Face lift DallasHave you heard of the mini face lift? If so, you might be wondering if that, or a traditional face lift, is right for you and your unique situation. After all, every Dallas woman and man ages differently, and their surgical needs are different, too. So which one’s right for you?

A Mini Face Lift Explained

A mini face lift is a shorter and less invasive elective plastic surgery compared to a traditional face lift. Dallas patients often choose a mini face lift if they are just beginning to show signs of aging on their face, such as slight jowling, minimal wrinkles, and sagging of the facial skin and neck.

Since a mini face lift is less invasive, it also means that smaller incisions are used during the procedure. Of course, your incisions will be hidden in your hairline and underneath your chin, but since they are smaller incisions, there’s less downtime and your recovery from the surgery will be faster.

One important factor to remember if you are interested in a mini face lift, though, is that since it is such a less invasive procedure, it’s results aren’t meant to last a lifetime. But if you’re in your 30s and are showing signs of aging that make you look a decade or so older, getting a mini face lift now may postpone your need to get a traditional face lift later.*

A Traditional Face Lift Explained

A traditional face lift is the procedure you’re probably thinking of when you hear the term “face lift.” It involves making incisions in a patient’s hairline up, around and below the ear, as well as underneath the chin. From these incisions, Dr. Bassichis can eliminate deep wrinkles around the nose and mouth, tighten up your skin, and remove unwanted sagging skin around your lower face and neck.

A traditional face lift is usually recommended for patients who are at least 40 and tends to have longer lasting results than a mini face lift. But remember, the aging process never stops. Even if you get a face lift at 40, you may require a revision face lift later in life.*

What’s the Right Choice for Me?

While your age might help clue you in on whether or not a mini face lift or traditional face lift is right for you, the best way to determine which procedure you should proceed with is by consulting with Dr. Bassichis of Dallas’ Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center. A double-certified plastic surgeon who works exclusively on plastic surgery facial procedures, he has the skill and experience to know what procedures will work best for individual patients.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you know you want to turn back the hands of time, but aren’t sure which plastic surgery procedure is right for you, then give us a call. We’ll be happy to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Bassichis so he can perform a full facial examination, listen to your problem areas, and suggest the best procedure for you.

To schedule an appointment, call our office in Dallas today at (972) 774-1777.

*Individual results may vary.

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Face lift DallasMany Dallas women and men who are unhappy with the aging look of their face inquire with Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center to see if a face lift is right for them. And one of their most common questions is, “What parts of the face do a face lift correct?”

While some patients incorrectly assume that a face lift addresses the entire face, there are actually a variety of facial plastic surgery procedures to address different parts of the face. A face lift is designed to address the lower third of the face, by:

  • Eliminating deep wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
  • Addressing sagging or sunken cheeks.
  • Removing excess skin from the neck and lower face, often referred to as jowls.

Here is an explanation about how Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis achieves these goals when performing a face lift.

Addressing Wrinkles and Sagging or Sunken Cheeks

To address the lower third of the face, Dr. Bassichis performs a hairline incision in his patients up, around and below their ears. This “hidden” incision gives Dr. Bassichis access to the skin needed to tighten up loose skin and remove unwanted, sagging skin.

Removing Jowls

For a face lift, Dr. Bassichis also makes hidden incisions in his Dallas patients to remove unwanted jowls around the lower face or the neck. By making a small incision at the bottom of the chin, he is able to gain the access needed to remove these unwanted facial features.

Am I a Candidate for a Face Lift?

Dallas men and women desiring a face lift surgery at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center must meet certain criteria that Dr. Bassichis has set for his patients. These include:

  • Having the issues that a face lift can address
  • Being in good overall general health, and providing access to your medical records
  • Being in good mental health
  • Passing a pre-op exam for elective surgery before your procedure

Your Experience on Surgery Day

When you arrive for your face lift surgery, you’ll have needed to fast for at least 12 hours. This is because both surgeons and anesthesiologists alike feel it is unsafe to perform elective procedures on patients with a full stomach, as general anesthesia may cause nausea, and give you the risk for aspirating in your lungs.

When it’s time to go backstage, you’ll first be called to a pre-op room where nurses and medical technicians will prep you for your face lift. When it’s go-time, you’ll be wheeled to the operating room. The anesthesiologist will insert an IV in your arm to administer general anesthesia, and you’ll be asleep in seconds.

