About Facelift Surgery
Much like an iceberg, there's so much more to your face than what you can see on the surface. There's soft tissue, muscle, fat pads, blood vessels, not to mention your skull. There are a million little delicate things that all work together to deliver every smile, wink, laugh, and unique facial expression. While most people think of a facelift as addressing the surface of your face, an expertly performed facelift considers everything below the surface as well. His understanding of facial anatomy is one reason why double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Masoud Saman delivers such amazing results for his patients at DallasFaceDoc in Highland Park. During your consultation, Dr. Saman will listen to your concerns and wants before performing an assessment of your features, skin tone, muscles, and more before crafting a custom surgical plan. This may include a combination of procedures, like a facelift with a neck lift so your rejuvenation doesn't end at your jawline or blepharoplasty to bring out your eyes.
Ideal candidates for facelift surgery want to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles, as well as loose, sagging skin throughout the face. Facelifts are one of Dr. Saman's top procedures because of his skill and experience in facial plastic surgery. During your consultation, he will listen to your concerns before examining your face to determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift. If you are, he will discuss the facelift technique that he believes will be most beneficial in your case. Your personalized treatment plan may include a combination of surgeries, such as a rhinoplasty, chin or cheek augmentation, as well as a neck lift to deliver your optimal results.
Based on your aesthetic concerns, there are multiple techniques that can be used during a facelift. Some facelifts treat the upper area of the face, and others focus on the lower two-thirds. Some of the most common facelift techniques include:
- Full Facelift
The full or "traditional" facelift usually uses an incision near the hairline, extending down to the temple region, stopping near the base of the ears. The facial muscles and tissues are smoothed and securely tightened to address excessive wrinkles and sagging.
Incorporating a similar method to the mini facelift, the cheek lift (known as a mid-facelift) addresses droopy features around the cheekbones, as well as the upper jaw. The mid-facelift is great for those who need improvement in the middle to lower region of the face.
- Lower Facelift
A lower facelift corrects the neck region, chin, and jowls. Chin augmentation is often combined with a lower facelift to give the jawline better definition.
- Mini Facelift
When undergoing a mini facelift, a tiny incision is placed near the ears to elevate the skin, which helps the mouth and jawline. This technique creates nice and subtle enhancements that look beautiful and natural.
What to Expect
Following your facelift, our team will monitor your health until you can be safely released to a friend or family member who will take you home to begin your recovery. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Saman or someone on his staff will plan your follow-up visits and give you suggestions to help you recover faster and more comfortably. It's normal to have bruising, swelling, possible drainage, slight to moderate pain, and soreness, which may be reduced by pain medication. You should feel and look better after about a month with continued improvements for several months after that. Overall, your face will appear rejuvenated and fresh.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will depend on the technique and other factors. In your consultation, Dr. Saman will create your unique treatment plan to match your needs and goals. When this is complete, he can go over an estimate of fees. To avoid unnatural-looking results, it's better to concentrate on finding a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Saman, instead of the lowest price. DallasFaceDoc can give you information on low-interest financing that will make your facelift easier to afford.
Which technique is best for me?
The best technique for you will vary based on your concerns, goals, level of skin laxity, what areas are being addressed, and other factors. To produce your best results, Dr. Saman will explain the different techniques in your consultation. He can then help you choose which technique he recommends for you.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
Although there are several great noninvasive skin tightening treatments, these can only give you small improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, facelift surgery is the best choice to improve your appearance. A surgical facelift will also provide longer-lasting results compared to nonsurgical treatments.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like BOTOX and Juvéderm, have become more popular to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Also known as a liquid facelift, nonsurgical wrinkle treatments usually help with early signs of aging; however, the results won't last more than 1 – 2 years. A facelift will produce more significant improvements than injectables with long-lasting results.
Will my results look natural?
Some patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look shiny, overly tight, or like they are in a wind tunnel. Dr. Saman focuses on giving you results that look natural so you appear refreshed, not fake. He listens to your concerns and goals before creating your custom treatment plan to produce your best results.
The Right Facelift for You
A facelift treatment can turn back the hands of time for your face and give you a rejuvenated appearance. There are a wide variety of choices for facelift surgery, depending on your individual concerns and goals. This procedure is meant to make you younger-looking, but natural. To hear more about this treatment, we invite you to contact DallasFaceDoc to schedule your consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Saman.
"Wow!!!! Dr. Saman is fantastic. He is very intelligent and his staff is overly on top of their game. Upon walking in the office, I was greeted my Maegan who had all of my insurance information ready for my procedure. They took me back as soon as my paperwork was complete. I really appreciated not having to wait like I have in other offices. Dr. Saman answered every question I threw his way. I feel beyond comfortable in his hands. If you're looking for a doctor who will WOW you then you should see Dr. Saman."- A.J. / Yelp / Aug 12, 2019
"Dr. Saman and his staff are amazing. I had an in office procedure, and was very satisfied with the treatment I received from beginning to end! I highly recommend him and his practice."- R.C. / Yelp / Jul 11, 2019
"My mom and I visited Saman's plastic surgery office because she wanted some Botox done. I was very impressed with the staff and the service they provided us and how they made my mom feel very comfortable being there. Sheeva, their Persian speaking MA, was very resourceful and made the documentation and consultation process much smoother."- A.I. / Yelp / Jul 01, 2019
"This review is long overdue. I had a revision rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Saman in February and cannot express enough just how happy I am with him and with my results. Dr. Saman always patiently and actively listened to my concerns and questions, always taking his time to explain his thoughts and recommendations in return. Within the first moments of him walking into the room, it was apparent that Dr. Saman is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his patients and his work. Not only is Dr. Saman an amazing and meticulous surgeon, but he turns his craft into a true art form, understanding that mere millimeters make all the difference for the best results. Most of all, it has always been blatantly obvious that Dr. Saman deeply cares for his patients' happiness and well-being, wishing them newfound comfort and confidence after their procedures. Cannot recommend Dr. Saman and his wonderful team enough."- S.W. / Healthgrades / Jun 26, 2019
"I have had a great experience with Dr. Saman and his office staff! Huge thank you to Dr. Saman for fixing my nose!"- J.L. / Yelp / Jun 25, 2019