Facelift at UTMB Health


A facelift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as sagging, deepening of lines, fat that has fallen or disappeared, jowls, loose skin and excess fat of the neck.

Facelift / Mini-facelift

As we age, tell-tale signs of aging accumulate, such as loss of elasticity, wrinkles, lines, sagging skin and heavy jowls. While some of these can be minimized in your 30s and 40s through creams, Botox and other non-invasive treatments, the facelift is the gold standard for a permanent, effective facial rejuvenation.

A facelift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as sagging, deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth, fat that has fallen or disappeared, jowls in the cheeks and jaw, loose skin and excess fat of the neck. Other procedures that may be performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift and eyelid surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should get this procedure and what are the expected results?

A facelift will reduce the appearance of sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. A facelift is ideal for people with visible signs of aging that want to maintain or regain a youthful look or match their healthy lifestyle. A youthful look will give you a boost and help to match that inner self-confidence with an outward one.

What should I expect before my procedure?

A consultation is needed for us to develop an individualized surgical plan that considers your lifestyle, goals, specific concerns, facial structure and genetics, ethnicity and cultural heritage. This is a highly customizable package that can range from a “mini-facelift” to a standard facelift, or combined surgeries such as “mommy makeover,” which can include tummy tucks, body contouring and breast augmentation. We will outline approaches to minimize visible scars and surgeries will be under general anesthesia in an operating room. Surgical time for a mini-facelift typically is one to two hours, and for a standard facelift could be four hours.

What should I expect after my procedure?

Typically, an overnight hospital stay is not needed, and you can go home the same day. Your specific recovery will depend upon the tailored package you choose, but for most patients, expect some pain, swelling, and bruising to occur and will feel tight, especially in the first couple of days after surgery. After one to two weeks, you may feel well enough to resume normal activities, and go outdoors. However, don’t rush outdoors without proper protection, such as a wide brimmed hat and sunscreen, as your skin will be more susceptible to sunburn. Depending upon the extent of your facelift, we will advise on when it is safe to return to your makeup routine. Results should be apparent after the first month.

Why should I consider surgery?

A facelift is a permanent treatment for a long-lasting look. Nonsurgical options like dermal fillers and Botox injections provide temporary results that need regular maintenance.

What if I’m not ready for surgery?

If you feel a surgical intervention isn’t for you at this time, we offer a range of fillers, injections, chemical peels and skincare treatments that are easy and non-invasive to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. See our non-surgical services.

Can this be combined with other procedures?

Yes! Common surgeries combined with a facelift include rhinoplasty, brow lift, eyelid surgery or chin and cheek augmentation. Other body contouring procedures can be done at the same time. Schedule a consult with one our surgeons to determine what is the best approach for you.

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Facelift at UTMB Health

Why Choose UTMB?


The UTMB Health team at Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is here to help you fulfill your dreams. Our board-certified/board-eligible surgeons have extensive training and experience in each of their respective specialties. Our dermatologists are leaders in their field, employing the newest and best techniques and tools. Together, the team can address any concerns you may have with your appearance and work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based upon your unique physical features, skin, age, and personal goals.

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, Town Center

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(832) 505-0777