Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon Explains Importance of Healthy Skin

The choice to receive a facelift procedure is a very important decision and shouldn’t be made in haste. Not only should a facelift patient conduct research on the facial plastic surgeon, but they should also do their due diligence to ensure before they have facelift surgery that they have healthy skin.

According to Dr. Kevin Smith, founder of the Smith Center in Houston and a board certified facial plastic surgeon, a facelift patient needs to meet certain requirements to ensure their safety and a successful facial surgery. Health is the main key when it comes to being ready for any type of surgery. Here are just some of the requirements Dr. Smith has in order to conduct a facelift procedure (rhytidectomy):

  • Being very healthy
  • A non-smoker
  • Very good skin texture
  • Very good skin movement
  • Very good bone structure

Why Is Healthy Skin a Factor for a Facelift Patient?

Having healthy skin, healthy blood cells, and healthy organs, helps to promote a safe and quick recovery. When your skin isn’t healthy, especially if you are smoker, then you are at an increased risk for infection. One of the main concerns is that smokers suffer from skin loss, and having healthy, loose skin assists Dr. Smith, or any Houston facial plastic surgeon, in creating a beautiful and lasting facelift surgery.

Dr. Smith stresses to younger people that they should take care of their body now so that if there is ever a need for a facelift procedure, the chances for complications are greatly minimized and the chances for a successful facelift are greatly increased. For those who are older and are in need of a facelift, taking care of the skin should be a top priority.

Smokers, who are considering a facelift, are highly recommended to quit smoking, not only so they will have a better chance for a successful facelift, but also so they will have a healthier lifestyle moving forward. Besides, smoking creates premature wrinkles to your skin. So not smoking will only ensure you won’t need a facelift until much later in life and will ensure healthy skin for the long-term.

What Will I Get From a Facelift?

A facelift can really be a life-changing surgical procedure – for the better. Dr. Smith has performed more than 3,500 of these facial plastic surgery operations and has become one of the most trusted and successful facial plastic surgeons in Houston.

A facelift is utilized to remove wrinkles around the face, primarily the eyes (crow’s feet), mouth, forehead (brow lift), and nasolabial folds, and remove excessive sagging skin around the face, jowls and neck (neck lift). The goal is to create a younger and more refreshed look for every one of our patients.

Keep in mind, however, that the healthier your skin, the better your chances for a great result.

Get More Than a Facelift – Get a Smith Lift

Dr. Smith knows that a facelift can be restrictive in nature because it only deals with the facial tissue. The Smith Lift, however, enables a facial plastic surgery patient to pursue multiple facial surgeries at once.

The Smith Lift can include an upper eyelid and lower eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and brow lift with the facelift surgery. It is all about getting the most out of your facial cosmetic surgery operation at the best price and in the least amount of time.

If you are considering receiving a facelift or Smith Lift procedure, check out some of our before and after photos and then schedule your appointment at 713-795-0600 or online.

Dr. Kevin Smith
Dr. Kevin Smith
Dr. Kevin Smith is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been practicing facial plastic surgery for the past 20 years and has become a top migraine specialist.

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