Turn Back the Clock on Your Facial Appearance With a Facelift in Houston

When it comes to your facial appearance, there’s only so much you can do to stave off the signs of aging. Eventually, we all start to experience fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and other cosmetic issues. However, with a facelift in Houston performed by Dr. Angela Sturm, you can eliminate these unsightly signs of aging skin to create a more youthful, rested, and energetic facial appearance.

What Is a Facelift?

The facelift is one of Dr. Sturm’s primary specialties, and over the years, she has refined her approach to the procedure.

A facelift in Houston is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed to tighten and firm the skin, muscles, and tissue of the face to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

The standard facelift procedure typically focuses on rejuvenating the lower third of the face and the neck, which includes reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.

 Typically, the procedure involves small incisions on both sides of the face, hidden beneath the hairline or behind the ears. Dr. Sturm then uses these incisions to adjust and tighten the facial skin and tissue based on the patient's specific needs. Her goals with the procedure generally include lifting the cheeks, enhancing the definition of the jawline, and tightening the skin of the lower face and neck. Facelift surgery in Houston often involves the removal of excess skin as well.

Dr. Sturm’s approach to the facelift always involves making adjustments that are both subtle and impactful to the contours of the face and neck. Ensuring that the results look entirely natural is consistently a top priority for Dr. Sturm, and she’s able to achieve this with precision and attention to detail.

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The SMAS Facelift Technique

Dr. Sturm also offers an advanced facelift technique known as the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) facelift. The SMAS, which plays a significant role in facial expressions, is a layer of connective fibrous tissue located between your facial muscles and skin. During an SMAS facelift, Dr. Sturm lifts and adjusts both the facial skin and the SMAS layer to create a firmer, more youthful facial appearance while maintaining a natural look. The SMAS facelift can address a variety of issues, including sagging or hollow cheeks, nasolabial folds, skin laxity around the chin and jawline, jowls, sagging neck skin, and the “double chin” appearance.

Benefits of Facelift Surgery in Houston

A facelift in Houston, TX, performed by a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Sturm is a powerful procedure that offers several major benefits, including the following:

  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightening of loose skin around the face and neck
  • A more refreshed, youthful-looking facial appearance
  • Fully customizable results
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved jawline definition
  • Enhanced facial contours
  • Reduction of jowls and the double chin appearance
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image
  • Improved facial harmony

Facelift Surgery After Weight Loss

While weight loss is a cause for celebration, the sagging skin accompanying the process is often disappointing and frustrating. Whether you lost weight through dieting and exercise, weight loss injections, or bariatric surgery, fat loss in the face can impact your appearance from every angle. 

A surgical facelift can help combat the loose skin folds that obscure a naturally elegant jawline and facial shape. Many patients find that losing weight doesn’t necessarily result in a more youthful presentation. Facelift surgery can remove the excess skin and rewind the clock on aging to give you the confidence you seek. 

Facelift surgery can firm drooping skin, tighten the underlying facial muscles, minimize bumps and bulges, reduce jowls, improve jawline definition, erase lines, wrinkles, and folds, and restore vitality to the features. Dr. Angela Sturm utilizes various cutting-edge techniques, customizing your procedure to your unique needs and goals. Through precision and artistry, she delivers timeless beauty for patients in and beyond Houston, TX.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Facelift in Houston?

Adults looking to reduce significant signs of facial aging are often good candidates for facelift surgery. Most facelift patients are in their 40s, 50s, or 60s and are looking to achieve tighter, firmer facial skin and enhanced definition around the lower face, jawline, and neck. To be an ideal candidate, you should also have reasonable expectations for the procedure and not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding. During your consultation with Dr. Sturm, she’ll learn more about your aesthetic goals, health, and medical history to determine whether or not the procedure is the right choice for you.

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What Is the Recovery Like After a Houston Facelift?

After your facelift procedure, you’ll need to take approximately two weeks to rest before you return to work and your normal routine. During this period, your face may be wrapped in a dressing, and you should be sure to get plenty of rest and sleep with your head elevated. You will experience a significant amount of swelling, which should gradually subside over several months. You should start taking light walks to keep your blood flowing as soon as you feel up to it. It’s also important to stay consistently hydrated and maintain a nutritious diet. Additionally, you’ll need to refrain from strenuous physical activity for a minimum of four to six weeks.

Why Choose Dr. Angela Sturm for Your Houston Facelift Surgery?

To ensure that your Houston facelift goes smoothly and yields impactful, natural-looking results, choosing a skilled plastic surgeon is imperative. Dr. Angela Sturm is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in facelift procedures. A highly respected leader in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Sturm has the training and expertise to customize your facelift with high-quality results that fit your unique aesthetic goals. 

During her prestigious career, Dr. Sturm has been recognized with numerous awards for surgical excellence, including the Outstanding Otolaryngology Medical Student Award as well as the top medical student research prize from the National Academy of Otolaryngology. She has also been named a “Top Doc” and “Super Doctor” by publications like H Texas Magazine, Houstonia Magazine, and Texas Monthly. If you’re ready to schedule your private facelift consultation with Dr. Sturm, simply call our office or fill out an online contact form today.

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Facelift FAQ

What type of anesthesia will be used for my facelift?

How much younger can a facelift make me look?

How long does a facelift take?

How quickly will I see results?

Will there be scarring?

What type of anesthesia will be used for my facelift?

Your facelift will be performed under general anesthesia, which will be administered by a licensed and experienced anesthesiologist.

How much younger can a facelift make me look?

It’s important to remember that Dr. Sturm customizes each facelift procedure to fit the individual, which means that the exact results can vary. However, in some cases, a facelift can make your face look up to 10 or 12 years younger.

How long does a facelift take?

On average, a standard facelift will take between two and four hours to complete, but this can vary depending on the specifics of the procedure. After the surgery, you’ll need to stay at the facility for monitoring for a few hours; after that, someone can drive you home.

How quickly will I see results?

Usually, it can take anywhere from a few months to a year for the full results of your facelift to become visible. The improvements to your facial appearance will gradually become visible as your swelling and bruising subside and your skin and tissue settle into their new positions.

Will there be scarring?

Any scars from your facelift surgery will be carefully hidden behind the ears and/or the hairline. These scars should also gradually fade over time.

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