Facelift Dallas

Losing the firmness of our cheeks and gaining jowls is an unfortunate product of aging. As we hit our 40s or 50s, our facial features shift and may leave us nearly unrecognizable when we look in the mirror. A facelift tightens up the skin and removes fat to help you regain your youthful appearance, addressing unwanted features such as sagging cheeks and jowls.

Contouring the Chin and Neck

Jowls are on the top of the list of concerns when Dallas patients come in for a facelift consultation. This sagging skin and fat hangs from the chin and neck hiding the natural contours of your face and making many patients very self-conscious. While a facelift traditionally focuses on lifting the middle third of the face, Dallas facial plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis considers a patient’s entire facial anatomy. This includes revealing the natural shape of your face by removing unwanted fat and skin that cause jowls.

This move toward individualized treatment focuses on your specific problems. Rather than simply lifting the tissue, Dr. Bassichis will evaluate where to apply his advanced surgical techniques for a result that takes at least ten years off your face.

Restoring Firmness to Cheeks

Sagging cheeks are the result of excess skin and a loss of volume. A facelift will tighten the skin but not restore the firmness of your cheeks. For smooth and supple cheeks, Dr. Bassichis recommends treatment with injectable fillers or fat injections.

Injectable fillers work by replacing naturally occurring hyaluronic acid for firmer skin. Fat injections replace fat that has shifted down with new fat from your own body. Both techniques leave patients with more natural results by completely restoring the skin’s volume.

To schedule your facelift consultation, call our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.

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Facelift Surgeon Dallas

A facelift removes excess skin and fat that causes Dallas patients to look older than they feel. What it won’t do is restore skin texture, volume, and remove age spots. By choosing a facial plastic surgeon who can help maintain results rather than performing a one-time procedure, you will keep your skin healthy and youthful long after surgery is over.

#1 Board-Certification

What many Dallas facelift patients don’t know is that a doctor can take a weekend seminar to perform plastic surgery. Though the price for these doctors seems to be right, the results are often less natural because they have little idea about the intricacies of facial anatomy. By selecting a facial plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, you can avoid any confusion about qualifications. The facial plastic surgeons who receive this board-certification have six years of specialized training to perform plastic surgery and focus on exceptional and ethical patient care.

At Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we believe that only board-certified facial plastic surgeons should perform plastic surgery. What’s more, Dr. Bassichis is double board-certified, as both a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist).

#2 Exclusive Specialization in Facial Procedures

Most Dallas plastic surgeons offer facelifts. The problem is that they also offer breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and a host of other procedures. A facial plastic surgeon who specializes exclusively in facial procedures will focus on the fine details of surgery rather than trying to be a jack-of-all-trades and master of none.

#3 Natural Results

To achieve the most natural results, there are a number of minimally invasive procedures that can take your facelift from good to extraordinary. By restoring volume with fat injections or injectable fillers, you will not only eliminate wrinkles but attain firmer skin.

As part of our plan for skin health, the Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center offers patients a host of procedures to enhance and maintain the results of your facelift. We believe that providing a wide range of skin care treatments after your facelift will ensure long-lasting results.

For more information, schedule an appointment by calling our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.

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Facelift Surgeon Dallas

If you’ve decided to get a facelift surgery in Dallas, you probably have a ton of questions about what you might need to do to select the right facelift surgeon for you and prepare for your surgery. Read on as we help guide you on how to prepare for your facelift surgery.

•    Select the Right Doctor for You.

One of the most important things that you can do in preparing for facelift surgery in Dallas is selecting the right doctor. You want a doctor that you have good chemistry with, and more importantly, a doctor that is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. As you are interviewing doctors during consultations, ask them several questions about their experience, including where they went to school and performed their internship and residency, why they got into the field of plastic surgery and what awards or recognitions they have. During your consultations, your doctor will examine your face to determine your skin elasticity and bone structure, to ensure you are a good candidate for facelift surgery. You will also discuss the specific procedures your doctor will be performing on your face, discuss your expectations for facelift surgery and get an idea of realistic results. Remember, when it comes to selecting a facelift surgeon, you are in charge.

•    Quit Smoking.

Most facelift surgeons will recommend that you quit smoking at least 2 weeks before your facelift surgery and 2 weeks after, as smoking alters blood flow, and may negatively impact your healing process. But, for many other health reasons, it’s best if you quit smoking altogether. If you need help quitting smoking, ask your facelift surgeon for help getting into a smoking cessation program.

•    Discuss Your Medical History with Your Facelift Surgeon.

Facelift surgery can be an intense procedure, and it’s important that you discuss your full medical history with your facelift surgeon before moving forward with your facelift. Your facelift surgeon may recommend some changes based on your medical history. For example, if you are prone to high blood pressure, he or she may prescribe you blood pressure medication before surgery.

•    Stop Taking Certain Medications.

