About Facelift Surgery
At Genecov Plastic Surgery Group in Dallas, TX, plastic surgeons Drs. David G. Genecov, Carlos Raul Barceló and Dr. Huay-Zong Law offer a wide variety of facial plastic surgery procedures. One of our most common aesthetic surgeries is a facelift. This treatment concentrates on precise sections of the face to correct loose skin features to create a smooth, more youthful appearance. Depending on your aesthetic goals, a facelift can focus on the areas around the eyes, mid-face, jowls, mouth, neck, and more for an all around youthful look. The type of facelift used depends on the patient's goals, the condition of the skin, the amount of laxity present, lifestyle, age, and other factors. Some men and women are ready for a full facelift, while others may only need a mid-facelift or an upper facelift. Our experienced plastic surgeons have an expert understanding of the anatomy and complex intricacies of a facelift surgery. The objective is to create a natural-looking result that's smooth and appealing.
Facelift Ideal Candidates
Ideal candidates for a facelift will have noticeable facial wrinkles and lines whether it be on the entire face or a specific section, such as the mid-face or lower face. Facelift surgery can address various sections depending on your unique signs of aging. It is important to understand that age does not necessarily define the timing to have cosmetic facial surgery. There are so many unique concerns and reasons, as well as numerous lift types depending on the concerns being addressed. The treatment chosen will vary for patients who are in their 30s versus those who are over 60. Skin laxity is one of the most important components in the planning process. Facelift patients should be in good physical health and be a non-smoker, as well as have realistic expectations. Prior to surgery, we will also discuss the nonsurgical treatment options to discover if you can benefit from nonsurgical procedures, such as fillers, BOTOX®, or laser treatment.
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"Dr Genecov is an amazing dr., I highly recommend him. As busy as he is, he takes the time to listen and care. Everyone in the office is helpful too."- J.R. / Google / Apr 16, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Barcelo! I am the mother of 4 beautiful children and let me say that my body just never snapped back. When I met Dr. Barcelo there was a feeling of honesty, compassion & listening.Sept. 2018 I had a Tummy Tuck/ Hernia repair. Im 4 weeks out and I am AMAZED OMG! I am SO thrilled with my new body. I'm 51 yrs old & as good as new! I got WAY more than expected! I can't believe it! GO SEE HIM!??"- G.D. / Google / Nov 28, 2018
"I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Barcelo! I am the mother of 4 beautiful children and let me say that my body just never snapped back. I met Dr. Barcelo there was a feeling of honesty, compassion & listening. When he examined me I had a Tummy Tuck/ Hernia repair. Im 4 weeks out and I am AMAZED OMG! I am SO thrilled with my new body. I'm 51 yrs old & as good as new! I got WAY more than expected! I can't believe it! GO SEE HIM!??"- G.D. / Google / Oct 17, 2018
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Facelift Surgical Techniques
Regardless of your aesthetic concerns, there are numerous facelifts to consider. Some facelifts treat the upper portion of the face, while others focus on the middle and lower area of the face. Moreover, some techniques are slightly more invasive and intricate than others. It is also common for some individuals to have a brow lift, fillers, or BOTOX® to complement the outcomes. A few of the more common facelift techniques include:
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a tiny incision is made around the ears to elevate and tighten the skin, which helps to elevate the mouth and jawline. This technique creates subtle improvements that look natural.
Incorporating a similar method as the mini lift, the cheek lift (also known as a mid-facelift) focuses on the droopy features around the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works great for those who desire improvement to the lower two-thirds of the face, which also includes the jowls.
- Full Facelift
Considered the gold standard, the full facelift usually makes an incision near the hairline, which then extends down to the temple region, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are delicately pulled and securely tightened to produce a lifted appearance, which softens excessive wrinkles and sagging. A full facelift is reserved for patients who show signs of advanced aging. With this lift, several methods may be combined including an eyelid lift to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
- Lower Facelift
A lower facelift addresses the neck region and chin and in many cases, the jowls. Nonsurgical methods, such as Kybella or laser skin tightening, can also be used for chin reduction and a younger-looking neck.
What to Expect with Facelift
Regardless of the facelift procedure you have, the ultimate goal is to produce a soft and smooth outcome. The majority of facelift surgeries are performed while the patient is under anesthesia. The timing of the treatment depends on how invasive the surgery is, as well as if other procedures were combined. After surgery, there will be bruising, swelling, possible drainage, and some moderate discomfort, which can be helped by pain medication prescribed by our office. The majority of patients look and feel normal around about a month. You will see a smoother and younger-looking facial appearance. In all, the face will be rejuvenated and lifted.
The Right Facelift for You
A facelift treatment can take years off your face and provide a rejuvenated look. Today, there are so many alternatives for surgery, based on your individual needs and goals. This procedure is capable to help you seamlessly and gracefully walk you through each decade looking natural. To hear more about this treatment, we invite you to contact our front desk to set up your consult.