Steps of a Facelift Procedure

Dallas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz always wants his patients to be prepared for their plastic surgery procedures with their questions answered and their minds at ease. Dr. Azouz likes his patients to know what to expect before, during, and after their cosmetic procedure. Facelift surgery in Dallas is a day surgery procedure performed by Dr. Azouz to rejuvenate the face and neck.  

What are the Steps of a Facelift Procedure?

So what exactly are the steps of a facelift procedure? The true answer is that everyone’s facelift surgical plan is slightly different, being tailored to their unique anatomy and desired results.  Dr. Azouz always strives for a beautiful and natural result.  Here’s a general outline of what steps Dr. Azouz takes during facelifts.

Consult 

During a facelift consultation, Dr. Azouz takes the patient’s history and performs a physical examination.  Dr. Azouz will show the patient on their face what they might expect with different facelift options.  Dr. Azouz discusses the procedure in general and then focuses on the patient’s specific concerns and anatomy.  The patient’s questions are answered, and Dr. Azouz arranges a certified facility and anesthesia provider for the facelift procedure.  

Step One: Administer Anesthesia

Facelift procedures are almost always performed with a local anesthetic in the treatment area and twilight intravenous sedation to make patients comfortable. Dr. Azouz can even tweak the level you’re sedated depending on your specific anesthesia needs.  

Step Two: Make the Incisions

At this point, a facelift procedure can go down several different treatment paths. The traditional facelift incision lies in the hairline around the temples, passing in behind the ear and down toward the neck. However, the incision is smaller for mini facelifts, providing a shorter scar but limiting Dr. Azouz’s access to underlying tissues.

Facelifts are often performed in combination with neck lift when issues like sagging skin, neck banding, or double chin are causes for concern. In some cases, a neck lift incision may be made in an inconspicuous indentation under the chin.

Dr. Azouz performs a drainless double-layer facelift. This involves a surgical technique that eliminates drains at the incision sites following the procedure and minimizes scarring.

Step Three: Make Surgical Adjustments

The tissues of the face are delicate, intricate structures that Dr. Azouz will meticulously adjust to eliminate wrinkles, sagging skin, and hollow areas that bother facelift patients. This process involves removing the skin, tightening facial muscles, re-defining the deeper tissues, and removing or redistributing fat pockets throughout the skin.

Step Four: Close Incisions

Many facelift patients worry about the long-term appearance of their incisions, which is why Dr. Azouz takes special care to close facelift incisions in such a way to prevent bad scarring and allow your facelift to look as natural as possible. 

Step Five: Enjoy the Results!

The many aesthetic benefits of a facelift can be seen almost immediately. However, you will notice bruising and swelling throughout the treatment area that obscure the natural look you’ll have once you’re fully recovered. Most patients can go back to light work within a week of their procedure when they’re feeling like their normal selves. Results of a facelift take just a few weeks to substantially appear, with a tiny amount of residual swelling and scar refinement lasting up to a year or eighteen months.

Facelifts in Dallas, TX

For people in the Dallas-Ft. Worth corridor, a facelift is a highly effective and long-lasting way to take the signs of aging off your complexion, revealing a more youthful, vibrant face that boosts your self-confidence for years to come. Learn more about your options for facelift surgery and how it can help you feel great when you look in a mirror by scheduling a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons today

Facial Rejuvenation Dallas: Facelift vs. Thread lift

Are you looking for facial treatments to restore the first signs of aging on your face? Facelift and Thread Lift are among the most trending facial rejuvenation treatments in Dallas. Suppose you have decided to restore the natural beauty of your face, and you do not know which treatment can provide the best results for you. In this case, it is essential to have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to guide you on which cosmetic procedure can provide the best experience and results according to your aesthetic goals.

Facelift vs.Thread Lift: What is the most effective?

Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Azouz, understands that it can be a little overwhelming to select a cosmetic procedure to restore youthfulness and rejuvenate the face. For this reason, Dr. Azouz wants to share with you essential information you need to know about what to expect from Facelift and Thread lift and how they can improve the look of your face, and the results each procedure can deliver for you.

What a Facelift can do?

If you are looking for a long-lasting facial rejuvenation solution, a facelift is the right plastic surgery for you. Facelift surgery tightens sagging skin, smooths wrinkles, and eliminates fat deposits in the face and neck. Facelift results can last up to 10 or 15 years, depending on the aging process of each patient. Dallas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz often combines Facelift with other cosmetic surgeries to obtain a dramatic result. A facelift is an outpatient procedure, and the recovery can take a couple of weeks.

