Facelift Fort Worth
Women and men from around Fort Worth, Texas, trust their facelift procedures to Dr. Louis Strock, who is known for achieving natural-looking results from this popular procedure.
Dr. Strock’s patients often tell him that they simply want to look as young and vibrant on the outside as they still feel on the inside. His comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation can be a great way to meet that goal, using modern surgical techniques that can make patients appear refreshed without looking like they have had too much surgery
If you would like to discuss how to improve the appearance of your face, visit Dr. Strock in Fort Worth to learn more about your options. Request a consultation using our online form, or call our office at 817-335-1616 and a member of our friendly staff will help schedule an appointment.
Customizing Your Procedure
Anyone who researches facelift surgery may become quickly overwhelmed by the sheer number of various facelift techniques. The truth is that there isn’t an ideal facelift procedure for everyone. That’s why Dr. Strock crafts a surgical plan based on his examination of your face and the texture, tone, and elasticity of your skin. The goal is to improve the overall appearance, which Dr. Strock accomplishes by customizing each procedure to address sagging in the middle of the face, jowls, a double chin, and the deep creases that extend from the corners of the mouth to the nose (nasolabial folds).
Dr. Strock lifts the layer of connective tissue beneath the skin and sculpts new contours, a smooth jawline, and a more angular appearance where the chin and neck merge. He also removes fat where necessary. This is an approach that allows him to then re-drape the patient’s skin without stretching it tight, resulting in a more natural look that is subtle and pleasing.
Candidates for a Facelift or Neck Lift
When there is relaxation of the soft tissue of the neck and jawline, a person can begin to appear older than they feel. This is the time that it may be appropriate to consider a facelift or neck lift procedure. The difference between the two is that a neck lift simply addresses the soft tissues of the neck, while a facelift does that and also more aggressively addresses the jawline and midface. These procedures can be an excellent approach for women or men that may have:
- Wrinkled neck skin
- Jowls or loss of jawline contour
- Deep creases in the lower part of the face
- Loss of facial volume
- Laxity in the lower part of the face
- A double chin
It’s important to discuss your specific concerns with Dr. Strock during your consultation. Because facial aging doesn’t occur in just one area of the face, he may suggest that you also consider eyelid surgery or a procedure to address the brow if appropriate. It’s also important that patients are realistic about their expectations for what facial plastic surgery can accomplish and be in good overall health before undergoing a surgical procedure.
Some patients who consult with Dr. Strock about a facelift may benefit from non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, facial filler injections and professional skin care. Treating the early signs of aging can actually be very effective in improving the appearance of the face without a formal surgical procedure.
What to Expect
A facelift or neck lift is typically done as an outpatient procedure, meaning patients return to their homes on the day of surgery. Dr. Strock’s practice will provide a list of instructions to follow in the days leading up to the procedure and suggestions about preparing for the recovery period.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are facelift scars noticeable?Dr. Strock places incisions so they are difficult to see both in front of and behind the ear. This is discussed in detail during the consultation with Dr. Strock and can be modified depending on the issues for each patient. In some cases, there is another incision beneath the chin which is very small and typically imperceptible.
What is the right age to get a facelift?Age is less of a factor than the extent of visible aging when considering if someone would benefit from a facelift. Some patients are excellent candidates for a neck lift or mini-facelift. Many patients may find that they prefer the benefits of non-surgical treatments to achieve the appearance they want. The degree of soft tissue laxity and redundancy usually determines the best treatment path. It’s also important that a patient, regardless of age, is in good health before undergoing any surgery.
How long before a class reunion or wedding should a facelift be scheduled?There are different stages of recovery. A patient who returns to work 2 weeks after the surgery may not be comfortable at a social function such as a wedding or making a high-profile presentation for work. When it’s important to be fully recovered from a facelift, it’s best to schedule it at least 2 months before the event.
How much does a facelift cost?We are happy to quote a specific cost for each patient after the consultation. Even though cost is a consideration, safety and the quality of the surgeon should be the top priority when selecting a plastic surgery practice.