Facelift

Women and men from Fort Worth, Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and surrounding areas seeking a facelift at our Grapevine practice often worry that their faces make them look older than they feel on the inside. Another concern is that deep facial creases and sagging skin can make them appear unhappy or tired, which is not the image they want to convey.

In social interactions, your face is one of the first things people will notice. Since first impressions can be lasting, it is unfortunate that the face is also one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Over the years, the facial skin deteriorates due to the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life. Dr. Michael Bogdan specializes in modern facelift techniques that correct these concerns and restore a more youthful, rested appearance to the face.

Face Lift
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Face Lift Case 576 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Rhytidectomy with open platysmaplasty

This 58 year old woman underwent a face / neck lift to restore her youthful appearance.  
Face Lift Case 313 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face & Brow Lift

This 65 year-old woman wanted a facelift to help her look as young as she felt inside.   She is physically active, teaching water aerobics several times per week and working when she chooses.  She’s also very animated while talking and smiles often, which results in smile lines around the mouth and crow’s feet around the eyes. ... Read More
Face Lift Case 477 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face Lift Case #477

Face Lift Case 577 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face / Neck lift - Southlake Texas

This 50 year-young woman visited my office interested in facial rejuvenation.  She didn’t look quite as energetic as she felt inside!  Initially she was just interested in a neck / lower face lift, but after we discussed how aging was affecting her, we decided an upper blepharoplasty was also appropriate.  She is now 2 months... Read More
Face Lift Case 260 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face Lift Case 533 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face Lift Case 479 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face Lift Case #479

Face Lift Case 214 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Case #214

This 62 year old very athletic gentleman from Colorado visited me for a face and neck lift at my Southlake office near Fort Worth. He was quite anxious about looking unnatural or pulled, but wanted to look more in line with how he felt. He had taken good care of his health, and was active with both running and weight lifting. Because of his... Read More
Face Lift Case 52 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Case #52

This 54 year old woman was bothered by the premature appearance of facial aging caused by significant weight loss (over 75lbs). Weight loss impacts facial aging in two main ways: First, there is a significant volume loss that yields a deflated appearance. Second, the loss of skin elasticity caused by the face being "full" for a number of... Read More
Face Lift Case 118 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Case #118

This 45 year old gentleman from Colleyville came to my Southlake plastic surgery office complaining of significant skin laxity on his lower face and neck. He did not like the appearance of his full neck or how his cheek skin redundancy made his face blend into his neck. After discussing his goals, we decided a combination facelift and neck lift procedure... Read More
Face Lift Case 579 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face / Neck lift with quad blepharoplasty

This 63 year old woman wanted to age a bit more gracefully, and first visited me to discuss neck rejuvenation.  We decided to address her eyes as well, since they were significantly contributing to an “aged” look.  I performed an upper and lower blepharoplasty (with transconjunctival fat removal and TCA peel to tighten the skin),... Read More
Face Lift Case 475 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face Lift Case 416 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face Lift Case 276 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Blepharoplasty Case 71 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Case #71

This 56 year old woman was bothered by heavy upper eyelids, fine rhytids on her lower eyelids and the appearance of neck bands. Board-certified Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Bogdan performed an upper blepharoplasty, lower eyelid resurfacing, and traditional facelift with neck lift. Post-operative photos are shown at 3 weeks. Read More
Face Lift Case 60 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Case #60

This 60 year old woman was bothered by tired eyes and jowls which made her look older than she felt. She underwent an upper eyelid surgery procedure and simultaneous facelift with platysmaplasty. Post-operative photos are shown at 4 weeks. Read More
Face Lift Case 419 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face Lift Case 75 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Case #75

This 78 year old woman was bothered by tired eyes manifested by flat eyebrows, and jows which made her appear "unhappy". She is shown 3 weeks after a traditional scar facelift, and lateral brow lift. Read More
Face Lift Case 580 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Full Facial rejuvenation

2 months after surgery, this 53 year old woman is thrilled with her results, and only wishes she had done it sooner.  (She is not smiling so the pictures would be an accurate comparison of the actually surgical changes.)  To address her facial aging, I performed a face / neck lift with open platysmaplasty.  For the eyes, and upper... Read More
Face Lift Case 587 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face / Neck Lift with Upper Blepharoplasty

This 63 year old woman was unhappy with facial aging, with neck laxity, jowls, and hooding of her upper eyelids.  I performed an upper blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy with SMAS imbrication and an open platysmaplasty to address her concerns.  It took her longer than normal to get used to the “tight” feeling of her neck, but she... Read More
Face Lift Case 541 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Face Lift Case 48 Before & After View #1 | Southlake, Texas | Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
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Case #48

This 51 year old woman from the Dallas / Fort Worth area presented to my plastic surgery practice in Southlake with complaints of facial aging. She was specifically bothered by skin laxity along her neck and face, bands in her neck, and tired appearing eyes. She was interested in a face lift Dallas style - meaning that she did not want to be noticeably... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

A Facelift Specialist

Dr. Michael Bogdan brings the benefits of both extensive training and years of experience in the area of facelift surgery to his patients. Dr. Bogdan is one of only a select few plastic surgeons in the country who have undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery, having completed a highly sought-after fellowship at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in association with the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center. During this fellowship, he trained with some of the leaders in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, and acquired advanced techniques that he uses for every facial plastic surgery he performs.