What is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift is a non-surgical procedure to rejuvenate your face by pulling your skin up with medical-grade thread material. A thread lift can treat all the parts of your face, such as the eyebrow area, under-eye area, and forehead. The downside of a thread lift is the short efficacy; it could last only a few months. 

What is the best Facial Rejuvenation option for me?

Depending on your age, skin condition, and expectations, a facelift or thread lift treatment might help you. However, it is important to choose your treatment based on your aesthetic goals and not on the fastest solution available or lower price only. Each patient has different facial needs. It is also essential to keep in mind you want to protect your skin and avoid any additional damage to the face skin that some treatments may cause. Dr. Azouz, a board-certified plastic surgeon, can guide you on your journey. He can help create the best facial rejuvenation treatment for you, and help you achieve a radiant, healthy, and younger facial look.

Request a consultation with Dr. Azouz

It is no wonder facial rejuvenation procedures have shown dramatic increases over the last few years since they have delivered fantastic results. Take action and schedule your in-person consultation with Dr. Azouz in Dallas by calling 972 702 8888. In your first consultation, facelift expert Dr. Azouz will address all your questions and discuss the best facial procedures that will help you reach the best version of yourself. Read more about Facelift Surgery with Dr. Azouz and discover all the advantages this procedure can do for you.

Facial Surgery Dallas: What does a Facelift do?

Have you looked yourself in the mirror and wonder what options are available to rejuvenate your facial appearance? One of the most effective solutions to restore the first signs of aging is a facelift with a board-certified plastic surgeon. A facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that not only removes and tights the skin but also repositions muscles, fat, and skin.

Is a Facelift worth it?

Yes, facelift surgery has many benefits and is an excellent option for patients who appear older than their biological age. Facelift surgery helps patients rejuvenate and refresh their facial appearance by diminishing wrinkles and improving sagging skin in their cheeks, jawlines, and neck.

What is the best age to have a facelift?

Patients between 40 and 70 years old with some skin elasticity are good candidates to undergo facelift surgery. However, the first signs of aging can appear at any time. If you do not feel comfortable in your skin, contact Dr. Azouz, a facelift surgeon in Dallas, to evaluate your case and determine the best treatment for you.

What is the difference between a mini facelift and a facelift?

Depending on what problems you need to address in your face, Dr. Azouz will suggest a mini facelift or traditional facelift. 

What is a mini facelift?

A mini facelift can correct signs of aging without undergoing a complete facelift. A mini facelift smooths out creases, removes minimal excess skin that’s causing jowls or fat deposits from cheeks. Mini facelift surgery involves shorter incisions, and it has minimal scarring. Learn more about how Dr. Azouz performs Mini Facelift in Dallas.

What is a complete facelift?

A facelift corrects advanced and extreme signs of aging, and it may combine other facial procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to achieve dramatic results. A facelift is ideal for those patients with severe wrinkles, large jawline, or prominent cheeks. Time recovery varies from patient to patient; generally, it will take between 2 to 4 weeks. Learn more about how Dr. Azouz performs a facelift in Dallas.

Are you wondering which facelift surgery is correct for you? Then, request an appointment with Dr. Azouz in Dallas by calling 972 702 8888. During your first consultation, Dr. Azouz will address your expectations and suggest the best treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Are facelift scars visible?

Facelift scars are very discreet and hidden in the hairline and behind the ears. Generally, it usually takes about six months for incisions to heal and start fading fully.

Facelift recovery time

After facelift surgery, each patient has their own healing time. With that being said, the time it takes to recover from facelift surgery with Dr. David Azouz and Dr. Solomon Azouz is relatively quick. It goes between 2 to 4 weeks. 

How long does a facelift last?

A facelift might last 10 to 15 years after surgery. However, time can vary from patient to patient, depending on their aging process. To help the facelift results last longer, keep your face moisturized and protect your skin from the sun. Dr. Azouz suggests applying sunscreen daily and wearing a hat during prolonged sun exposure.

How much does a facelift cost?

There is not a fixed cost for a facelift.  Price may vary depending on the surgeon’s expertise, surgical facility, anesthesia fees, and the extent of your surgical procedure. During the first consultation, Dr. Azouz will evaluate your condition and provide more information about the price according to your specific aesthetic goals.

Does insurance cover facelift surgery?

Health insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery. However, Dr. Azouz provides different financing options and payment methods for his patients who undergo a facelift in Dallas. 

Request your Facelift appointment with Dr. Azouz in Dallas

Achieve a fresher facial look with a facelift. Dr. Azouz has over 30 years of experience performing plastic surgery in the Dallas area. Contact us by calling 972 702 8888 and request your consultation to explore your facelift options in Dallas.