Certain medications, such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements, may increase your risk of bleeding during and after your facelift surgery. If you take any of these drugs or supplements on a daily basis, your Dallas facelift surgeon will recommend you stop taking them at least 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after your facelift surgery.

•    Wash Your Hair.

To avoid infection, you’ll likely be instructed to wash your hair the night before and the morning of your facelift surgery.

•    Avoid Eating.

Because you’ll be receiving anesthesia for your facelift surgery, it’s important that you don’t eat anything after midnight the night before your surgery. You should also avoid consuming any alcohol for 48 hours before your facelift surgery.

•    Arrange for Transportation and Aftercare.

Because you’ll be receiving general anesthesia for your facelift surgery, you will be staying overnight at our facility. It is also best to arrange for someone to pick you up and drive you home after your surgery, and that you have someone stay with you during the first 1 or 2 critical days of recovery.

Now that you’re prepared for facelift surgery, what are you waiting for? Call Dr. Bassichis in his Dallas office at (972) 774-1777 to schedule a facelift consultation today.

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Mini Facelift Dallas

You may have heard that there are two Facelift procedures – a Facelift and a Mini Facelift. And you may be wondering, “What are the differences between these two?” We here at the Dallas Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center have done all the research for you. So sit back, relax and read on has we explain the differences between a Facelift procedure and a Mini Facelift procedure.

What is a Facelift?

If you’re considering a facelift procedure in Dallas, you couldn’t have found a more skilled plastic surgeon than Dr. Bassichis, who is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that “turns back the hands of time” to provide you with a more youthful, beautiful face. The actual surgery involves rejuvenating the lower third of the face and neck by lifting the skin, providing volume restoration with facial filler injections and/or fat transfer and removing unnecessary, sagging skin from the face and neck. All incisions are hidden in folds or creases, so they are unseen and avoid hair loss or abnormal hairlines.

Dr. Bassichis doesn’t take a “one size fits all” approach to plastic surgery. He customizes every facelift procedure to provide the best results for each client. Additionally, his office has a Medi Spa, where you can continue your facial rejuvenation process after you’ve recovered from your Facelift procedure. At the Medi Spa, you can receive the latest technologies in lasers, light therapy and aesthetic technologies in a spa-like, yet medical facility where all procedures are done under the supervision of Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis.

What is a Mini Facelift?

Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis also performs Mini Facelifts, which he has coined, the MiniLiftTM.

A Mini Facelift is similar to a Facelift, but requires less surgery and thus, less recovery time. During a Mini Facelift surgery, the most visible signs of aging are addressed by eliminating excess fat, then tightening the skin of the neck and lower face. Dr. Bassichis’ Dallas spa, the Medi Spa, is also available to Mini Facelift patients after they have recovered from their procedures.

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift or a Mini Facelift?

Generally speaking, people with the following characteristics are good candidates for plastic surgery:

  • Are in good health, both medically and psychologically.
  • Do not smoke, or can promise to quit smoking two weeks before and two weeks after their plastic surgery procedure.
  • Are not obese.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Have friends or family who can provide support while you are healing from your procedure.
  • Have realistic expectations.

This last requirement for plastic surgery – having realistic expectations – is going to be one that Dr. Bassichis will go over with you in fine detail if you are considering between a Facelift and a Mini Face Lift. Do you want a complete youthful appearance? Are you in the early phases of aging and trying to get rid of unwanted wrinkles and sagging skin, but don’t see yourself as a candidate for a full Facelift? These are the types of questions that Dallas facial plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis will ask you as you decide between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift. 

Start the Discussion Today

If you’re ready to talk about Facelifts and Mini Facelifts, there’s no better time to start the process than today. Call Dr. Bassichis at his Dallas office at (972) 774-1777.

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Mini Facelift Dallas

If you’ve been reading up on Facelift procedures, you may have found that in addition to the Full Facelift, there is also a Mini Facelift surgery available. And you might be wondering, “Which Facelift procedure is right for me?” The answer, according to Dallas surgeon, Dr. Bassichis of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, lies all in your expectations. The results you are hoping to achieve will determine if you are a Mini Facelift candidate or a Full Facelift candidate.

Am I a Mini Facelift Candidate?

Mini Facelift procedures are shorter, less surgically invasive and take less recovery time. A Mini Facelift, coined MiniLift™ by Dr. Bassichis, is ideal for someone who has fewer facial issues to correct. If you have only slight jowling and sagging of the skin and the neck, and only slight wrinkles, this less-invasive procedure just might be right for you. With a Mini Facelift, Dallas surgeon Dr. Bassichis will tighten your deep facial tissue through shorter incisions, usually hidden behind the ear or in the hairline. These mini-incisions, however, can provide excellent results. A Mini Facelift can rejuvenate a “tired” look, or turn back the hands of time to make a slightly aging face appear much younger. As you continue to age, however, you may opt to have a Full Facelift in the future, though a Mini Facelift can postpone a Full Facelift for several years to come.

