Women and men from Fort Worth, Frisco, and surrounding areas seeking a facelift at our Southlake practice often worry that their faces make them look older than they feel on the inside. Another concern is that deep facial creases and sagging skin can make them appear unhappy or tired, which is not the image they want to convey.
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. Dr. Michael Bogdan specializes in modern facelift techniques that correct these concerns and restore a more youthful, rested appearance to the face.
This 61 year old woman felt her face did not display how she really felt. Despite feeling full of energy and alive, her face and neck made her look tired and old. Dr. Bogdan performed a face / neck lift to rejuvenate her looks, and now the world can see her for how she really feels!Before & After Photos
Dr. Michael Bogdan brings the benefits of both extensive training and years of experience in the area of facelift surgery to his 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.
A facelift 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. If you are in generally good health and unhappy with flattened cheeks, sagging, and lines or folds in the mid to lower face, facelift may be a good option for you.
Facelift procedures do nothing to correct signs of aging in the upper face, such as crow's feet or forehead wrinkles. This is why our Dallas facelift patients often combine facelift with other procedures, such as a forehead lift or BOTOX Cosmetic injections.
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.
Dr. Bogdan discusses neck lift and facelift surgery for Dallas residents.
Dr. Bogdan performs facelift, or rhytidectomy, to correct age-related changes in face. He 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 often utilize 3D imaging to discuss your areas of concern, and plan your surgical rejuvenation.
Dr. Bogdan is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a passion for his craft who is known for working closely with patients to get excellent results.Meet Dr. Bogdan Request Your Consultation
After the surgery, your face is bandaged to minimize swelling and small surgical drains will be utilized to help prevent fluid accumulation. You will be instructed to keep your head elevated and use cool compresses for several days to ease swelling. Dr. Bogdan will give you specific instructions on how to care for your incisions and when to come in for post-op checkups.
Many people go out in public within 10 to 14 days. However, it will take roughly 2 to 3 months for the face to look and feel completely recovered.
How long does a facelift last?
A facelift doesn't halt the aging process, but, in a sense, facelift results last indefinitely, because patients typically continue to look years younger than their chronological age for the rest of their live. That said, most patients are happy with their facelift results for around 10-12 years, at which point additional aging prompts many women and men to seek additional procedures. The longevity of facelift results is greatly dependent on the quality of skin before facial rejuvenation. Smoking, tanning, and weight fluctuations play large roles in maintaining your facelift results because all of these factors affect skin laxity. The better a patient's skin is to start with, the longer the results will last. Often, patients will use injectable dermal fillers to prolong their facial rejuvenation results.
Will my face look tight or pulled after a facelift?
This is a common concern, and it is based on the results produced by older surgical techniques. In the past, the procedure focused on the skin, which was pulled in a lateral direction. This produced the tight, "windblown" look that contemporary techniques are designed to avoid. Today, we reshape and reposition the underlying tissues to restore more youthful facial contours. Then the skin is lifted and re-draped, producing a much more natural appearing result.
Is the technique for a male facelift different than a female facelift?
The direction and extent of a male facelift will likely be altered to avoid unwanted facial feminization. The biggest difference between men and women is the placement of the incisions. The male incisions are often made in front of the ear along the beard line, so the beard hair does not get pulled into the ear. There are also differences in how most surgeons will shape the face. Commonly, women look to achieve a more soft, round or oval look, while men want more angularity in the jawline and cheeks.
If you would like to find out more about face lift surgery, request a consultation with Dr. Michael Bogdan, board-certified plastic surgeon and face lift specialist. Or, you can call our office at (817) 442-1236 to schedule your appointment.Request Your Consultation Before & After Photos
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