Facelift Specialist

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS -  - Facial Plastic Surgery

Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgery located in Boerne, Alamo Heights, New Braunfels, & San Antonio, TX

If you have significant sagging and jowls in your face and neck, the most dramatic way to turn back the clock and completely rejuvenate your appearance is with a surgical facelift. Dr. Lopez at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery in Alamo Heights, Boerne, and San Antonio, makes you look younger, fresher, and completely natural using state-of-the-art facelift surgical techniques. If you want to schedule a facelift consultation, call Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery.

Facelift Q & A

What’s a facelift?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is an elective cosmetic surgery procedure that lifts and tightens your lower face to resolve issues such as sagging, volume loss, and jowls. A facelift is often performed with a neck lift and platysmaplasty, two procedures that tighten neck muscles and resolve a loose, saggy turkey neck.  

Will a facelift make me look unnatural?

 A well-performed facelift turns back the hands of time without looking overly tight, windswept, or unnatural. The success of your face-lift depends on the expertise of your plastic surgeon.

At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr.Lopez is experienced and trained in the latest techniques to create natural, flattering facelifts. Rather than performing skin-only lifts, which look too tight and don’t last, he lifts the underlying tissue as well as the skin. Instead of lifting only upward, he lifts in two directions and secures the lift discreetly behind your ears for a completely natural rejuvenation.

How long does a facelift last?

At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, your face-lift takes about 10 years off your face with one procedure. Although you continue to age, you’ll look younger than your peers for the rest of your life. Many women and men opt for a second lift after 10-20 years.

What other procedures can I get with a facelift?

Rejuvenating your face with a facelift is a perfect time to add in other cosmetic surgeries. Common surgeries performed with facelifts include:

  • Upper and lower eyelid lift
  • Brow lift
  • Cheek and chin implants
  • Neck lift and platysmaplasty
  • Nose job

Dr. Lopez can also improve the quality of your skin and enhance healing by giving you a microneedling treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or a chemical peel. Improving your skin during a facelift gives the “wow” effect that makes you look even more healthy, young, and vibrant.

How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

After your facelift, a friend or family member should drive you home. You need to allow about 2-3 weeks for your initial face-lift recovery. During that time, you shouldn’t work, go to school, go to the gym, or do household chores. 

Be sure to keep your follow-up appointments so Dr. Lopez can monitor your healing. You may be slightly swollen for several weeks after your surgery.

Start turning back the clock today by contacting Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery for a facelift. Phone the friendly office staff today.