Am I Full Facelift Candidate?

Dallas surgeon Dr. Bassichis skillfully hides your incisions in folds or creases, providing a natural camouflage for your scars and avoiding abnormal hairlines or hair loss. If you have more pronounced aging on your face, such has heavier jowls, sagging skin and deeper wrinkles; then a Full Facelift is probably the option that will give you the best results. With a Full Facelift, Dr. Bassichis will be better able to address the advanced aging signs around your mid-face and neck, giving you a dramatically rejuvenated, younger looking face. A Full Facelift is a more intense surgical procedure, however, and you will have more incisions. Since a Full Facelift is a more intense procedure, you will require a longer recovering time.

Before You Choose a Mini Facelift or Full Facelift.

Before you decide whether you want a Mini Facelift of a Full Facelift, it’s important that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Bassichis at his Dallas office. During the consultation, Dr. Bassichis will perform a full examination of your face, and explain what type of realistic results you can expect to receive with both a Mini Facelift and a Full Facelift. Once you select a procedure, he’ll explain it to you in detail, and make sure you are a candidate for plastic surgery, meaning that:

  • You’re generally in good medical and psychological health;
  • You don’t smoke, or you agree to quit smoking 2 weeks before and after your procedure as smoking can complicate plastic surgery and healing time;
  • You have good physical health;
  • You live a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly;
  • You have a support system at home who can pick you up from your procedure and help take care of you the first few days of recovery;
  • Most importantly, you understand what results you can expect with the surgery procedure you’ve chosen, and you have realistic expectations.

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If you’re ready to start your Facelift or Mini Facelift journey, call the Dallas office of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center today at (972) 774-1777 to schedule a consultation.

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Face lift Dallas

If you are considering getting a facelift, you probably have a lot of questions. How do I pick a Dallas facelift surgeon? What qualifications and education does my facelift surgeon need to have? What are my final results going to look like? Am I even a good candidate for a facelift? Well, you can rest assured, you’ve come to the right place to get the answers you seek. Dr. Bassichis at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center performs hundreds of facelifts a year, and he is here to answer all your questions.

Are You Board Certified in Plastic Surgery?

One of the crucial questions you should ask your plastic surgeon is if he or she is board certified in plastic surgery, and what other qualifications he or she has. Dr. Bassichis has an impressive list of credentials. He is double board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery).

Dr. Bassichis received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, where he graduated Cum Laude. He also attended the Medical School University of Texas; had an internship in general surgery at the University of Texas in Dallas; he had his residency in head and neck surgery at the University of Texas in Dallas, where he was Chief Resident for head and neck surgery; and he had a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

In addition to his board certifications and quality education, facelift surgeon Dr. Bassichis has received numerous awards and recognition, including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Plastic Surgeons
  • Voted Best Doctor in America
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
  • Recipient of the John Orlando Roe Award
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Clearly, Dr. Bassichis is a qualified facelift surgeon who can work with you to receive the realistic results you desire.

What Are My Results Going to Look Like?

If you’re considering a facelift, you’re probably wondering, “What are my results going to look like?” In the past, facelifts often resulted in tight, artificial-looking results; Dr. Bassichis takes a unique, custom approach to each of his Dallas patients, allowing their natural beauty and a refreshed younger version of yourself to shine through for years to come. Rather than facial changing, Dr. Bassichis focuses on facial rejuvenation. You can see before and after pictures of Dr. Bassichis’ facelift procedures at his Dallas office.

In addition to offering plastic surgery, Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center also has a Medi.SPA, whose goal is to help you achieve beautifully healthy skin. At the spa, where treatments are performed under the supervision of Dr. Bassichis, you can receive aesthetics, laser and skin care, all in a spa-like, medical facility.

Am I A Good Candidate for a Facelift?

To qualify to be a good candidate for a facelift, you must meet multiple criteria including:

  1. Skin Elasticity:  For natural-looking results, it’s important that you have facial skin that retains some elasticity.
  2. Strong Bone Structure: A good facelift candidate will have a well-defined underlying bone structure to provide natural-looking results.
  3. Realistic expectations: It’s important that a facelift candidate has realistic expectations of what a facelift can and can’t do, and be in good psychological health.
  4. Good Overall Health: Before you get a facelift, it’s important that you are in overall good health, so that you can heal quickly and properly from your procedure. Always discuss any pre-existing medical conditions with your facelift surgeon before a facelift surgery.
  5. Non-Smoker: Smoking isn’t only very damaging to your health, but it can also affect how you heal after your facelift surgery. A good facelift candidate will be a non-smoker so that proper healing can occur after the facelift surgery.

I’m Interested in a Facelift. What Do I Do Next?

If you’re interested in a facelift and believe you are a good candidate for the procedure, call facelift surgeon Dr. Bassichis in his Dallas office today at (972) 774-1777 to schedule a consultation.

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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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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