Quick Facts about Facelift
- Length of Facelift Surgery: 3.5-4 hours
- Anesthesia: IV sedation
- Outpatient Procedure at Dr. Katz’s accredited surgical suite
- Temporary Post-op Symptoms: swelling, bruising, numbness
- Return to work: 1 to 2 weeks
- Light exercise: 2 weeks
- Swelling completely resolves: 4-8 weeks
For more information about facelift, please contact Dr. Warren J. Katz by calling 972-239-7005 to schedule a complimentary consultation.
An expertly performed facelift can “set back the clock” and help you look younger, more rested and rejuvenated. For instance, a facelift will soften and smooth the deep lines from the corners of the nose and mouth, correct the jowls along the edge of the jaw line and tighten the excess sagging skin of the neck. However, facelift surgery is best left to an experienced and talented plastic surgeon, well-versed in advanced techniques, to improve the skin and definition of the face and neck. Dr. Katz is an experienced and talented surgeon with over 30 years of surgical experience. Come in and meet Dr. Katz to see why so many choose him to perform their Facelift Surgery.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Katz for a Facelift?
With more than 30 years of experience, Warren J. Katz, MD, FACS, is one of the most trusted facelift surgeons in Dallas. He is a facelift specialist who has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures and has perfected his surgical techniques. Therefore, he consistently produces results that look naturally beautiful and never enhanced or overdone.
Dr. Katz operates in his own on-site, fully accredited surgical suite. He is supported by knowledgeable and friendly staff members who are committed to your safety and satisfaction. Furthermore, Dr. Katz uses IV Sedation with a board certified anesthesiologist for all surgical procedures. IV Sedation or Twilight sleep enhances safety and allows for a quicker recovery from surgery.
In conclusion, when you choose Dr. Katz for a facelift, you can feel confident in your decision and know that you’re receiving world class care and expertise.
Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?
If you are showing visible signs of aging, including deep wrinkles, loss of volume in the cheeks, jowls, and loose skin in the lower face and neck area, you may be a candidate for a facelift.
The first step to choosing any facial cosmetic surgery is to meet with Dr. Katz for a complimentary informational consultation. First, Dr. Katz examines your face, noting the severity of your wrinkles, skin softness and excess skin. Next, he will inquire about your ideal cosmetic outcome and use this information to put together a treatment plan, outlining his strategic approach. Dr. Katz takes the time to thoroughly explain the procedure, understand and discuss your expectations, and answer any questions about having facelift surgery. Finally, your treatment plan is designed to guide him during the procedure to achieve a highly desirable outcome that is both natural and youthful looking.
What Happens During Facelift Surgery?
There are a number of different approaches to take for a facelift procedure. Therefore, Dr. Katz adjusts his techniques, depending on your unique needs, working to identify the perfect strategy for your facelift treatment plan.
A well performed facelift is not just about removing excess skin, but rather, a Facelift surgery should include tightening the muscles underneath the skin. This is achieved by first separating the skin from the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic layer). Next, the underlying cheek and neck muscles are tightened and re-suspended. Additionally, excess neck fat is removed, the skin is repositioned, and any excess skin is removed.
Dr. Katz believes that facial volume loss, occurring from the aging process, should also be addressed during a facelift. Therefore, a facelift with fat transfer might be recommended to correct volume loss.
Additionally, surgical incision placement is very important. Incisions are made in the temple area and extend in a natural line in front of the ears, around the back of the earlobe and into the hair behind the ear. A small submental horizontal incision is placed beneath the chin. However, as the incisions heal they become difficult to see and remain well hidden. Therefore, there is no need to alter hairstyles.
What Is Facelift Recovery Like?
After surgery, Dr. Katz and his staff provide detailed instructions on best practices for patients to use during recovery. These recovery instructions address caring for the incisions, taking the prescribed medications to prevent infection, and place restrictions on activity. During recovery, several follow-up visits are scheduled with Dr. Katz to monitor the healing progress. Drains and sutures are removed and patients are advised when to return to work, exercise, and other normal activities. Therefore, it is important to follow post-operative instructions and maintain recheck appointments to reduce the risk of developing complications.
Experiencing minor bruising, swelling, and slight discomfort are common in the days following surgery. Also, pain can be alleviated with prescription oral medication, if necessary. Most of these side effects subside within a week or two.
How Can I Get More Information?
A Facelift procedure can make you look 10 to 20 years younger. Learn more about Facelift Surgery by scheduling a complimentary consultation with plastic surgeon Warren Katz. Contact our office by calling 972-239-7005 or via email.