About Facelift Surgery
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden provides a variety of facial cosmetic surgery in Southlake, TX. One of the most popular surgeries at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. is a facelift. This procedure concentrates on specific sections of the face to address loose skin features to create a younger, softer appearance. Depending on your unique concerns, a facelift can focus on the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, the bottom portion including the jowls, mouth, neck, and more for an all-over youthful look. The facelift method used depends on your goals, the condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, age, lifestyle, and other influences. Some men and women may be candidates for a full facelift while others may only want a mid-face lift. Dr. Kasden is a skilled surgeon who has a complete understanding of the complex anatomy of a facelift surgery. The goal is to create a natural look that's soft and beautiful.
"Awesome eyelid result - I've used Dr. Kasden for a past breast augmentation and facelift. Last week I had my upper eyelids done to reduce the amount of sagging skin. The procedure was done in his office. I drove myself there and home. I had the surgery on a Friday and the sutures came out 4 days later. My eyelids are still a little swollen and pink, but nothing I can't cover up with eyeshadow and some concealer. I wear readers, so no one has really even commented on the swelling I have left over. Once again, he did an awesome job! When I tell people how old I am, they are genuinely surprised and not just being nice. It's amazing how much sagging eyelids can age a person, and since the procedure is done in his office, and it's a pretty quick procedure, I'd highly recommend you look into it with Dr. Kasden if your eyelids are making you look older and tired."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 20, 2016
"I have had surgery with Dr. Kasden numerous times over the past 10 years. He is always patient and listens to my concerns. Most recently, he performed a facelift for me. I have no visible scars, and couldn't be happier with the new me. I have a very natural-looking result and have been told I look at least 15 years younger! Gone are the crows feet around my eyes, the droopy outer corners of my eyelids, and my power pouches..aka jowls. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Kasden!!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 14, 2013
"Worth Every Penny - Southlake, TX - Dr. Kasden was my second consult for my facelift. After spending a considerable amount of time with me and answering my questions, I decided he was the one! I schedule the procedure before I left the office, and cancelled my other consult. The entire process was awesome. The office staff is so wonderful and supportive, and Dr. Kasden is not only truly gifted, but has such a sense of humor! Talking with him is like talking with a good friend. He listened and made notes of what I was saying and showing him; I just knew he'd take good care of me, and he did. I had an awesome result and will definiitely use Dr. Kasden again for any future surgery."- S. / RealSelf / Apr 13, 2012
"I Did It! Sick of Juvederm. - Southlake, TX - I have been considering this for years and did my homework. Dr Kasden listened to my concerns and offered an artful eye to my face symmetry and aging . I am 58 and have had 2 facelifts. The sagging skin is only part of the problem with facial aging. Volume needs to be restored. The Operating room was where he really shined. you could tell he was doing this because he loved his craft. It was not just "his job". I was not "put under", but was given oral medications. I was awake ,but drowsy. Local lidocaine was used. Fat was removed from donor areas( added benefit!) and strained in something that looked like a tea strainer. A lot of it is a bit foggy. I suppose the worst part was the fat harvesting . He was very patient and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. I am now on day 2 post - op. Looking forward to results and healing."- L. / RealSelf / Oct 26, 2013
Ideal Candidates for Facelift
Candidates for a facelift wish to correct visible lines and facial wrinkles whether it be on the entire face or on the upper, mid, or lower sections. Facelift surgery can address many aspects depending on your unique needs. It is important to understand that age does not necessarily define the appropriate time to have a facelift. There are so many factors and concerns, and also numerous lift methods depending on what is being corrected. The facelift chosen will vary for patients who are 35 years old versus those in their 60s and 70s. Skin elasticity is one of the most important factors in the planning process. Facelift patients should be in good physical health and refrain from smoking, and also have realistic expectations.
Surgical Technique for Facelift
Depending on your individual needs, there are a number of facelifts available. Some facelifts rejuvenate the upper portion of the face while others focus on the middle and lower. Furthermore, some procedures are slightly more invasive and intricate than others. It is also common for some men and women to have a brow lift, forehead lift, or fillers and BOTOX to enhance their results. A few of the more common facelift methods include:
- Full Facelift
Considered the gold standard, the full facelift generally uses an incision along the hairline, which extends down to the temples, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are gently pulled and tightened to produce a lifted look, which softens excessive lines and wrinkles. The traditional facelift is reserved for men and women who have signs of advanced aging. With this lift, many facial rejuvenation methods may be combined, including upper or lower blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
Using a similar technique to the mini lift, the mid-facelift (cheeks) focuses on the sagging near the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works nicely for those who seek improvement in the lower two-thirds of the face, including the jowls.
- Lower Facelift
This particular facelift addresses the neck and chin, and in many cases, the jowls. Nonsurgical methods, such as laser skin tightening or Kybella can also be used for chin reduction to attain a softer, tighter neck.
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a small incision is made around the ears to lift the skin, which affects the mid to lower face. This method creates subtle improvements that look natural.
What to Expect from Facelift Surgery
After surgery, you will be monitored before you are released to go home with a responsible adult. Before your facelift, Dr. Kasden or a member of his team will schedule your follow-up appointments and discuss tips to make you recover faster and more comfortably. You should expect to have swelling and puffiness, some moderate soreness, and discomfort, which can be helped by pain prescription medication. You should look and feel normal after 2 – 4 weeks. You will see a softer, more youthful appearance. In all, your face will be slightly lifted and rejuvenated.
Frequently Asked Questions about Facelift Surgery
How much does a facelift cost?
The total cost of your facelift will vary based on the technique used. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will develop your custom treatment plan based on your needs and goals. Once this is established, he can discuss cost estimates. To avoid results that look unnatural, it's best to focus on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Kasden, instead of the cheapest price. The plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. can help you find low-interest medical financing that will make your surgery easier to afford.
Which technique is best for me?
The best surgical facelift technique for you will depend on your needs, goals, degree of skin laxity, which areas of your face are being addressed, and more. To produce the results you want, Dr. Kasden will discuss the different surgical techniques during your consultation. He will then help you decide which technique is best for you.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
While there are many great nonsurgical skin tightening procedures, these can usually only produce mild improvements. If you have moderate to severe skin sagging, a surgical facelift is the best choice to significantly improve your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will discuss your options, including nonsurgical treatments, to help you decide what is best for your needs and goals.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like Juvéderm and BOTOX, have become very popular in recent years to refresh the face. Sometimes known as a liquid facelift, injectable wrinkle treatments can relieve early signs of aging, but the results are temporary. A facelift can produce more dramatic improvements than injectables with results that can last for a long time. Ask Dr. Kasden about injectable treatments during your consultation.
Will my results look natural?
Many patients worry that facelift surgery will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they live in a wind tunnel. Dr. Kasden focuses on giving you a natural-looking result, so you look refreshed and not fake. He listens to your needs and goals before developing your personal treatment plan with the technique that will produce your best results.
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The Right Facelift for You
Facelift surgery can take years off your face and help create a fresh look. Today, there are many options for surgery based on your personal needs and goals. This treatment is designed to help you look younger but still natural. To learn more, we invite you to contact the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX to set up your private consultation with Dr. Kasden.