About the 3D Facelift
Houston facelift specialist Dr. Raghu Athré has spent over 10 years developing this advanced facelift, and has performed hundreds of procedures using these 3D Facelift techniques.
Facial aging consists of the loss of collagen fibers, elastin fibers, and volume, which results in a tired and droopy face.
Additional results of facial aging include:
- Crepe-like skin and laxity of the lower eyelids
- Fine lines and wrinkles of the face and neck
- Drooping of the midface and jowls, leading to jowl formation, fullness in the cheeks rather than over the cheekbone, and laxity/looseness in the neck
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3D Facelift Process
Dr. Raghu Athré developed the revolutionary 3D Facelift to best combat and manage all of the results of facial aging.
The 3D Facelift incorporates the following techniques:
Surgical facelifting lifts the cheeks and resuspends tissues, bringing the cheekbones back into prominence and reestablishing the normal heart shape of youthful faces. The best facelift methods eradicate the jowls, recreate a sharp jawline and neckline, and soften the melolabial region (smile lines).
Volume replenishment using your own fat recreates the volume of the youthful face, especially in the temples and along the lower eyelid and cheek intersection. Dr. Athré also uses some amount of volume repositioning.
At the end of the 3D Facelift, Dr. Athré resurfaces the entire facial skin in the procedure room with either a trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel or a laser.
Four post-operative Exilis treatments to the face and neck area further enhance collagen building and cross-linking to help you achieve your best facelift result.
The 3D Facelift can be performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation or under general anesthesia based on factors such as patient preference, patient health history, and overall facial anatomy.
3D Facelift Recovery and Results
Initial bruising and swelling should go down after a few days, and patients should return for a post-op assessment after about a week. Patients are generally back to work after one to two weeks, and it can take up to one year to see final results.
How much does a 3D Facelift cost?
A 3D facelift ranges in price depending on anatomy and any concurrent procedures, such as blepharoplasty, that might be done at the same time. The 3D Facelift starts at $11,500.
How is a 3D Facelift different from a normal facelift?
A 3D Facelift addresses all three main parts of facial aging, including ptosis (facial drooping), loss of volume, and loss of elasticity and thickness of the skin. A regular facelift addresses only the facial ptosis, while a 3D Facelift includes a traditional facelift, but also includes volume replenishment and a resurfacing procedure. A basic resurfacing procedure is a TCA chemical peel. More in-depth resurfacing procedures include CO2 or Erbium laser resurfacing.
When we age, we lose collagen and elastin not only in our skin, but in the suspensory ligaments of the face. This leads to ptosis or falling of the facial tissues. This is most noticeable along the jawline and in the neck. At the same time, we lose soft tissue and bone volume, which is most noticeable in the temples and in the under-eye region. Finally, the skin itself thins and loses its elasticity, thickness, and bounce-back. A 3D Facelift addresses all three of these issues.
What is the best age to get a 3D Facelift?
The best age for a 3D Facelift candidate is dependent on the anatomy of the patient and the severity of aging effects on the skin.
How long is the recovery period after a 3D Facelift?
Most patients are able to return to work in 12 to 14 days after a 3D Facelift procedure.
“…It’s been three months since I’ve had my facelift and neck surgery and I would just like to let everyone know how pleased I am with my results… I have absolutely no regrets in doing this procedure. I feel so much better about myself and just have a better outlook on everything because my self-esteem feels much better.”