Because the plastic surgery procedure known as a “facelift” include the word “face,” some Dallas residents incorrectly assume the surgery addresses all wrinkling, lost facial volume, facial drooping, and other signs of aging on the entire face. This isn’t true. While the procedure works wonders on the areas it targets, it does have a limited scope. Continue reading to learn what areas of a face this surgery can correct.
What You Need to Know About Facelift Plastic Surgery
As we age, we naturally begin to experience wrinkles, facial drooping and lost facial volume all over our faces. The medical field of plastic surgery has created a variety of procedures to address these issues. But not all procedures address every issue you may be experiencing. Oftentimes, patients who have visible signs of aging may require a combination of cosmetic treatments to meet their overall desired outcomes.
When specifically talking about a facelift, it’s important to know that it’s designed to correct the following problems of the mid to lower face:
- Lost facial volume, such as sunken cheeks
- Facial drooping in the mid to lower face
- Jowls around the chin
This procedure is performed by placing a hairline incision on both sides of your face, beginning above your ear, then going down and all the way around the back of your ear. If jowls are also an issue that a Dallas patient needs to be addressed, a small incision will be made underneath the chin.
A facelift doesn’t address a loose or sagging neck. That is an issue that is addressed with a neck lift, which many Dallas patients combine with their facelift surgery.
Addressing Signs of Aging on the Upper Portion of Your Face
Signs of aging on the upper portion of the face are corrected by additional procedures, including:
- Blepharoplasty to correct drooping eyelids, dark circles underneath your eyes, and puffiness underneath your eyes
- Brow lift to correct additional eyelid drooping years after blepharoplasty has been performed, as well as to address wrinkling and droopiness of the forehead
- Routine injections with solutions like BOTOX® and dermal fillers
- Chemical peels to rejuvenate the appearance of the face
How Do You Know Which Procedures Are Right for You?
As many Dallas plastic surgery patients know, the signs of aging don’t just attack your mid to lower face. That’s why the above-mentioned procedures are available to patients to address additional effects of the aging process, besides those issues that a facelift can correct.
But how do you know what procedures you need? The answer isn’t as simple as asking “Dr. Google.”
While it’s helpful to research desired plastic surgery procedures online to learn more about them, the Internet isn’t a tool to determine a treatment plan for you. Only a consultation with a skilled facial plastic surgeon like Dallas’ Dr. Bassichis of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center can do so.
During an initial consultation with Dr. Bassichis, he’ll listen to your concerns and desired outcomes, examine your face, and from these pieces of information, formulate a personalized treatment plan for you. Every patient’s treatment plan will be different, and your’s might include surgery, non-surgical procedures, or both.
Contact Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas today at (972) 774-1777.