Facelift Experience – What Our Patients Say
I like the new face you have given me. You are truly an artist…*
Facelift and Liposuction Success Story
Results may vary and are not guaranteed.
Restore Youthfulness And Vitality To Your Appearance With Dr. Viera’s Activelift™ Facelift in Houston, TX
Hector M. Viera, M.D., F.A.C.S. is triple board certified in Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He is an Emeritus Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor and The University of Texas Medical Schools. He has over 25 years of experience performing facelifts, with outstanding results. He has presented his results at national meetings and has published articles on his facelift techniques.
The Activelift™ Facelift is a very long-lasting natural-looking lift developed by Dr. Viera and perfected through his many years of experience. It was designed by him as a minimally invasive facelift yet it will improve all of the facial areas affected by aging.*
Facelift Before and After Photos
This facelift raises the sagging mid-face (cheeks) as well as the neck and jowls. Pulling is exerted on the underlying musculature, not on the skin, thus avoiding a windswept look which occurs when too much pull is exerted on the skin. This allows for a smooth surface and provides for a very long-lasting lift. The deep lines around the mouth are reduced with the pull as well as filling them with the persons own tissues. The deep wrinkles in the neck are also reduced providing a smooth tight neck. Areas with fat accumulation, such as the jowl and under the chin, are liposuctioned. Our incisions are hidden inside the temple hairline, inside the earlobe and back into the hair behind the earlobe providing for an imperceptible incision.
Dr. Viera’s Activelift™ Facelift was developed by him over twenty-five years ago and perfected during his many years of experience. Overall, his facelift is minimally invasive and designed to help reverse the visible signs of aging that occur in the face and neck; it provides a soft natural-looking result.*
Puregraft™ is currently the most advanced fat transfer technology. Fat augmentation has, up to this point, consisted of directly injecting the fat immediately after removal with little success. Impurities were not filtered from the fat before the transfer. Puregraft ™ filters the fat and results in healthier, more viable fat cells which reduces inflammation. Previously, the redness and swelling of inflammation interfered with the fat’s viability and longevity.
Puregraft™ allows us to be confident that the fat we transfer is viable and long-lasting. Procedures such as injectables or implants will be replaced by transferring your own fat from where you don’t want it to where you do. Rather than wasting the fat removed during liposuction, this technology allows us to re-use the fat. Puregraft ™ can be used to make plump, soft lips, decrease the “smile lines” and “marionette lines” around your mouth, as well as many other areas. What could be more natural than using your own fat?
How Long-Lasting Is The ActiveLift™ Facelift?*
The duration of the ActiveLift™ facelift will depend on several important factors:
- 1. Age of the person seeking the procedure?
As we age all of the important components of the skin gradually diminish, collagen, elastic fibers and fat atrophy causing the skin to become thinner, losing elasticity or snap-back. Therefore the skin will stretch and sag soon thereafter.
A younger person in the early to mid-forties may need a much lesser facelift than someone who is older. A “mini-lift” may be indicated, a mini-lift provides less lift since less is required and therefore less surgery (less invasive). Today, mini-lifts have been popularized and many surgeons have given a name to what is still a basic mini facelift. The incision for this lift is limited.
Someone older will need a more extensive lift so as to include a neck lift as well as a cheek lift. Some fat liposculpturing will likely be needed in the neck and the jowl area as well as fat transfer around the eyes cheeks and mouth lines. The cheeks may have sagged and flattened so fat may need to be transferred there also. Superficial skin wrinkles may be present, Dr. Viera’s time-tested and very effective skin peel may be necessary.
- 2. Their lifestyle
People who smoke or drink excessively as well as lead a stressful lifestyle cannot expect a very long-lasting result. That person may not be a candidate and may be asked to discontinue these habits.
- 3. The facelift performed
Through his many years of experience thousands of facial procedures performed as well as his excellent training, Dr. Viera developed his Activelift™ Facelift. This facelift attends to all the changes brought about by aging with minor variations for older candidates yet remains a minimally invasive facelift. He has demonstrated his Activelift™ Facelift technique at national meetings and trained other surgeons in its application.
In our practice we want all of our patients to look natural, like themselves but with a soft, more youthful look.
- 4. The type of care during recovery
You must provide good care and follow the instructions provided. Again, restful recoveries, good habits, avoid liquor, sun and smoking as well as stress. Also, good cleansing as instructed and demonstrated during follow-up visits is required. Frequent use of moisturizers (here the least expensive are better, Aloe Vera, etc.) is helpful. Dr. Viera follows his patients very closely. He personally gives the necessary instructions to the person who will be helping care for his patient and calls on the evening of surgery to assure the instructions are followed as well as answer any questions.
- 5. What are the qualifications of the surgeon?
Most important, the surgeon should be Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery. This indicates that the surgeon has been verified by the Board of Facial Plastic Surgery to have received the proper training, passed a rigorous examination in Facial Plastic Surgery as well as demonstrated extensive experience in Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Hector Viera is a time-proven facelift expert. His surgical expertise provides natural, beautiful results. If you are interested in learning if a facelift is right for you contact us today! Let the best facial plastic surgeon in Houston, TX give you the rejuvenated face you desire.
*Results may vary for different patients and are not guaranteed. Contact our office to schedule a personalized consultation to determine if you are a good candidate.
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