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Facelift in McAllen, TX

anaDr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers facelift surgery for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas.

What is a Facelift?

Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers several medical spa treatments to delay the aging process, but the procedures cannot stop the hands of time. At some point, Dr. Ayala may recommend a facelift for advanced sagging, creases, folds, and wrinkles. A facelift is a comprehensive surgery that corrects wrinkles in all areas of the face.

What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift may be adequate to help you look younger. It is typically recommended for men and women who have sagging that is limited to the lower third of the face, around the jowls, mouth, and nose.

What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?

  • Appropriate for advanced signs of aging
  • Provides dramatic results
  • May take 10 years or more off your appearance
  • Can be combined with other procedures to improve surface flaws, such as age spots and fine lines

Who is a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

The best candidates for a facelift are men and women who have severe wrinkles, folds, and creases on the entire face or the lower third of the face. The surgery is typically recommended when non-surgical options cannot produce the desired anti-aging benefits.

How is the Vectra H1 Imaging System Used for Facial Plastic Surgery?

Imaging how you will look after facelift surgery is challenging, so Dr. Ayala uses the Vectra H1 imaging system at his practice. The system creates 3D images of how you look now, as well as a virtual representation of how you will look after your facelift.

What is the Procedure for a Facelift?

Dr. Ayala uses several techniques for facelift surgery based on the individual needs of the patient. The primary difference in the techniques is where the incisions are placed, which include:

  • Along the hairline just above the ear following a line in front of the ear to the lobe and behind the ear
  • In the natural crease in front of and behind the ear (may be modified for a simultaneous neck lift)

After making the incisions, Dr. Ayala may suture the facial muscles before tightening the skin and trimming any excess.

What is Recovery Like After a Facelift?

You will rest at home for about two weeks after your facelift. Swelling, bruising, fatigue, and tightness are common symptoms. It may take up to one year for the tissues to heal completely. Other potential complications that could arise post-surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetry
  • Reoperation

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

After your consultation with Dr. Ayala, we review the cost of your facelift and explain our financing options. For your convenience, Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery accepts Prosper® and CareCredit®.

Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers facelift surgery for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas. To learn more about our cosmetic surgery services, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala.