A facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) is one of the top five plastic surgery procedures and one of the top three facial plastic surgery procedures conducted in the US, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. At the Smith Center, located in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood, Dr. Kevin Smith has conducted more than 3,500 facelift surgeries.
Receiving a facelift surgery has continued to be one of the most effective methods to remove wrinkles and excessive sagging skin around the neck and jowls. Over time, the movements of our face, like squinting, laughing or just smiling, cause wrinkles, especially at the edges of our eyes and along the nasolabial folds. For some, these problems can be alleviated with facial filler treatments, like Botox and Restylane, but for many others, a facelift procedure is necessary.
As a board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Smith has seen practically every type of reason for receiving a facelift surgery. One of the more common issues stems from a facial injury.
“If you have an injury where you’ve damaged a nerve and one side of the face is drooping and the other is not, you can do a facelift in order to help the face be more symmetric,” Dr. Smith says. “That would probably be the most common reason for someone who is not looking for a strictly cosmetic reason to come see you is when they’ve had an injury or a tumor resected where the nerve has been damaged. It might be corrected by supporting those muscles and pulling that skin a little bit.”
Although this reason isn’t exactly for aesthetic purposes, correcting facial paralysis or some type of facial damage still ensures that aesthetics play a role in the facelift.
Choosing a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Houston is a pivotal step toward receiving the best facelift procedure possible. When choosing a facial plastic surgeon who is board certified, it ensures that the doctor has taken measures that are above and beyond those of a non-board certified surgeon and that their skill level is at the highest peak.
Dr. Kevin Smith is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has continued to prove, through his facial plastic surgery results, that he is one of Houston’s best facial plastic surgeons.
If you are considering receiving a facelift surgery for cosmetic or non-cosmetic reasons, then you should schedule your facial plastic surgery appointment with our office at 713-795-0600 or online.