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FACELIFT IN THE WOODLANDS

Dr. Wu Dr. Wu board certified plastic surgeon masterfully performs hundreds of facial rejuvenation procedures each year at Revel You, utilizing advanced deep plane facelift and neck lift techniques to set a new standard in delivering impactful, yet natural results tailored for professionals. Her gentle touch and expertise in local anesthesia application provide a comforting alternative to general anesthesia, ensuring your experience is as safe and pleasant as it is transformative. 

IT’S ABOUT RESULTS

Sophisticatedly Subtle, Unmistakably You

Deep Plane Facelift, Deep Neck Lift

Age: 55-60
Anesthesia: Performed comfortably awake with local anesthesia

Deep Plane Facelift, Deep Neck Lift

Age: 55-60
Anesthesia: Performed comfortably awake with local anesthesia

Deep Plane Facelift, Deep Neck Lift

Age: 65-70
Anesthesia: Performed comfortably awake under local anesthesia

WHY CLIENTS TRUST DR. WU TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR SIGNATURE FACIAL FEATURES

You’ve been searching for a plastic surgeon who will take the time to listen and understand your facial rejuvenation goals because preserving your unique beauty is not something to be taken lightly. When you meet Dr. Chaowen Wu and the Revel You team, you will experience how liberating it is to take time and openly express yourself with ease in a safe, judgement-free, and supportive environment. Your consultation is reserved for one hour with the majority of that time spent discussing your facelift goals with Dr. Wu. You’ll never feel pressured or rushed as we understand that choosing the right plastic surgeon is the most important first step. When you meet us, you’ll quickly understand why clients trust Dr. Wu with their most beloved facial features and why clients continue to choose Dr. Wu as their life long plastic surgeon.

Wow! 5 stars are not enough..I am so happy I chose Dr Wu for my procedures ...which were fat facial transfer and brow lift . She is honestly the best and has restored that confidence for me 🤩Not to mention down to earth , extremely professional , she understood and addressed my concerns! I will always go to her for any and every future procedures 😊🙏🏼🤩

Dr.Wu is nothing beyond simply amazing! The quality of work done by this doctor is priceless. She is an artist, she knows exactly what you need to get done to make you look fabulous, she has changed my life. Additionally her staff is amazing, and is dedicated to making sure you have a wonderful experience. I truly would recommend anyone to Dr.Wu, you'll definitely get everything you want plus more!

Amazing doctor! Dr. Wu actually was honest enough to suggest an alternative procedure which cost 1/3 the price of procedure i went to the consultation for. I had surgery yesterday and haven't even needed a Tylenol. I have zero bruising and swelling is minimal. I can not recommend her enough. Please do yourself a favor and book a consultation with Dr. Wu before you book with anyone.

THE GENTLE APPROACH TO FACELIFT IN THE WOODLANDS AND HOUSTON, TX

A facelift, or Rhytidectomy, may be the most intimate procedure you will ever consider because your face represents you to the world. Facelift surgery involves tightening the facial skin by removing excessive skin due to aging, hereditary, weight loss, or other factors. See how Dr. Wu can preserve all your defining features through the gentle approach to a facelift in The Woodlands. and Houston, TX.

WHAT IS A FACELIFT?

As we grow older, our facial features undergo many changes due to loss of collagen and elasticity. This leads to skin sagging, wrinkles, creases, and heavy folds that you’ve never had before. This is further worsened by loss of volume in our face particularly in the cheeks and under-eye areas, making our faces look gaunt and tired.

A facelift is a surgical procedure that lifts, repositions, and tightens the facial tissues to return your appearance to your refreshed youthful self. A facelift is often performed in combination with complementary procedures such as facial fat transfer to restore the lost volume of the face, neck lift, brow lift, and eyelid lift for beauties who desires comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

YOU’RE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A FACELIFT IF YOU:

  • Are healthy physically and mentally.
  • Don’t smoke or can stop smoking at least 6 weeks before and after the surgery.
  • Have visible signs of facial aging that are bothersome to you.
  • Have realistic expectations from a facelift surgery.

During the most important first step in your journey, Dr. Chaowen Wu will take time to learn about you during your consultation to curate a personalized set of facial rejuvenation techniques to address your specific facial concerns.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A FACELIFT?

