About Facelift Surgery
Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Anthony Nikko, offers a full variety of facial cosmetic surgery procedures at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, TX. One of our most common surgeries, is a facelift.This treatment concentrates on precise sections of the face to correct loose skin features to create a smooth, more youthful appearance. Depending on your aesthetic goals, a facelift can focus on the areas around the eyes, cheeks, and mid-face. It may also include the bottom section of the face as well, such as the jowls, mouth, and neck for an all around youthful look. The type of facelift used depends on the patient's goals, the condition of the skin, the amount of laxity present, lifestyle, age, and other anatomies. Some men and women are ready for a full facelift, while others may only need a mid-face lift, or upper face lift. Our experienced surgeon has a complete understanding of the anatomy and complex intricacies of a facelift surgery. The objective is to create a natural-looking result, that's smooth and appealing.
Ideal candidates for a facelift have noticeable facial wrinkles and lines; whether it be on the entire face or a specific section, such as the mid-face or lower face. Facelift surgery can address various sections depending on your unique signs of aging. It is important to understand that age does not necessarily define the timing to have cosmetic facial surgery. There are so many unique concerns and reasons, as well as numerous lift types depending on the concerns being addressed. The treatment chosen will vary for patients who are in their 30s versus those who are over 60. Skin laxity is one of the most important components in the planning process. Facelift patients should be in good physical health, and be a nonsmoker, as well as have realistic expectations. Prior to surgery, we will also offer nonsurgical treatment options to discover if you can benefit from nonsurgical procedures, such as fillers, BOTOX®, or laser treatment.
"I've been coming to Dr. Nikko for over 3 years for Botox and I can say that Crystal does a fantastic job! A very natural look! I've been to other places and they don't get what I want! If you don't want to look frozen, but instead look natural, Dr. Nikko's office is the place! I recommend to all!"- Z.A. / Yelp / Aug 10, 2017
"Been a Dr. Nikko’s Patient for a few years now and I’m very pleased with his work and the results are magnificent. His staff is beyond friendly and over the years they feel like family!"- E.C. / Google / May 19, 2018
"They won the 2018 Top Choice Award for their excellence in the pursuit of top customer satisfaction and that equals to hundreds of great service reviews!"- D.S. / Facebook / May 17, 2018
"Very friendly staff and Dr very thoughrou and quick -right to the point. I will definitely come back I’ve been a client at a woodlands Medispa for over 17 yrs but am going to start my treatments with Dr Nikko . Really enjoyed everyone..keep up the great job"- M.M. / Google / May 17, 2018
"I absolutely loved my experience here! I would recommend Dr. Nikko to anyone considering cosmetic surgery. I visited for a breast augmentation consultation about 2 months ago and as soon as I walked in the door Dr. Nikko and his staff treated me like family not like I was just a number they were extremely nice, helpful and answered any and every question I had. Stephanie(office manager) and Samah helped through the consultation process and made me feel very comfortable and assured me I'm in good hands and everything would be fine. Dr. Nikko is very knowledgeable and professional he is completely honest with you during the consultation and let's you know what exactly needs to be done and why. Vannica is the nurse here and she is awesome! So nice and informative she let me know all I needed to know for my pre op appointment and my follow ups like what to expect, what to do etc. After my surgery that same night Dr. Nikki called to check if all was well, and that says a lot because from what I've heard researching other surgeons they don't call or leave you their number to call after hours if something is wrong, they either won't call at all or have someone from the staff call, but like I said this place treats you like family and actually cares about how you're doing ...all in all I'm sooooo glad I choose Dr. Nikko for my cosmetic procedure my incisions are healing beautifully! some of the scars are healing so well they are barely visible and it's only been 4 weeks! They have great scar creams to prevent scaring..What I love is how you get 7 free visits after surgery to follow up and make sure you're doing ok and everything is fine during the whole healing process. So they definitely deserve 5 stars if I could go any higher I would."- R.G. / Yelp / May 01, 2018
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $6,500
- Procedure Recovery Location
Regardless of your aesthetic concerns, there are numerous facelifts to consider. Some facelifts treat the upper portion of the face, while others focus on the middle and lower. Moreover, some techniques are slightly more invasive and intricate than others. It is also common for some individuals to have a brow lift or fillers or BOTOX® to complement the outcomes. A few of the more common facelift techniques include:
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a tiny incision is made around the ears which allows access to elevate and tighten the skin, which helps the mouth and jawline. This technique creates subtle improvements that look natural.
- Mid Facelift
Incorporating a similar method as the mini lift, the cheek lift, known as a mid-facelift focuses on the droopy features around the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works great for those who desire improvement to the lower two-thirds of the face, which also includes the jowls.
- Full Facelift
The gold standard, a full facelift usually places an incision near the hairline, which then extends down to the temple region, and then reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are delicately pulled and securely tightened to produce a lifted appearance, which diminishes excessive wrinkles and sagging. A full facelift is reserved for patients who show signs of advanced aging. With this lift, several techniques may be combined, including an eyelid lift to enhance the eyes, or a neck lift for the lower region.
- Lower Facelift
A lower facelift addresses the neck region and chin and in many cases, the jowls. Nonsurgical methods, such as kybella or laser skin tightening can also be used for chin reduction for a younger looking neck.
What to Expect
Regardless of the facelift procedure you have, the ultimate goal is to produce a subtle and natural outcome. The majority of facelift surgeries are performed while the patient is under anesthesia. The timing of the treatment depends on how invasive the surgery is, as well as if other procedures were combined. After surgery, there will be bruising, swelling and possible drainage as well as some moderate discomfort, which can be helped by pain medication prescribed by our office. The majority of patients look and feel normal around about a month. After this time, you will see a smoother and younger looking facial appearance. In all, the face will look rejuvenated and fresh.
The Right Facelift for You
A facelift treatment can take years off your face and provide a rejuvenated look. Today, there are so many alternatives for surgery, based on your individual needs and goals. This procedure is capable to help you seamlessly and gracefully walk through each decade looking natural. To hear more about this treatment, we invite you to contact our front desk greeters to set up your consult.