Dallas Face Lift & Neck Lift Information
In social interactions, your face is one of the first things people will notice. Since first impressions can be lasting, it is unfortunate that the face is also one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Over the years, the facial skin deteriorates due to the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life. Patients seeking a face lift in Dallas often worry that their face appears older than they feel on the inside. Another concern is that deep facial creases and sagging skin can make a person appear unhappy or tired, which is not the image they want to convey.
Dr. Michael Bogdan brings the benefits of both extensive training and years of experience in the area of facelift surgery to Dallas patients. Dr. Bogdan is one of only a select few plastic surgeons in the country who have undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery, having completed a highly sought-after fellowship at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in association with the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center. During this fellowship, he trained with some of the leaders in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, and acquired advanced techniques that he uses for every facial plastic surgery he performs.
If you are interested in learning more about face lift surgery in Dallas, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Michael Bogdan, a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial aesthetic surgery.
A board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery, Dr. Bogdan provides advanced surgical skill for his patients' needs.
Understanding Face Lift
Depending on genetic factors, facial aging can begin in our 30's, though typically it is first noted in our 40's or 50's. Due to sun exposure, gravity, and everyday facial expressions, the youthful elastic properties of the skin begin to break down. Skin becomes slack, causing the face to lose form and definition. Deep creases appear between the nose and mouth, the jaw line becomes ill-defined as the jowl develops, and folds with fat deposits appear around the neck.
By performing a face lift, or rhytidectomy, Dr. Bogdan is able to correct age-related changes in the neck and lower face. Dr. Bogdan is familiar will all modern facelift techniques, and will tailor your operation to specifically address the anatomy of your facial aging, as well as your desired changes. During the consultation, Dr. Bogdan will sometimes utilize 3D imaging to simulate the expected changes, if your anatomy is suitable for use with the software.
- The Traditional Face Lift utilizes incisions that begin within the hair at the temples, extend downward in front of the ears, then around the earlobes and into the hairline behind the ears. These incisions are well-concealed within the hair and the natural folds of the skin. Through these incisions, the underlying facial tissues are sculpted ,repositioned, and the muscles may be tightened. Sometimes facial implants are used to re-create the youthful contours of the face, if bone atrophy has caused a weakening of the foundation of the face. The skin is re-draped and excess skin is removed, resulting in a more toned appearance.
- The Short-Scar Face Lift, also called a mini-face lift, repositions the skin and soft tissues of the face that have been affected by the aging process. The principle difference between a short-scar lift and the traditional face lift is that the short-scar lift utilizes a significantly smaller incision. The incision is similar to the one used in the traditional face lift, but ends at the earlobe. The scarring behind the ear is largely or completely eliminated. This Dallas face lift procedure may be ideal for younger patients in whom facial aging manifests with the early appearance of a jowl, but where neck aging is not so drastic.
- The Midface Lift rejuvenates that portion of the face extending from the lower eyelid to the upper lip. Aging or imbalance in this area is not readily corrected by other cosmetic procedures. The midface lift is a newer procedure designed to lift the cheeks and thereby restore their natural fullness as well as correct imbalances of the lower eyelids. This procedure produces a subtle effect due to the more vertical nature of the lift, affecting the malar (cheek bone) region. The midface lift is not for patients who want to eliminate sagging in the jowls or neck. A popular combination procedure is cosmetic eyelid surgery in Dallas.
Although a face lift may take years off of your appearance, it is important to understand what it can and cannot do. A face lift primarily affects the lower half of the face, tightening loose skin in the jowls, jaw line and neck. A midface lift can also lift the cheeks and lower eyelids, but neither procedure does anything to correct signs of aging in the upper face, such as crow's feet or forehead wrinkles. This is why our Dallas face lift patients often combine face lift with other procedures, such as forehead lift or BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
If you would like to find out more about face lift surgery, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Michael Bogdan, board-certified plastic surgeon and face lift specialist.