After your asleep, Dr. Bassichis will begin his work on your face lift, making the hidden incisions we discussed to give you a new, rejuvenated facial look. After your surgery is complete and you have been stitched back up, you’ll be transferred to a post-op room where you’ll awaken and be monitored until it’s determined that it’s safe for you to go home. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home as patients who receive general anesthesia are not allowed to drive the same day.

Schedule Your Consultation for a Face Lift Today

If you’re a Dallas resident who wants to put his or her best face forward, a face lift might be the right option for you. Call our office today to schedule a consultation at (972) 774-1777.

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Face lift DallasIf you’re a Dallas man or woman who is interested in getting a face lift, it’s likely that you want to make sure you’re going to get a good return on your investment. After all, not only do you have to undergo elective plastic surgery but since face lifts aren’t covered by insurance, they’re an out-of-pocket expense, too. You want to make sure that you’re choosing to undergo the procedure at an ideal time in your life when your results are likely to last the longest. It makes complete sense!

Even though you might be showing signs of aging in your face earlier in your life, plastic surgeons like Dr. Bassichis of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center – where he exclusively performs facial plastic surgery procedures – recommends that Dallas men and women wait until they are at least in their early to mid-forties before electing for the elective plastic surgery procedure. The reason? This is the ideal age to ensure that you’ll have the most long-lasting results!

What if I’m Too Young for a Face Lift, But Feel Like I Look Older Than I Am?

If you feel like your face looks older than you are, but haven’t quite hit the big 4-0, there are still other, non-surgical options for you to look more youthful and address your problem areas. At Dallas’ Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Bassichis works with younger patients on a variety of dermal fillers and injections, all designed to help you look like the best version of you. You can always consult with Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center to see which dermal filler might be the right solution for the problem areas you want to address.

Am I Too Old to Get a Face Lift?

Some patients beyond their 40s fear they’ve waited too long to get a face lift procedure. That’s not always the case. If you’ve had a face lift in the past, but feel like time has negated your results, you can always get a revision face lift. Additionally, if you’ve never had a face lift before, combining a variety of procedures such as a face lift and brow lift may give you the results you desire.*

Talk to Dr. Bassichis at Any Age

Regardless of your age, if you’re unhappy with your facial appearance, Dr. Bassichis can likely come up with an individualized treatment plan for you. Whether you want to address wrinkles, sunken cheeks, jowls or other facial issues, there are several surgical and non-surgical procedures that may be right for your unique case.

The only way to know what procedure or combination of procedures is right for you is to schedule an initial consultation at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center. When you do this, Dr. Bassichis will perform a full facial examination, listen to your problem areas, and design a unique treatment plan, just for you.

To schedule an appointment, call our Dallas office today at (972) 774-1777.

*Individual results may vary.

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Facelift Surgery DallasMany Dallas women and men feel that their faces are aging faster than they actually are. That’s a totally normal experience! In fact, a variety of factors such as sun exposure, genetics, or smoking can cause your face to age at a faster rate than your actual age. While we’ve yet to discover the true Fountain of Youth, many patients of Dr. Bassichis at Advanced Facial Surgery Center feel that he has the “magic” touch of helping patients regain their youthful appearance and look great for their age!

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is an elective plastic surgery procedure chosen by many Dallas area residents to address issues of the lower third of the face. With this procedure, Dr. Bassichis can:

  • Reshape the lower portion of the face to remove excess and unwanted skin that makes you look older than you actually
  • Remove deep creases around the mouth and nose, making you appear wrinkle-free!
  • Address hanging skin under the chin and in the neck often called jowls.

How Do I Know if I’m a Good Candidate?

Dr. Bassichis carefully screens potential Dallas patients to not only make sure he can provide them with results that make a difference, but that anyone he operates on is healthy enough for elective plastic surgery. This means in order to become a patient you must:

  • Share your full medical and mental health records.
  • Pass a pre-op appointment from your general physician.
  • Be in good, overall health.

Will People Be Able to Know I’ve Had Work Done?

Dr. Bassichis aims at making you look like the best version of you, so people won’t know you’ve undergone a facelift unless you tell them. While they’ll likely notice your more youthful look, they may think you’re just using some special anti-aging cream that Hollywood celebrities swear by!

Best of yet, there will be no telltale scars on your face to tip others off that you’ve had elective surgery. When performing a facelift, Dr. Bassichis makes incisions:

  • Under your chin to address loose cheeks and jowls.
  • Above and around your ear in your hairline to tighten up your mid-face.

