Face Lift and Neck Lift Procedures: Are They Right for You?
As you age, it becomes easier to see the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and stress physically in your face. Deep creases may form between your nose and mouth. The jawline may begin to sag, while loose skin appears around your neck. Face and neck lift focus primarily on the areas from the top of your ears down to the bottom of your neck. Many Dallas residents look into the mirror and realize the face they see no longer represents the youth and vitality they feel within themselves. When this occurs, many have turned to Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery and Dr. Michael R. Whetstone for a face lift/and or neck lift. Insert patient testimonial: “Dr. Whetstone has helped me to feel better about me. By making me look better on the outside, not fake, he has helped me to be a better person all over. I feel like the new me, a younger me.”
Am I a Good Candidate for Face Lift Surgery?
If you are in good health and have loose face and neck skin, then you are a good candidate for a face lift. Face lift surgery helps you look younger and fresher. If you have any concerns about being a good candidate please call us at (972) 831-8822.
How Should I Plan for Face Lift Surgery?
Face lift surgery has very individualized results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Whetstone will evaluate your face, skin and underlying bone structure and help you identify realistic goals. Dr. Whetstone will review the surgical techniques and anesthesia you will receive. Dr. Whetstone feels that an educated patient is of the utmost importance and will answer all the questions you have. You will meet with our patient coordinator to get information about the costs involved. You will receive specific instructions from your surgeon and his nurse detailing how you should prepare for your surgery. Our staff will give you guidelines on eating, drinking, taking vitamins and medication and will advise you not to smoke. Your surgery will go much more smoothly if you follow these instructions. Smoking can interfere with the healing process, as it slows blood flow to your skin. If you are a smoker, you will be advised to stop smoking at least 4 weeks prior to surgery.
What Happens After Face Lift Surgery?
After the surgery, patients can expect minor pain and swelling, which typically subsides by the time stitches are removed 7-10 days later. Post-surgery pain and discomfort isn’t typically significant. To help reduce swelling it may be recommended that you keep your head slightly elevated. You should plan to take it easy for a week or two after your surgery but should be moving around with ease 1-2 days after your surgery. Dr. Whetstone or a member of our staff will see you the day after your surgery. Your dressings will be removed and your hair will be washed for you.
Choosing Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery for Your Face Lift and Neck Lift
When seeking the best face lift and neck lift services in Dallas, turn to Dr. Whetstone. His extensive training and many years of experience ensure that his patients are in the best hands. Dr. Whetstone evaluates and educates each patient before the procedure to explain the risks and benefits, so you can make the best decision for yourself. To begin your journey towards a more youthful appearance, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.