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A brighter, more youthful appearance can be yours

Dr. Courtney attracts patients from Houston, all corners of Texas, and even other countries. He uses advanced Vectra XT 3D Imaging technology so you can visualize what a facelift can do for your appearance. Our philosophy is “Be Beautiful. Be You”, and this guiding principle helps us create results that appear very natural never artificial, stretched, or overdone.

Dr. Courtney: Facelift surgeon in Houston

The key to facial rejuvenation is selecting a surgeon with plenty of experience. Dr. Courtney will put your concerns and worries at ease, and his compassionate bedside manner will help you feel confident and safe. You will also need a fully customized, detailed incision pattern and just the right level of muscle tightening and fat removal from each area of the face. Dr. Courtney’s precision surgical technique and artistic finesse create a look that appears natural and like yourself only years younger.

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Custom facelift: The benefits

  • Takes years off your look in the most natural way
  • Results that can last for a decade or longer
  • Eases lines around your mouth (marionette lines and nasolabial folds)
  • Restores youthful definition at the jawline, removing jowls
  • Smooths away wrinkles and fine lines
  • Removes excess fat on your face

Dr. Courtney’s years of training allow him to perform a range of custom surgical techniques for natural facial rejuvenation. Many patients choose to add more youthful contours with natural fat transfer to enhance the cheeks or smooth deep tear troughs (the areas under your eyes that can look sunken). Your custom facelift may also involve liposuction to remove any excess fat beneath your chin.

Results speak for themselves.

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Comprehensive facial rejuvenation

Your transformation could include a neck lift, eyelid surgery, or a brow lift. Dr. Courtney can perform several of these procedures concurrently or schedule them at different times. Depending on your goals, you may also choose to pair your facelift with non-surgical treatments for facial enhancement. Laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, and dermal fillers can smooth and strengthen skin. Our array of non-surgical treatments produces genuinely extraordinary results – no surgery required.

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Preparing for your facelift

To prepare for your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, we encourage you to bring in photos of your younger self. These photos give Dr. Courtney valuable insight into your facial structure and help him better plan your custom facelift procedure. Pictures of your family members can also be useful, as they can help Dr. Courtney visualize your goals.

During your consultation, your aesthetic desires and the results you envision are given the utmost attention. Dr. Courtney will also thoroughly review your medical history and perform an exam to study the natural structure and contours of your face. He will answer all your questions, giving you all the information you need to feel comfortable about moving forward with facial rejuvenation.

3D imaging technology: Advanced tools for the best results

Dr. Courtney offers the Vectra XT 3D imaging system. This technology superimposes the changes that you and Dr. Courtney discuss on a 3D image of your face, helping you understand which procedures will render the most natural and flattering results. By visualizing the real-world results, you can be confident, at ease, and comfortable that you will achieve the look you envision.

The facelift procedure

The first step of a facelift is placing you under general anesthesia. You will be unconscious during the procedure. We carefully vet our board-certified anesthesiologists, ensuring you get the best care. During the facelift, Dr. Courtney does more than cut and tighten skin. He contours the underlying superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), a layer of muscle, connective tissue, and fat underneath the skin. Aging impacts the SMAS as much as the skin, so altering the SMAS is a critical step in achieving a superior outcome fresh and natural, not pulled.

Once the SMAS is recontoured, Dr. Courtney removes excess skin and closes the incisions. The entire surgery can take a few hours to complete, with additional time required when there are other accompanying procedures.

Our  AAAHC-certified surgical center

Dr. Courtney performs surgery in his AAAHC-certified ambulatory surgery center (ASC) rather than a hospital, providing you with comfort, convenience, and safety. Our patients usually spend 26% less time than they would in a hospital recovery room.

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Recovering from a facelift

You will awaken from your surgery with bandages in place and individual nursing care in our recovery facility. You will stay in this facility for 24 hours for observation.

You can expect some post-surgical swelling and discomfort, and Dr. Courtney will prescribe pain medication to ensure your comfort during the first few days of your recovery. 

Before your surgery, you will receive extensive instructions on how to care for your face as it heals, and you must follow all guidelines to minimize swelling and maximize healing. We offer the option of an Aquacool mask to help reduce bruising and swelling. Even though the facelift surgery is highly complex, recovery is not particularly painful or difficult.  Most of the swelling will dissipate over the first two weeks, and patients often return to their normal daily activities within 10 to 14 days. However, we do ask that our patients refrain from vigorous exercise or activities for about one month to protect the face as it heals.

Facelift: Your results

You will see a difference in your face as soon as your bandages are removed, but it does take some time to see your final results as your swelling subsides. After the swelling has faded and the tissues have settled, the results are revealed you, looking refreshed, rejuvenated, and youthful.

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You deserve to look your best

Dr. Courtney has undergone extensive training and fellowships, and was mentored by prominent and esteemed plastic surgeons at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Many of his patients report that his relaxed and approachable personality is his patient’s favorite part of the process. His goal is to help you feel confident and enjoy a happier quality of life.

If you have specific questions about the facelift procedure, call us or reach out to us via our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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