Are You a Good Candidate for Facelift?

A facelift primarily affects the lower half of the face, tightening loose skin in the jowls, jaw line and neck. A midface lift can also lift the cheeks and lower eyelids. If you are in generally good health and unhappy with flattened cheeks, sagging, and lines or folds in the mid to lower face, facelift may be a good option for you.

Facelift procedures do nothing to correct signs of aging in the upper face, such as crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles. This is why our Dallas facelift patients often combine facelift with other procedures, such as a forehead lift or BOTOX Cosmetic injections.

Understanding Face Lift

Depending on genetic factors, facial aging can begin in our 30’s, though typically it is first noted in our 40’s or 50’s. Due to sun exposure, gravity, and everyday facial expressions, the youthful elastic properties of the skin begin to break down. Skin becomes slack, causing the face to lose form and definition. Deep creases appear between the nose and mouth, the jaw line becomes ill-defined as the jowl develops, and folds with fat deposits appear around the neck.

Dr. Bogdan discusses neck lift and facelift surgery for Dallas residents.

Dr. Bogdan performs facelift, or rhytidectomy, to correct age-related changes in face. He is familiar will all modern facelift techniques, and will tailor your operation to specifically address the anatomy of your facial aging, as well as your desired changes. During the consultation, Dr. Bogdan will often utilize 3D imaging to discuss your areas of concern, and plan your surgical rejuvenation.

  • The Traditional Face Lift utilizes incisions that begin within the hair at the temples, extend downward in front of the ears, then around the earlobes and into the hairline behind the ears. These incisions are well-concealed within the hair and the natural folds of the skin. Through these incisions, the underlying facial tissues are sculpted, repositioned, and the muscles may be tightened. Sometimes facial implants are used to re-create the youthful contours of the face, if bone atrophy has caused a weakening of the foundation of the face. The skin is re-draped and excess skin is removed, resulting in a more toned appearance. As part of a traditional facelift, a neck lift is incorporated to address sagging and laxity of the neck.
  • Dr. Bogdan also performs a Short-Scar Face Lift, also called a mini-facelift, for Dallas patients in whom facial aging manifests with the early appearance of a jowl, but where neck aging is not so drastic. The procedure repositions the skin and soft tissues of the face that have been affected by the aging process. The principal difference between a short-scar lift and the traditional facelift is that the short-scar lift utilizes a significantly smaller incision. The incision is similar to the one used in the traditional facelift, but ends at the earlobe. The scarring behind the ear is largely or completely eliminated. This is only appropriate for patients who have no issues with their neck skin or bands.
  • The Midface Lift rejuvenates that portion of the face extending from the lower eyelid to the upper lip. Aging or imbalance in this area is not readily corrected by other cosmetic procedures. The midface lift is a newer procedure designed to lift the cheeks and thereby restore their natural fullness as well as correct imbalances of the lower eyelids. This procedure produces a subtle effect due to the more vertical nature of the lift, affecting the malar (cheek bone) region. The midface lift is not for patients who want to eliminate sagging in the jowls or neck. A popular combination procedure is cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Dr. Michael Bogdan

Dr. Bogdan is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a passion for his craft who is known for working closely with patients to get excellent results.

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Recovery

After the surgery, your face is bandaged to minimize swelling and small surgical drains will be utilized to help prevent fluid accumulation. You will be instructed to keep your head elevated and use cool compresses for several days to ease swelling. Dr. Bogdan will give you specific instructions on how to care for your incisions and when to come in for post-op checkups.

Many people go out in public within 10 to 14 days. However, it will take roughly 2 to 3 months for the face to look and feel completely recovered.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a facelift last?

A facelift doesn’t halt the aging process, but, in a sense, facelift results last indefinitely, because patients typically continue to look years younger than their chronological age for the rest of their live. That said, most patients are happy with their facelift results for around 10-12 years, at which point additional aging prompts many women and men to seek additional procedures. The longevity of facelift results is greatly dependent on the quality of skin before facial rejuvenation. Smoking, tanning, and weight fluctuations play large roles in maintaining your facelift results because all of these factors affect skin laxity. The better a patient’s skin is to start with, the longer the results will last. Often, patients will use injectable dermal fillers to prolong their facial rejuvenation results.

Will my face look tight or pulled after a facelift?

This is a common concern, and it is based on the results produced by older surgical techniques. In the past, the procedure focused on the skin, which was pulled in a lateral direction. This produced the tight, “windblown” look that contemporary techniques are designed to avoid. Today, we reshape and reposition the underlying tissues to restore more youthful facial contours. Then the skin is lifted and re-draped, producing a much more natural appearing result.

Is the technique for a male facelift different than a female facelift?

The direction and extent of a male facelift will likely be altered to avoid unwanted facial feminization. The biggest difference between men and women is the placement of the incisions. The male incisions are often made in front of the ear along the beard line, so the beard hair does not get pulled into the ear. There are also differences in how most surgeons will shape the face. Commonly, women look to achieve a more soft, round or oval look, while men want more angularity in the jawline and cheeks.

Your Next Step

If you would like further information about face lift surgery, please click here to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Bogdan, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Grapevine, Texas. Dr. Bogdan looks forward to meeting with you to discuss your personal goals and establish a treatment plan to achieve them. If you prefer, you can call us at (817) 442-1236 to schedule your appointment.

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