Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Dallas
Usually in the early 40′s, facial laxity begins to occur. The earliest sign of facial laxity is looking “tired”. It is important to understand that facial aging is not just a skin problem. All the layers of the face – skin, underlying fat and bone – change with age.
It is also important to realize that in most cases, all the areas of the face age together. As a result, they all “match” and look natural. We call that “facial harmony”. It is, therefore, often unwise to surgically correct only one area (neck, cheeks, eyes) without simultaneously addressing the adjacent areas.
Traditionally, facial aging has been considered as only loose skin. And facelift procedures were aimed at skin re-draping and removal. While this simple procedure is still very common, pulling on the skin inevitably eventually results in the “stretched,” “wind-blown” appearance that people fear.
It is my strong opinion that the proper way to surgically rejuvenate the face is to reposition all the layers of the face as a unit, using the deeper fibrous support layers – never pulling on the skin. The variation of this approach that I developed has come to be known as the “High SMAS” facelift technique. After repositioning, redundant skin is removed in place. For over 25 years, this procedure has produced natural, long-lasting results.
The procedure can be performed in our surgicenter. An overnight stay is recommended. While full social appearance is limited for six weeks, normal activities can be resumed in 10 to 14 days.
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