Facelift Surgery in Dallas
Our facial features are among the most delicate and are particularly susceptible to changes due to aging, stress and sun exposure. As men and women age, many grow unhappy with their facial appearance due to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and folds, as well as a loss of skin elasticity. While prescription-strength creams and cosmetic treatments such as injectable fillers can go a long way to minimize these signs of aging, many individuals desire a more comprehensive and long-lasting solution. Facelift surgery, performed by Dr. George A. Toledo at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, is an advanced surgical procedure that can turn back the clock, helping men and women look and feel younger. Dr. Toledo has more than 30 years of experience performing facelifts in Dallas, and is able to achieve natural-looking results that make you look as good as you feel. He specializes in revisions and “botched” facelifts. Learn more about facelift surgery below and contact Dr. Toledo today at 214-363-4444 to schedule a consultation.
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How Much Does a Face Lift Cost?
|Face Lift Procedures||Fee Range|
|Face Lift – Standard||$9,000 – $11,000|
|Face Lift – Standard with Neck Lift||$11,000 – $13,500|
Exact pricing requires a personal consultation. These are fee range estimates only and are subject to change. Actual plastic surgery prices depend on your specific anatomy, operating time involved, surgical technique used, and type of anesthesia.
The Best Candidates for Facelift Surgery
Ideal candidates for facelift surgery are men and women who are in good health and are dissatisfied with signs of aging on the face and neck. Because everyone ages differently, there is no particular age when surgery is appropriate, though most Dallas facelift patients are in their mid-40s or older. Patients who achieve the best results from facelift surgery are nonsmokers who have good bone structure with some skin elasticity. It is important for facelift candidates to understand the risks, benefits and limitations of the procedure. While a facelift can help you look younger, it cannot stop the aging process.
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The Risks and Benefits of Facelift Surgery
Like all surgical procedures, a facelift does carry some risk. Complications, though rare, that can occur include nerve damage, infection, poor reaction to anesthesia and poor healing of the skin. It is important to disclose all health conditions and medications to Dr. Toledo prior to the procedure so that he can assess your candidacy for surgery and ensure your safety. Dr. Toledo uses only the latest and safest surgical tools and technologies to minimize the risk of the procedure and ensure a speedy recovery.
For patients who do undergo facelift surgery, the benefits are many, and include:
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Firmer, more voluminous skin
- Improved self-confidence
- Results can last up to 10 years
As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Toledo understands that each patient has unique needs and motivations for treatment. He takes a personalized approach to patient care so that he can understand your cosmetic goals and provide the results you deserve. During a facelift consultation, Dr. Toledo performs a full examination of the facial features, assessing the signs of aging that are present and making recommendations for treatment. He also takes the time to thoroughly explain the procedure and address any questions or concerns. This open communication and unhurried approach allows patients to feel comfortable about pursuing treatment.
Preparing for Surgery
Prior to the day of surgery, Dr. Toledo will provide you with thorough pre-operative instructions, which include guidelines for eating, drinking, avoiding smoking and taking certain medications. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to minimize the risk of complications and ensure a positive surgical experience. Because facelift surgery is performed under anesthesia, it is also important that you arrange for someone to drive you home the day after surgery and provide basic care in the days following treatment. The night of your facelift, you will stay at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center under the care of your own private nurse.
A facelift is performed under general anesthesia and can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, depending on the extent of changes being made. During surgery, Dr. Toledo makes small incisions and then separates the skin from the fat and muscle, gently removing excess fat and recontouring the tissues for an attractive final look. He then trims away excess skin, gently redraping and tightening the skin. Dr. Toledo is committed to achieving natural-looking results and is careful not to make changes that will result in a “windblown” look. After changes have been made, Dr. Toledo closes the incisions with sutures and the procedure is complete.
Recovering from Facelift Surgery
Each patient heals differently, and recovery will vary from patient to patient. Most patients experience mild discomfort in the first few days after treatment. Dr. Toledo prescribes medication to handle any swelling or discomfort. Facelift patients are encouraged to keep the head elevated to reduce swelling. Sutures are removed in about 6-10 days, and patients can return to work in about 10-14 days, provided work does not include particularly strenuous activity. Swelling typically dissipates within two weeks of surgery, and the final results of surgery become more evident in the weeks and months after treatment. The results of facelift surgery can last upwards of 10 years. In addition to helping patients feel better about their appearance, the surgery often helps men and women enhance their self-confidence and overall quality of life.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Toledo Today
Dr. Toledo has more than 30 years of experience in facial plastic surgery and is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. His extensive training in cosmetic and plastic surgery of the face allows Dr. Toledo to produce results that improve your appearance without sacrificing your unique features. If you have been considering plastic surgery, learn more about your options at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center by calling 214-363-4444. In addition to performing facelift surgery, Dr. Toledo is also a leading provider of nose reshaping, brow lift and eyelid lift in Dallas.