Our skin endures a lot over the years. Between exposure to the natural elements and daily wear and tear, it’s no surprise that our face is one of the first places that shows signs of aging. These signs can appear as sagging skin, loss of facial volume, and wrinkles. If you are looking to reverse the effects of aging on your face, you may want to consider a face lift.. Dustin C. Derrick, MD is the lead plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW for face lifts in Fort Worth TX. For more information about this procedure, contact us today to schedule your consultation.
What is a face lift?
A face lift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a procedure designed to improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Essentially, this treatment removes excess facial skin and tightens the surrounding tissues to enhance your overall facial features.
How does it work?
This is an outpatient procedure that involves local anesthetics. A typical surgery takes anywhere from two to five hours, with the patient returning home once the procedure is completed. Our talented surgeon will gently remove your excess skin and manipulate the deeper tissues of the face. They will then adjust the skin to give you a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What are the benefits?
A facelift has many benefits, with the main one being an increase in confidence after the procedure. With your sagging skin removed and your appearance looking more youthful, you will be able to enjoy life without people guessing your age based on your skin. You will also have fewer wrinkles and creases around the lips following the procedure. Facelifts also hold higher efficacy than most “lunch hour”treatments, as results from this procedure are meant to last for the longer term. We can combine your facelift procedure with a brow lift, eyelid lift, neck lift, or fat grafting to enhance your profile all the better. We also perform a SMAS Plication facelift to personalize your experience all the more, as this approach specifically accommodates each patient’s facial structures and aesthetic goals.
What can I expect?
Before coming up with a targeted treatment plan, you will come in for a consultation with one of our experts. During this consultation they will examine your face and any specific areas of concern you may have. Once the exam is complete, Dr. Derrick will talk with you to determine medical history and your goals for the procedure. With all of this information, they will then come up with a plan specific to your needs and aesthetic desires.
Am I a candidate?
If you are experiencing loose, sagging skin on your face and along your jaw, you may be a candidate for a face lift! Please check with your doctor is you have an existing skin condition, as this may affect your candidacy for this procedure. All candidates should also be in good health to be considered.
Schedule your consultation
You don’t have to live with signs of aging on your face. If you are ready to turn back the clock and restore your youthful skin, contact us today to schedule your face lift consultation with Dustin C. Derrick, MD at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW.