many patients from Austin, Texas and surrounding areas like Lakeway, Bee Caves, and Georgetown, she was interested in face... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 296 View #1 View in Round Rock, TX
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Case #296

This 58-year-old woman came to see our doctors with a desire to rejuvenate her face and attain a more refreshed and youthful appearance. She had developed sun damage, drooping neck skin, and a loss of cheek fullness. Like many patients from Austin, Texas and surrounding areas like Lakeway, Bee Caves, and Georgetown, she was interested in face... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 128 View #1 View in Round Rock, TX
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Case #128

This 63-year-old woman came to see our doctors with a desire to rejuvenate her face and attain a more refreshed and youthful appearance. She had developed sun damage, drooping neck skin, and a loss of cheek fullness. Like many patients from Austin, Texas and surrounding areas like Lakeway, Bee Caves, and Georgetown, she was interested in fac... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 406 View #1 View in Round Rock, TX
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Case #406

This 62-year-old female was interested in facial rejuvenation. She was unhappy with the deep wrinkles and lines on her face, and wanted a facelift and neck lift to give her a natural and refreshed appearance. Her face and neck skin was making her appear much older than she was.After meeting with the doctor during her complimentary cons... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Benefits of a Facelift

Women and men (usually between the ages of 40 and 70) choose facelift surgery for lasting facial rejuvenation. Our plastic surgeons perform these procedures to give their patients a variety of improvements including:

  • Restoring a firm look to the cheeks
  • Softening wrinkles and creases on the face and neck
  • Sculpting the jawline
  • Correcting a double chin

How Much Does a Facelift or Mini Facelift Cost in Austin?

The cost for facelift and mini facelift procedures typically ranges from $8,000 to $18,000. Because each facelift is personalized to the individual needs, goals, and facial anatomy of each patient, there isn’t a set price for this procedure. The price varies with the complexity of the procedure, the addition of complementary procedures, and other factors.

Once you and your surgeon understand the particulars of your procedure, you will be provided with a written quote during your consultation.

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Can a Facelift Be Combined With Other Procedures?

When it comes to facial plastic surgery, natural-looking results are a must. Some patients achieve a more impressive improvement by combining their facelift with brow and eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, or neck lift surgery. Your surgeon will take the time to thoroughly review your options during your consultation and help you develop realistic expectations for your outcome.

How Is a Facelift Performed?

Our doctors perform facelift surgery in a certified operating room, either as an outpatient procedure or with an optional overnight stay. You will be put under general anesthesia, so you will wake up when your procedure is complete.

During the surgery, your doctor places incisions in an area that’s concealed within the hairline and in natural creases of the face along the front of the ear. He then carefully lifts the skin and repositions the underlying sagging facial muscles and tissue. In many cases, our doctors replace lost volume with fat grafting during a facelift, as well. The outer skin is then re-draped over the rejuvenated facial structures before the excess is trimmed away.

For more information on the techniques our doctors use to ensure natural-looking results, check out this RealSelf video.

Facelift Recovery & Results

After surgery, you will need an adult to drive you home and help you out for at least the first 24 hours. For most facelift patients, discomfort is minimal and may be controlled with prescription medication as necessary.

To minimize swelling and bruising, be sure to keep your head elevated for the first few days after surgery, even while sleeping. Swelling typically peaks at around 4 days and then gradually dissipates. It is normal for your face and neck to feel tight for approximately the first week.

After about 2 weeks, you’ll likely be ready to see friends and family. At this point, residual bruising can usually be covered with makeup.

Most patients are ready to resume light activity within 10 to 14 days. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least the first month following a facelift. It is common to experience mild numbness during the healing process, as well.

Review our postoperative instructions to learn more about what to expect after your facelift.

Will My Facelift Results Be Obvious?

No. Outdated techniques used for facelift surgery often relied heavily on stretching and tightening skin, which eliminated wrinkles but also created an unnatural, “windblown” appearance. Today’s methods focus more on deeper structural changes that actually improve the position and quality of facial muscles for a more comprehensive, long-lasting result. This approach, coupled with very discreet scars that can usually be hidden within the hairline, make the results of today’s facelift surgery extremely subtle and quite natural-looking. You won’t be completely transformed — you’ll simply look like a younger version of yourself.

Are There Nonsurgical Alternatives to a Facelift?

While only facelift surgery can deliver facelift-caliber results, other forms of facial rejuvenation can postpone the need for surgery. For example, BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can ease the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Some fillers can also add volume for a subtle “lifted” appearance, and CoolSculpting® with the CoolMini applicator can reduce a double chin without surgery. Additionally, laser skin rejuvenation can address uneven skin and fine lines. When strategically administered, these services can yield impressive improvements.

Common Facelift Questions

What procedures are often combined with a facelift?

For most people, aging is not limited to the lower face. Our doctors often combine facelift surgery with other facial surgery procedures to provide the same caliber of rejuvenation for the whole face. These are some of the most common:

What is a mini facelift? Is it right for me?

Our doctors perform a minimally invasive MACS facelift for younger patients who share a few common qualities:

  • Only early signs of aging
  • No need for neck lift surgery
  • Good skin elasticity

This procedure, which may postpone the need for a complete facelift, involves smaller incisions and reduced downtime.

Are you ready to find out more about lasting facial rejuvenation with a facelift? Request a consultation online with one of our plastic surgeons or call our office in Austin or Round Rock at  (512) 244-1439. They serve patients from San Antonio, Killeen, and neighboring Texas communities like Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.