When I see patients for facelift in Dallas, many are concerned about their results looking “overworked.” We’ve all seen facelifts that go too far. Good surgeons keep this in mind when evaluating a patient.
The best facelift results come when a surgeon takes the time to understand a patient’s natural progression in aging and uses this information to personalize the procedure. I like to have my patients show me a series of photographs that show how they looked at various ages. This helps me better understand how to address the issues of aging, without losing sight of the objective— restoring a patient’s face to a more youthful version of their own.
Traditional facelifts target the lower face and neck, and achieve a firmer, more defined jawline. To create a more rested and youthful overall appearance, it’s important to address aging in the brow and mid-face as well.
To avoid the “pulled” or “windswept” look that characterizes many overdone facelifts, I use a procedure that involves blending the skin on the lower and upper face by pulling it in two different directions. This requires the technical ability and skill to pull the brow, midface, lower face, and neck along vectors to achieve a natural look. The technique also involves using grafts deep in the natural fat pads to hold the skin taut.
While a facelift can’t stop aging, it can turn the clock back by several years. When done correctly, the results are natural and aesthetically pleasing.