Facelift Surgery Dallas

A facelift can impede the onset of middle age, helping our patients to feel like a refreshed, younger version of themselves This procedure provides our patients with a boost of confidence, helping their appearance to represent the youthful energy that they still possess. For a better understanding of how a facelift turns back the clock, it helps to know exactly how we age and what it does to our face as time moves on.

The Effects of Aging on Your Face

We are all born with a certain amount of skin elasticity that begins to fade as soon as we reach our early 20s. The gradual slackening of skin contributes to the ever-changing shape of our face, leading to:

  • Wrinkles and lines forming in the corners of our mouths.
  • Excess skin hanging from our necks.
  • Fat accumulating around our chins.

By the time we reach our 40’s or 50’s, our appearance can begin to look completely different than how it once did from younger years.

Reversing the Effects of Middle Age

A facelift focuses on the lower face consisting of the chin, neck, cheeks (also known as jowls) and nasolabial folds. By making small incisions in the hairline, Dr. Bassichis can tighten muscles that have slackened over time and also remove unsightly fat that has accumulated in unwanted places, such as the chin and neck. When the procedure is complete, the lower third of the patient’s face will be more smooth and tighter than it has been in years.

Additional Procedures That Complement a Facelift

Because a facelift only addresses the lower third of the face, there are additional surgical procedures that can enhance the results of a facelift. Many Dallas patients have benefitted from combining the following procedures with a facelift for a full facial rejuvenation:

  • Brow lift: Tightening the area around the brow to raise the brows and smooth lines and wrinkles that can cause our patients to look upset or angry.
  • Eye lift: For patients with bags under their eyes or excess skin that droops into their line of vision, an eye lift opens up the eyes by removing skin and fat deposits to refocus attention on the eyes.
  • Dermal fillers/Fat grafting: In the years following a facelift, volume loss will continue as the effects of gravity continue to sag facial features. Dermal fillers offer the opportunity to maintain a facelift for longer time periods without losing the fresh new look.
  • CO2 Laser Resurfacing: These non-surgical treatments help with the overall texture by stimulating the collagen beneath the surface to provide more youthful looking skin.

During the consultation, Dr. Bassichis will perform an examination to determine the best approach – as well as eliminate any concerns that you may have regarding the process – of improving your appearance.

The Benefits of a Facelift

In addition to taking years of of your appearance, there are also several inherent benefits in the procedure. Facelifts can help to restore confidence and lost vitality by aligning your physical appearance with the way you feel.

As the premiere facelift expert in Dallas, Dr. Bassichis is committed to helping you choose the right option to successfully recapture that younger, more refreshed version of yourself.

To schedule your facelift consultation, contact our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777.

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Rhinoplasty Surgery Dallas

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for physical health, and sleep apnea is one of the leading causes for interrupted sleep. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that obstructs one’s breathing during sleep and produces symptoms such as:

  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up from deep sleep
  • Pause in breathing
  • Exhaustion after a full night’s sleep

In its worst form, sleep apnea is a condition that threatens the lives of many Dallas patients. Septoplasty is the most effective and permanent way to stop the symptoms from affecting their quality of life.

How Septoplasty Can Cure Sleep Apnea

There are numerous types of sleep apnea, and septoplasty is one of the few procedures that can cure it for good. If a patient’s sleep apnea is caused by a nasal obstruction in one of the three key areas of their nose, then plastic surgery can help alleviate symptoms to the point where they almost completely disappear. These three areas are:

  • Septum: Separating the right and left sides with a wall of bone and tissue, if the septum is skewed off-center then it has the potential to cause breathing trouble. A septoplasty can adjust the position of the nasal septum, eliminating the cause of sleep apnea.
  • Turbinates: On the bottom left and right of the nostrils, the areas of tissue that flare out to the side are called turbinates. When too large, they can prevent airflow and lead to sleep apnea. A septoplasty reduces the size of the turbinates, restoring a normal flow of air and reducing the chances of developing sleep apnea.
  • Nasal valve: The upper bridge of a nose that narrows significantly is known as the nasal valve. When the nasal valve is too narrow, air cannot pass through and breathing is obstructed. A plastic surgeon can use cartilage to rebuild the nasal valve so that air can pass unobstructed.

