Facial Plastic Surgeon Serving Dallas-Fort Worth
Some of the most visible signs of aging occur in the facial region. At some point, we all begin to develop jowls, fine lines and wrinkles, and some facial sagging. If you’re tired of seeing these signs of aging every time you look in the mirror, a facelift can help you restore a more youthful appearance.
A facelift provides broad rejuvenation to the face and neck areas. The end result is a more revitalized appearance. While you have a wide range of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation alternatives available, none of these treatments rival a facelift in its ability to provide highly customized, long lasting results. It is common to look as much as 10-15 years younger after a facelift.
Dr. Zachary Farris will recommend a treatment plan that will address your unique signs of facial aging. This allows him to achieve subtle, natural looking results that help you look and feel your best.
You can learn about your options and receive individualized facelift recommendations by speaking with Dr. Farris in person. Please call (214) 363-1073 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Dallas, Texas.
What can a facelift accomplish?
A facelift provides comprehensive facial rejuvenation results and can address the following signs of aging:
- Marionette lines (creases extending from the corners of your mouth to your chin)
- Nasolabial folds
- Fallen fat and tissue
- Deep creases across the face
- Sagging in the mid-face region
- Sagging facial skin and muscles
- Banding in the neck region
- Hollows underneath the eyes
- Deep facial folds near the mouth
- The appearance of a double chin
Nonsurgical alternatives can be used to temporarily restore lost volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but a facelift is the only procedure that can address sagging tissue, which is crucial for correcting many of these signs of facial aging.
Am I a facelift candidate?
Ideal facelift candidates:
- Are in good overall health
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure
- Would like to correct one or more of the signs of facial aging discussed above
- Are nonsmokers or are willing to quit smoking prior to surgery and throughout the recovery process
Keep in mind that a facelift addresses signs of aging in the central and lower regions of your face as well as the neck. If your goals primarily involve addressing signs of aging associated with the forehead or eyes, your goals may be more effectively achieved by:
In some situations, Dr. Farris may recommend eyelid surgery and/or a brow lift in conjunction with a facelift for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation results.
In addition, a variety of surgical and nonsurgical techniques may be utilized to more effectively address your facial rejuvenation goals. Depending on your unique signs of aging, treatment may include:
Your Facelift Procedure
Dr. Farris will customize your facelift procedure to address your unique needs and goals. There are several techniques that can be used, including:
- Full facelift – This addresses the middle and lower portions of the face along with the neck
- Mid facelift – This will address the center of your face and your cheeks
- Mini facelift – This technique is ideal for men and women who are only experiencing the initial signs of facial aging and don’t need the comprehensive results associated with a full facelift
Your procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The incision is made at the hairline at the temple and continues around the ear, extending towards the lower scalp. A small separate incision can be made underneath the chin to perform the neck lift and improve signs of aging in this region.
After the incisions are made, the skin is separated and elevated. Then, the deeper tissue and muscle layer that is responsible for much of the support is tightened. The skin is then re-draped and the excess skin is removed. The procedure takes about 2-3 hours to complete.
Dr. Farris and his staff will provide specific instructions regarding your surgery. You will be able to go home on the same day of surgery or stay at a nearby hotel. The office will gladly assist you with post-op arrangements including a hotel if desired.
On the following day, your head dressing and drains will be removed and you will be able to wash your hair. Do not use a heat-type hair dryer. Stitches in front of your ear are removed on the fifth day after surgery.
Keep your head elevated while sleeping for 2 weeks. Most of the swelling and bruising should be gone after the first couple of weeks of your recovery. At this point, you may use camouflage make-up when you go out in public. In preparation for major social events, allow 6 weeks to look your best.