Face & Neck Lift
Despite feeling energized and confident, what you see in the mirror might not reflect how you feel on the inside. Are you thinking about a revitalizing change such as a face lift or mini facelift? If so, there's one key decision to be made: choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Dr. Michael Bogdan possesses the expertise, talent, and credentials that make him a natural choice for face lift in Dallas.
When you come to his office in Dallas for a facelift consultation, Dr. Bogdan will analyze every aspect of your face and neck, from the structure of your cheekbones to your neck skin's elasticity. Then together, you and Dr. Bogdan will discuss the options for your personal facial rejuvenation plan. You'll understand precisely how the procedure(s) can attain your goals, and you'll feel comfortable and confident in your decision.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
Facelift in Dallas can address age-related concerns in the lower face, including:
- Deep facial folds and creases between your nose and mouth
- Loss of volume and sagging cheeks
- Wrinkled, lax skin (jowls) around your jaw line and neck
To view the beautiful results that Dr. Bogdan has achieved for other facelift patients, visit our photo gallery.
Meet Dr. Michael Bogdan
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Your Facelift Procedure Options
Because each person ages differently and has unique facial anatomy, Dr. Bogdan always customizes his face lift procedures to specifically address each individual's needs. To roughly categorize the procedures, they can be grouped into the more formal or traditional face lift or a "mini" face lift. When determining the type of procedure which is right for you, Dr. Bogdan considers your skin's properties, extent and depth of wrinkles and lines, muscle bands, areas of volume excess or loss, and facial proportions. Based on a comprehensive evaluation, he will then discuss your options with you.
You'll feel reassured about your outcome, because Dr. Bogdan will take the time to explain the aging changes he has observed in your face, which ones have the most significant impact on your appearance, and your surgical and non-surgical options — as well as combined treatments — to achieve a subtle, yet significant, rejuvenation. You'll even acquire an understanding of your face's components, and how the different options can enhance them, from your forehead to your eyelids to your cheekbones, jawline, and neck. As discussed below, the most advantageous facelift options for most patients include mini face lift and traditional face lift and neck lift. Although less frequently performed, Dr. Bogdan also offers midface lifts for patients concerned with sagging skin and fine lines around the cheeks and nose as well as lower eyelids.
Traditional Face Lift and Neck Lift
Concerned about excessive sagging skin and wrinkles, as well as visible bands around your neck? A traditional face lift can achieve impressive, long-lasting, and natural-looking results when performed by the skilled hands of Dr. Bogdan.
Dr. Bogdan begins by strategically placing incisions within the hair at the temples, downward in front of the ears, then around the earlobes and into the hairline behind the ears. Meticulous care is taken to hide these within the hair and natural skin folds. By lifting the skin across your jawline and neck, Dr. Bogdan can access the underlying muscles and facial fat. He skillfully contours and sculpts your neck and jawline and removes excess neck fat for a firm, youthful look.
To achieve long-lasting benefits, Dr. Bogdan then performs SMAS surgery on your cheeks. This step adds additional definition to your face and, because it involves tightening the underlying muscles, also corrects jowls and marionette lines. By using this approach, Dr. Bogdan creates a naturally refreshed appearance without the distortion or tension that older techniques can produce.
Mini Face Lift
If you're in your late 30s, or early 40s, a mini face lift may meet your needs. Dr. Bogdan typically recommends this type of facelift for younger patients with good skin elasticity on their faces and necks. Although a mini face lift may be appropriate if you have sagging skin on your jowls, it is not designed to correct sagging skin on your neck or visible neck bands.
During a mini face lift procedure, Dr. Bogdan performs a short incision in front of your ear and forms a "U" by going underneath your ear. He then removes the excess skin and fat from your face, correcting concerns such as deep facial wrinkles and folds. To complete your mini face lift, Dr. Bogdan repositions your skin for a natural but noticeable result.
Recovery and Results
Dr. Bogdan recommends that you help your body heal by resting after your surgery. To minimize swelling or bruising, he typically suggests keeping your head elevated for the first few days after your procedure. You'll return to his office in about a week so that he can evaluate your progress and remove your stitches. On average, people return to their regular routines in 2 to 3 weeks.
As the swelling subsides, your more youthful look becomes evident. Concerns such as loose skin around your jaw line, deep facial creases from your nose to your mouth, and other signs of aging are replaced by smoother, firm skin. Dr. Bogdan's patients often say that when they look in the mirror after their procedure, they look the way that they did a decade or more ago.