A facelift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. A full facelift procedure includes tightening the cheeks, the jowls (the skin around the lower jaw), and the neck. Ideal candidates for facelifts are non-smoking men or women over 40 in good overall health who are looking for a more youthful appearance.
Most patients take between 2-3 weeks off from work 0-6 weeks no strenuous activities, no lifting more than 10 pounds 3-5 weeks to feel and look back to “normal” and after photos will be taken at 6 months 6 weeks to ease back into all activities
Reverse the signs of aging Minimized or absence of deep wrinkles Neck tightening and removal of “turkey neck” A more youthful appearance and tighter skin
Sagging Skin Facial Volume Loss Turkey Neck/ Double Chin Deep folds of nose and corner of mouth
Approximately 4 hours
The facelift can help you look younger and more well-rested but it will not change your overall facial appearance or facial structure. The signs of aging it helps with include sagging skin, deep fold of the skin between nose and corners of mouth, fat that has disappeared, jowls and loose skin excess fat of the neck that give one a double chin appearance or “turkey neck.”
Dr. Mark E. Mason is a board-certified, Stanford-trained plastic surgeon with years of experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He is well-trained in all aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery. He now focuses his plastic surgery and med spa center in Southlake Texas on procedures of the body and face to maximize results.
Pain is minimal, yet everyone experiences pain differently. The facelift is considered more of an emotional procedure rather than a painful one because you can expect to be bruised and swollen for approximately 10 to 12 days.
It does not address the forehead, brows, or eyes. However, in many cases, facelifts are performed in combination with other procedures such as a browlift and/or eyelid lift.
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Dermal Fillers are a non-surgical alternative to a Face Lift.
Face Lift Patient
This patient had a face lift and chin augmentation.