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” helping 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. Also, a facelift will correct the jowls along the edge of the jawline, tighten the muscles and remove the excess sagging skin of the neck. Dr. Warren Katz is an experienced and talented facelift surgeon with over 30 years of surgical experience. He is well-versed in advanced techniques to improve the skin and definition of the face and neck. So come in and meet Dr. Katz to see why so many people choose him for 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 facial surgeries. With his perfected surgical techniques, Dr. Katz consistently produces amazing 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 and medical personnel. All of whom are committed to your safety and satisfaction. Furthermore, since IV Sedation or Twilight sleep enhances safety and allows for a quicker recovery, Dr. Katz uses only IV Sedation, with a board certified anesthesiologist, for all surgical procedures.
In conclusion, choosing Dr. Katz for a facelift means you can feel confident in your decision and know that you will receive world class care and expertise.
Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?
A Facelift candidate will have visible signs of aging, such as deep creases and wrinkles, loss of volume in the cheeks, and jowls or loose skin in the lower face and neck area. His or her appearance may be described as “tired” or “haggard.”
Meet with Dr. Katz as a first step in deciding whether to have a facelift. During your visit 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. For example, what are your main concerns? What specific results are you looking for? With this information Dr. Katz puts together a treatment plan outlining his strategic approach.
Also, Dr. Katz will take the time to thoroughly explain the procedure, understand and discuss your expectations, and answer your 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, and identifies the perfect strategy for your facelift treatment plan.
A well performed facelift is not just about removing excess skin. Facelift surgery should also 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 re-positioned, and any excess skin is removed.
Dr. Katz believes that facial volume loss, which occurs from aging, should also be addressed during a facelift. Therefore, a facelift with fat transfer might be recommended to correct volume loss.
Finally, 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 hairline 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 they place restrictions on your activity. During recovery, several follow-up visits are scheduled with Dr. Katz to monitor your 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 all 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, prescription oral medication will alleviate any pain, if necessary. Most side effects subside within a week or two but full healing occurs over time.
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.