The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
121 Vision Park Boulevard, Suite 100
Shenandoah, TX 77384
Phone: (281) 853-5308
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Facial aging occurs gradually as the skin loses elasticity and underlying tissues sag and descend. The women and men who come to us for facelift surgery in The Woodlands, TX, from Conroe, Spring, Cypress, and Tomball often say that the lines, sagging, and jowls on their lower faces make them appear older than they feel. It’s also common to worry about looking unnatural after getting plastic surgery. The good news is that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul S. Gill uses his experience and technical skill to create results that let you look like a refreshed version of yourself.
Face & Neck Lift
Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
What Are the Different Types of Facelifts?
Facelift techniques used today are much different than those used years ago, which focused primarily on pulling the skin tight and removing the excess. The results looked unnatural because the procedure didn’t address the tissue and muscle below the skin. Dr. Gill’s approach focuses on this deeper layer of tissue, the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), that helps provide facial structure. Called a SMAS facelift, the procedure produces long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Your facelift options include:
- Full Facelift
Sometimes called a “traditional facelift,” this procedure involves making incisions close to the hairline and extending down to the area near the temples, wrapping around the base of the ears. After carefully lifting the skin, Dr. Gill repositions and tightens the SMAS layer to create the lift that restores a more youthful face shape. After re-draping the skin and removing the excess, Dr. Gill sutures the incisions.
This procedure addresses flattened or hollow cheeks, lines around the chin and mouth, and laxity in the upper jaw. The incisions used for this procedure are made near the ears and are a good option for patients whose concerns are limited to the middle to lower areas of the face, including jowls.
- Lower Facelift
If you are concerned about the appearance of your chin, jaw, and neck, a lower facelift may be the best approach. An incision made just below the chin is part of this procedure. Women and men who want to reduce fat below the chin but whose skin retains most of its elasticity may be candidates for nonsurgical treatments, such as KYBELLA® injections.
- Mini Facelift
Dr. Gill also makes small, thin incisions near the ears to perform a mini facelift, which can enhance the mouth, jawline, and jowls but is less invasive than a full facelift. This technique creates subtle enhancements that produce very natural-looking results.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost in The Woodlands, TX?
Depending on the extent of the procedure, the average cost of a facelift in The Woodlands, Conroe, and Spring, TX, is between $13,500 and $14,500. The cost of a facelift depends on the techniques used, the training and qualifications of the plastic surgeon, the location of the plastic surgery practice, and a number of other factors. After performing a physical examination and discussing your concerns and expectations during the consultation, Dr. Gill recommends a surgical plan and our team provides a detailed price quote.
What Procedures Can Be Combined With a Facelift?
The natural aging process usually affects multiple areas of the face, which is why Dr. Gill often combines facelift surgery with other procedures, which include:
- Neck lift
- Brow lift
- Eyelid surgery
- Fat grafting
- Cosmetic injectables such as fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic
How Is a Facelift Performed?
Dr. Gill performs facelift surgery as an outpatient procedure using a general anesthetic at one of the hospitals or surgery centers in Houston or The Woodlands where he has medical privileges. It can take between 2 and 5 hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.
Dr. Gill customizes the technique to address the specific concerns and goals of his patients. Some patients may only need to address sagging in the midface and nasolabial folds, while others may also be concerned about jowls, loose skin, and fat below the chin and jawline. He uses different incisions and techniques based on the extent of the corrections needed.
Drs. Paul & Anita Gill
Combining the science of plastic surgery and dermatology with the art of aesthetic procedures, Dr. Paul Gill and Dr. Anita Gill use their experience and expertise to create attractive results in a comfortable, patient-centered environment.Meet Dr. Paul Gill Meet Dr. Anita Gill
Nonsurgical Alternatives to Facelift Surgery
The Gill Center offers nonsurgical facial rejuvenation with a liquid facelift for people who are not ready for surgery. This facelift alternative is best for people who have good skin elasticity and early signs of facial aging. It is performed using a personalized combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic to reduce dynamic wrinkles and neckbands and dermal filler injections to restore volume to the cheeks and around the eyes. Laser skin resurfacing can restore the skin’s youthful radiance and texture as well.
How Long Is Recovery After a Facelift?
Many patients are ready to return to work and daily activities within a week or 2 after undergoing facelift surgery. If you are planning to attend a significant social event (such as a wedding or class reunion), you should schedule your surgery at least 6 weeks earlier to allow enough time to heal fully.
What Is Facelift Recovery Like?
While your recovery experience will be unique, you can expect it to follow these general milestones:
- Prescription pain medication may be needed to control discomfort.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Take brief walks around the house to ensure good circulation.
- Swelling and bruising begin to fade.
- Expect some numbness, tingling, or tightness in the face.
- Return to work.
- Resume non-strenuous daily activities.
- Begin to ease back into workouts.
- Swelling and tightness continue to subside but may last another week or so.
- Return to social activities.
It is important to closely follow the post-op instructions you are provided to minimize the risk of complications. We encourage you to contact Dr. Gill with any questions or concerns during the recovery process.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How painful is the surgery?
Discomfort after is usually manageable with prescription pain medication for the first week. Many of our patients are pleasantly surprised that facelift recovery involves less discomfort than expected.
What’s the best age to get a facelift?
The best age for facelift surgery is when you are bothered by signs of aging in the lower 2/3 of the face that cannot be corrected with nonsurgical treatments. People age at different rates, so numerical age varies between facelift patients.
How much younger will I look after surgery?
Patients typically look 10 years younger after a full facelift. For tips on maintaining your results, review this blog post.
Will my results look natural?
When performed by a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Gill, facelifts help patients look like themselves but years younger.
Is it worth it?
Our patients enjoy looking more vibrant and youthful for many years after facelift surgery. A few weeks of downtime is usually worth the boost in confidence they receive.
Women and men looking for a facelift specialist in Conroe, Spring, or The Woodlands, TX, choose Dr. Paul Gill at The Gill Center. He’s a board-certified plastic surgeon with the experience, training, and bedside manner that sets him apart from most other surgeons. Request a consultation using the online form to meet privately with Dr. Gill or call our office at (281) 853-5308 to schedule an appointment.
*Fees include package pricing (surgeon fee, operating room, general anesthesia, follow ups, garments). We offer multiple financing options available. Refer to our website. Some 0% interest rates. $500 non-refundbale deposit secures your surgery date. Remaining balance due 2 weeks before surgery. 5% cash discount on surgeon fees (cash/check/money order)Back to Top