Your facelift is highly personalized just for you and the technique and procedures will be tailored to optimize your beauty goals.

The location of the incisions also depends on your specific goals. In a traditional facelift, the incision starts in the hairline at the temples, reaches around the ears, and extends to the lower scalp. Another incision might be placed under the chin, especially if you have severe signs of aging in your neck. The incision allow Dr. Wu to tighten up the sagging facial muscles and excess skin will then be removed.

Depending on your specific surgery, you may have a surgical drainage tube for the first few days after the surgery to prevent fluid accumulation under your skin while your heal.

WHY FAT TRANSFER IS INTEGRAL TO A FACELIFT?

Facial fat transfer is a modern facial rejuvenation technique that has dramatically improved facelift results. This is important because we lose youthful volume in our face that is vital to supporting our facial muscles and skin. Loss of volume leads to hollowing around the eyes, sunken cheeks, temples, and straining of the chin and mouth which can make us appear older and even tired or angry when you’re not.

A facelift can reposition tissues and remove excess skin but it cannot restore volume. This is where fat transfer provides the benefit of volume restoration, the icing on the cake for your final facelift results.

For the fat transfer procedure, your live fat cells are gently collected from a part of your body with excess fat, such as the abdomen, and transferred strategically to enhance your facial contour. The fat cells will then become live fat cells that restore the youthful volume to your face.

WHAT’S THE POST-FACELIFT HEALING PROCESS LIKE?

The first night after surgery you will stay in our on-site recovery suite with a caregiver by your side at all times to make sure all your post-operative needs are comfortably met. You will have a dressings around your head and you may have drains that your caregiver will manage for you overnight. You can minimize discomfort and pain using oral medications.

The next morning, Dr. Wu will visit you in your recovery suite to remove your dressings and check your surgery sites to ensure that you have a smooth recovery. The surgical sutures will be removed after 5-7 days, and the subsequent bruising and swelling will gradually dissipate within 2 to 4 weeks.

Most patients feel comfortable going out in public without facial covering and minimal makeup after 2 weeks.

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Meet Dr. Wu

BOARD CERTIFIED FACIAL REJUVENATION SPECIALIST

Dr. Wu takes the time to perform thorough consultations with her “beauties,” creating a relaxed and judgment-free environment where you can discuss all your cosmetic goals and concerns. Dr. Wu listens attentively to your unique needs and desires, curating the ideal treatment plans that will help you achieve your desired results. As a raw beauty advocate, she’s committed to providing natural results that reflect your true beauty.

What Dr. Wu’s education and experience means for you:

Confidence

1-Year Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship: Feel confident with your results from a dedicated aesthetic plastic surgeon who is Aesthetic Fellowship-trained. This exclusive 1-year fellowship is only available to a small number of select plastic surgeons.

Peace of Mind

6-Year Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency: Have peace of mind that your surgeon has completed the most rigorous plastic surgery training available through an Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency with 6 years dedicated solely to plastic surgery.

Trust

Dual MD + PhD Degrees: With the highest degrees awarded for expertise in plastic surgery + science, you can trust that your surgeon will continuously update and apply the most effective techniques to meet your needs.

Balanced Foundation

A Decade of Plastic Surgery Experience: Dr. Wu’s extensive experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face allows her to deliver outstanding results in facial aesthetic surgery.

EXPERIENCE THE REVEL YOU DIFFERENCE

Did you know, when you have surgery with Dr. Wu, you are the center of her attention. Your surgery is never rushed because Dr. Wu performs only one facelift surgery a day. This way you benefit from having a completely focused and rested surgeon for one of the most intricate and demanding procedures.

Complimentary Overnight Stay With a Caretaker

  • Relax and recovery in style after surgery in one of our on-site recovery suites with a caretaker by your side. This is included with all facelift surgeries to ensure you get optimal results.

