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Facelift Experience – What Our Patients Say

I like the new face you have given me. You are truly an artist…*

Restore Youthfulness And Vitality To Your Appearance With Dr. Viera’s Three Stitch Facelift™ in Houston, TX

Facelift Success Story
Results may vary and are not guaranteed.

Hector M. Viera, M.D., F.A.C.S. received his specialty training at the renowned University of Maryland Hospital. He is triple Board Certified in, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and 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 and has performed over three thousand facial procedures with outstanding results. He has presented his results at national meetings and has published articles on his facelift techniques. He has trained other surgeons in using his Three Stitch Facelift™ procedure.

This facelift is a very long-lasting natural-looking lift developed by Dr. Viera and perfected through his over twenty-five years of experience. It was designed by him as a minimally invasive facelift yet it will improve all signs of facial aging.* Only three key stitches are used to:

    1. Raise the midface or cheeks
    2. Pull on and reduce the mouth lines
    3. Raise tighten and smooth the neck, reducing all folds and wrinkles.

Facial Liposculpturing Success Story
Results may vary and are not guaranteed.

His Three Stitch Facelift™ is performed via a very short incision hidden invisibly in the earlobe. The SMAS or Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System is lifted to accomplish a Deep Plane Facelift. These tissues are lifted in a vertical direction to accomplish a vertical facelift, raising the cheeks or midface. The Three Stitch Facelift™ was designed as a minimally invasive very long-lasting facelift, yet it will improve all of the facial areas affected by aging.

Facelift Before and After Photos   Results may vary and are not guaranteed.

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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 with results that last. The deep lines around the mouth are reduced with the pull as well as filling them with the person’s own tissues. The deep wrinkles and folds 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. Overall his Three Stitch 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.*

How Long-Lasting Is The Three Stitch Facelift™?*

The duration of the Three Stitch 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 Three Stitch 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 Three Stitch 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. 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.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about facelift 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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