Facelift Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps

Facelift Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps | Houston Plastic SurgeryThe most effective procedure available to reverse the sagging facial appearance and mitigate the obvious signs of aging from the face is facelift cosmetic surgery. Innovative and advanced facelift surgery techniques can be used to create a more youthful and attractive facial appearance. Each technique will vary, but the overall procedure steps will mostly remain the same.
The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), led by board certified plastic surgeons, provides facelift and several other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. At the time of pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss the steps involved in a facelift, and familiarize the patient with the procedure to improve their confidence. ACPS provides facelift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.


When the patient is moved into the surgery room, they will be placed under general anesthesia to perform the surgery. Local anesthesia with sedation may be used in case of less invasive techniques. In any case, the patient will remain completely comfortable during the surgery.
General anesthesia will be performed by an anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse, who will remain present throughout the surgery to monitor the patient’s response. In the rare event of a poor reaction to anesthesia, they can anticipate the situation early and take appropriate action.

Incision Placement

Following anesthesia, the surgeon will begin the facelift plastic surgery procedure by making discreet incisions in pre-determined locations. The goal of the surgeon will be to minimize subsequent scarring by placing incisions in inconspicuous locations. The main incision will be created along the hairline to keep the scar hidden.
Any smaller facial incisions may be placed in the natural facial creases. These scars heal well and appear like natural lines in the face. If the traditional facelift technique is applied, the incision will begin from behind the hairline one side of the face, just above the temple. It will follow the hairline down to the ear and end in the lower scalp under the hair.

Correcting Sagging Muscles and Skin

The surgeon will lift the facial skin through the incisions to separate it from the underlying tissue. Excess fat pockets will be gently removed or redistributed, and loose skin will be removed. The surgeon will reposition the loose underlying facial muscles to create smoother facial contours. Once the process is over, the overlying skin will be re-draped smoothly and re-attached with sutures or staples.
The surgeon will then cover the incision areas with gauze bandages. The patient will be brought out of anesthesia and shifted to a monitoring area for a few hours to recover from the initial effects of surgery and anesthesia. Judicious and committed cosmetic surgeons at ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and other cities in this part of the country for a facelift surgery.

Additional Procedures

In some cases, facelift surgery may be performed in conjunction with additional procedures such as neck lift, cheek or chin implants, eyelid surgery, brow lift, rhinoplasty, facial liposuction, or facial fat transfer. The steps involved in the procedure may be slightly adjusted to perform a comprehensive surgery in a customized manner.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery(ACPS)physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.