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Facelift Surgery – Houston, TX


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.

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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.


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.

What patients have to say about Dr. Nikko and our amazing staff.


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Patient is shown 1 month post face lift, she has a more youthful appearance, and was extremely satisfied with her results.


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.


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