During a consultation, Dr. Bassichis will explain the method of surgery recommended for your form of sleep apnea. In some cases a combination of these procedures will be used to remove all breathing obstructions for increased patient comfort.

Healing from a Septoplasty

The standard recovery time for a septoplasty is a few weeks. It is especially important to rest during this time and anticipate spending at least a week home from work, while sticking to mild activity. This will reduce the chances of swelling or any complications from arising after surgery. It will also give the best opportunity for the nose to heal without risking damage to this site.

To alleviate the discomfort from surgery, Dr. Bassichis recommends:

  • Taking medication as directed.
  • Holding off on strenuous physical activities such as running or sports for an average of two weeks.
  • Applying ice or frozen peas to the area around your nose to reduce swelling and minimize bruising.

After a few weeks it will be difficult to tell that you’ve even had surgery, however a full recovery from surgery can take up to a year.

To schedule your septoplasty surgery, call our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777 to get started with a consultation

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Facelift Dallas

 

A facelift is the perfect way to recapture ten or fifteen years that have slipped by with one simple procedure. But like most patients who come to Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, they are likely wondering how long to expect these results to last. Most of the results depends on the patient and how they care for their skin after the procedure.

Factors That Influence Your Facelift Results

Everyone knows that genetics play a large role in determining the way that people age, and some are luckier than others. But there are also factors within their control that can promote the optimal skin health needed to extend the results of a facelift. By refraining from these behaviors, patients will be more likely to look youthful many years after their facelift:

  • Smoking: Many people don’t recognize how detrimental smoking is, not only to their health, but also to their appearance. Smoking causes wrinkles to form and skin to become sallow and lackluster. Quit smoking before a facelift in order to gain a fresh start.
  • Weight fluctuation: Losing and gaining, gaining and losing – if a patient’s weight is unstable, it can cause jowls to form and skin to grow slack before its time. Maintaining a stable weight will not only be good for the body, but help the skin to stay supple for longer.
  • Sun without protection. The days of tanning for hours on end have ceased. To preserve skin from sun damage, stay out of the sun in the peak hours (10 am to 2 pm). When going outside, it is important to wear high SPF sunscreen and protective clothing to shield yourself from harmful UVA and UVB rays that can cause wrinkles, age spots, and even skin cancer.

By maintaining a healthy lifestyle and carefully caring for their skin, patients’ facelift results can last an average of ten years. Another trick to keeping the results up to par is through skin care, which helps to nourish the skin with essential nutrition that it needs to keep healthy.

Skin Care and Other Beneficial Treatments

Facelifts can be considered to be similar to a time machine. It’s like having a fresh slate again to begin all of the good skincare practices that never got practiced before. When patients come to our Dallas office, advice is offered for follow-up care in the form of products and procedures to enhance their newfound youth. This includes:

  • Skin care formulated for their skin type and its needs: As we grow older, our skin can benefit from using different treatments or more refined products to provide dazzling results. We recommend products that will keep our patients’ skin radiant and revitalized long after their facelift.
  • Procedures to address aging over time: While a facelift is excellent to restore the middle of the face and neck from sagging, lines and wrinkles, it does not address volume loss or age spots. For those problems, we encourage patients to explore dermal fillers to regain youthful volume and laser treatment to remove age spots and visibly tighten skin.

To preserve youth regained through a facelift, it is important to dedicate time to a healthier lifestyle which will allow patients to enjoy the results for longer while providing a better quality of life in general.

To schedule your facelift consultation, call our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777.

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14755 Preston Road Ste 110 Dallas Texas, 75254