Combination Plastic Surgery: Face, Breast, and Body

What cosmetic procedures can be combined and why would that be beneficial?

Combining plastic surgery procedures is extremely popular and involves a plastic surgeon performing multiple plastic or cosmetic surgeries in one day.  This is a great option for patients who have many different concerns they would like to address. Dr. David Azouz is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Dallas, TX who performs many combination procedures to help his patients reach their goals in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. Dr. Azouz is highly experienced and offers patients the benefits of a natural-appearing look with minimal scarring from his combination procedures. The most well-known combination procedure is the mommy makeover, but there are many procedures that can be combined. Facelifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast surgeries are all popular surgeries that can be done together.

Benefits of Combination Plastic Surgeries

There are many different benefits that come from performing two or more surgeries simultaneously. Mainly, it cuts down on the need for multiple surgery days which allows a patient one recovery. Additionally, combining procedures often cuts down on the cost of surgery and anesthesia.

Candidates for Combination Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

The best candidates for combination surgery:

  • Require moderate improvement of the areas to be treated
  • Are in good overall health
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have realistic expectations

Dr. Azouz recommends that patients with areas that require significant skin and soft tissue resection stage their procedures rather than have them done on the same day.  The right combination of procedures can achieve the results a patient desires and this is best achieved through expressing your goals with Dr. Azouz.  Dr. Azouz is committed to performing plastic and cosmetic surgery as safely and efficiently as possible.

Combining Plastic Surgery with other non-plastic surgery procedures

Patients often desire to combine cosmetic and plastic surgery operations with other types of surgery including:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of gallbladder
  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Hernia repair

Dr. Azouz is able to coordinate performing cosmetic surgery with other noncosmetic surgeries with a variety of different surgeons.  Often Dr. Azouz will work with an OBGYN to perform a hysterectomy and tummy tuck together.  Hernia repairs are often performed at the same time as a panniculectomy (tummy tuck).

Recovery Time

One of the main questions Dr. Azouz is asked during his consultations with patients is how much recovery time they will need for their procedure. If a patient has multiple concerns and requires multiple procedures, this adds to time spent recovering from surgery. With a combination procedure, you get one recovery time.  A mommy makeover may involve a drain-less abdominoplasty or mini-tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation in the same day.   Men often desire liposuction of the abdomen to be done concurrently with liposuction and removal of gynecomastia of the chest.  The recovery time for each procedure is about four to six weeks until a patient can return to heavy exercise. Instead of having to heal for four to six weeks to or three different times, patients can get surgeries done on the same day so that they only go through one recovery.

How soon can you have cosmetic surgery after massive weight loss surgery (gastric bypass)?

Gastric bypass induces weight loss by both restrictive and absorptive methods.   This means that a patient will eat less food and less food will be absorbed through the patient’s digestive tract.  Patients will generally have their weight fluctuate for six months after surgery.  Dr. Azouz typically recommends having a stable weight for six months prior to surgery as well.  Patients who have had bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve or bypass) are typically excellent candidates for post-bariatric body contouring.  Combination procedures are often possible and include a variety of cosmetic surgeries of the body, breast, and face.

Possible combination surgery after bariatric procedures include:

Mommy makeover

Body lift with liposuction

Tummy tuck with liposuction

Facelift with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

Breast lift with breast augmentation

Liposuction and removal of gynecomastia

Cost and Recovery

Along with the cut down on recovery time, combination procedures also cut down the cost. The cost of each individual procedure varies greatly. You have to add in the surgical facility, anesthesia, and medical devices to the total cost. By getting multiple procedures done in one surgery, this cuts down on the time spent in the operating room and anesthesia costs being repeated. Dr. Azouz will give you an estimated cost of your unique combination procedure during your in-person consultation.

Popular Combination Plastic Surgeries

To help his patients save on recovery time and cost, Dr. Azouz performs many of his procedures in combination with others. Due to the drain-less technique accompanying his procedures, patients can enjoy a less complex healing period. One of his most popular procedures is the Drainless abdominoplasty. Other popular combination procedures are:

  • Mommy Makeover (breast and abdomen)
  • Liposuction and Removal of gynecomastia
  • Liposuction and Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Lift and Reduction
  • Rhinoplasty and Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift and Eyelid surgery
  • Mini Abdominoplasty and liposuction
  • Tummy tuck and labiaplasty

Schedule a Consultation

If you have multiple body concerns that you would like to address, then talk to Dr. Azouz about combination procedures. These are excellent options to get your ideal look in a quick, effective manner. You can request a consultation with our online form or give us a call at 972-702-8888.