What Will My Surgery Day Be Like?

Many people who choose to get facelifts have never undergone surgery before, so they’re understandably nervous and curious about what surgery day will entail. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect:

  • You’ll arrive on surgery day having fasted at least 12 hours, so you can have general anesthesia administered for your surgery (which puts you completely asleep).
  • You’ll initially be called back to a pre-op room, where you’ll be prepared for your procedure by a team of nurses and medical professionals.
  • Once it’s go-time, you’ll be wheeled back to the operating room.
  • The anesthesiologist will insert an IV to administer general anesthesia. You’ll be completely asleep in seconds.
  • Bassichis will get to work on your personalized surgery.
  • You’ll be transferred to a post-op room, where you’ll be monitored by nurses and medical professionals until they’ve determined you’re safe to go home.
  • You’ll be driven home by a friend or family member because you can’t drive after receiving general anesthesia.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’re ready to regain your more youthful facial appearance, why wait? Call our office in Dallas today to schedule a consultation at (972) 774-1777.

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Every year, many Dallas women and men visit Dr. Bassichis to inquire about getting a facelift. These patients specifically seek him out for his reputation of providing natural-looking results that provide clients with timeless beauty, not a worked-on, windblown look. One of the many questions Dr. Bassichis receives when consulting with patients about facelifts is, “How visible are my scars going to be after surgery?” Continue reading to learn more.

Dr. Bassichis Works to Disguise Facelift Scars

The good news for Dallas men and women seeking a facelift is that Dr. Bassichis works very hard to high scars when performing a facelift on the lower third of your face. He does this by:

  • Making a small incision underneath the chin to address sagging cheeks and jowls.
  • Making incisions in your hairline, above and around your ear, so scars are disguised when used to address the midface portion of your face.

And because Dr. Bassichis has a policy of working on making you look like the best version of you, not someone with a “windblown” look, not only will nobody see your scars, they’ll be none the wiser that you’ve had work done – unless of course, you tell them

What Makes a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Simply desiring to turn back the hands of time isn’t enough to qualify you to be one of Dr. Bassichis’ patients. In order to be accepted, you must:

  • Share your full medical and mental health history to make sure you are healthy enough for this elective plastic surgery procedure.
  • Pass a pre-operative examination by your Dallas general practitioner to clear you for elective surgery.
  • Fully listen to Dr. Bassichis about the facelift procedure, and communicate back to him that you understand that you know what will take place and what your anticipated results may be.

Your Surgery Day Experience

On the big day, you’ll arrive having fasted at least 12 hours prior. This is necessary because you’ll be receiving general anesthesia for your procedure, and surgeons and anesthesiologists alike prefer to perform elective procedures on patients with empty stomachs to prevent complications.

You’ll first be called back to a pre-op room, where a team of nurses and medical professionals will prepare you for your surgery. Then you’ll be wheeled back to the operating room for the big event.

Once the anesthesiologist has administered your anesthesia through an IV, you’ll quickly fall asleep, and Dr. Bassichis will get to work. When he’s done, you’ll be transferred to a post-op room where you’ll wake up and be monitored by nurses and medical technicians. You’ll need to arrange for a ride home from your surgery because general anesthesia and driving don’t mix.

Why Wait? Schedule Your Consultation today!

If you think your facial appearance makes you look older than you really are, or than you feel inside, there’s no reason to walk around Dallas that way. A facelift can be an excellent procedure to make you look great for your age.

If you’re interested in this elective plastic surgery, call Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation at (972) 774-1777.

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As an exclusive specialist in facial cosmetic procedures, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Benjamin Bassichis knows that many of his patients seek non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation. Meeting the concerns of his patients in the safest and most effective manner is of paramount importance.

Many patients want wrinkle reduction, improvement in their sagging skin, and jaw contour, but for many reasons are not ready for a facelift surgery. With an artful combination of skin tightening techniques, botox, lasers and injectable filler, Dr. Bassichis can non-invasively lift the face and rejuvenate the skin with short recovery time, natural appearance, and no scars or surgery.

Dr. Bassichis’ Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation provides excellent, natural-looking results and leaves his patients extremely satisfied.

For many patients, Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation can provide significant improvement for wrinkles and sagging skin, especially for those who are not yet ready to undergo traditional facelift surgery.

Please contact the office of Dr. Benjamin Bassichis to schedule your consultation to determine which customized procedures will best accomplish your goals. We invite you to call 972-774-1777 for further information.

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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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