Complimentary CosmetAssure Included With Every Procedure

  • With Revel You, you’ll always have peace of mind knowing that your qualifying cosmetic surgery is insured with CosmetAssure, the gold standard in complication insurance, regardless of your health insurance coverage.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Center

  • All procedures performed at Revel You take place at the Hourglass Surgery Center in The Woodlands. It has the highest accreditation possible being a State-Licensed Ambulatory Surgery Center

Dr. Wu's Facial Procedures

Dr. Chaowen Wu specializes in multiple other facial plastic surgery procedures to suit the needs of different patients:

Full Facelift

Because your face represents you to the world, a facelift may be the most intimate procedure you have ever considered. The goal of facelift surgery is to tighten the facial skin by removing excessive skin from the face due to age, hereditary factors, or weight loss. Learn how Dr. Wu can preserve all of your defining features with a gentle facelift.

Mini Facelift

If you are bothered by signs of aging in your lower face including jowls, marionette lines, and general loss of definition in your jawline, the mini facelift can provide the solution to these problem areas. The incisions are kept in natural creases to keep them concealed.

Neck Lift

A neck lift is the most powerful way to treat advanced neck aging including horizontal wrinkles, vertical neck bands, loose neck muscle and loose skin that form the dreaded “turkey wattle.” It is often combined with a facelift procedure to achieve harmonious rejuvenation as it uses the same incision around the ears.

Facial Fat Transfer

Facial volume is lost over time and can be restored to your youthful self using your own fat. Facial fat transfer heals without scars and provides a natural, soft, and lasting alternative to fillers. This is a great way to rejuvenate the eyes, cheeks, and even lips with minimal down time.

Eyelid Lift

Aging of the eyelids can appear as eyelid hooding, hollowing, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, and just general tired appearance. Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and reposition the fat to reawaken tired eyes.

Brow lift

Your eyebrows frame your eyes and with age may start drooping. This can lead to the appearance of looking sad, tired, or angry. A brow lift restores the eyebrows to a youthful position which can help you look rested and relaxed.

Rhinoplasty

Aging of the eyelids can appear as eyelid hooding, hollowing, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, and just general tired appearance. Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and reposition the fat to reawaken tired eyes.

FAQs

If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, simply contact us!

How long does a deep face and neck lift surgery take?

To properly, carefully, and safely perform a deep plane facelift and neck lift under local anesthesia, the procedure typically requires 4-6 hours. Ensuring that your surgeon provides a calm and pleasant experience during this time is also crucial. The surgery’s duration may vary based on individual factors such as your unique anatomy, any previous facial procedures or fillers you’ve had, and the incorporation of additional simultaneous procedures (like an eyelid lift or brow lift).

A shorter duration for a facelift and neck lift procedure could suggest that the surgeon is not fully addressing the deep plane of the face and neck for optimal lifting, or may be rushing the surgery. To ensure the highest quality of results and calm and pleasant patient experience, a facial surgeon should ideally limit their schedule to performing only 1-2 surgeries per day.

How Long Do Deep Plane Facelift Results Last?

Facelift results can last 10 years or longer. Of course over time our skin and tissues continue to age, therefore a touch up may be considered down the road if desired.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Facial Rejuvenation Using Fat Transfer Alone?

Facial fat transfer serves as the foundation for many facial rejuvenation procedures. Beauties showing early signs of aging caused by volume loss without excess skin will see the best results using facial fat transfer alone without the need for any incisions. The transferred fat cells restore the lost volume and creates a youthful glow, much like injectable fillers. But unlike fillers, results are soft and long lasting.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Full Facelift and Neck Lift?

For beauties with advanced signs of facial aging who desire comprehensive correction, a full face and neck lift combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures is the choice for maximal results. Advanced signs of aging include general loss of facial volume and skin elasticity, droopy brows, saggy eyelids, droopy and hollow cheeks, deep folds around the mouth, downturned lips, sagging jowls, neck bands and loose skin. Incisions begin in front of the ears sweeping around the ear lobes and into the hairline. This process provides the most dramatic rejuvenation and lift for beauties with severe facial aging.

What Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Can Be Combined with a Facelift?

Depending on your individual goals, other procedures can be combined with a facelift for optimal and balanced facial rejuvenation. These procedures include neck lift, brow lift, eyelid lift, lip lift, and almost a must, facial fat transfer. An in-person consultation with Dr. Wu is the best way to discuss the most effective and personalized solution for you.

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