Facelift Dallas

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Dallas men and women who want to turn back the hands of time and tap into that proverbial fountain of youth should see Dr. Hopkins because he provides his patient’s incredible aesthetic results through a facelift that make them look and feel younger.* As a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 18 years of experience performing facelifts, Dr. Hopkins has the technical know-how and artistic skills needed to give your face a more youthful look. During a facelift, Dr. Hopkins addresses the most common problem areas reported to him by patients, including jowling and skin laxity in the neck, lower and upper face, as well as wrinkles.

For an overall facial rejuvenation to regain a youthful look that matches how you feel on the inside and to prove that age is just a number, consider getting a facelift. The common facelift surgery combats aging by lifting, tightening, and sculpting the face into an epitome of youthful beauty. Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins understands the beauty created in a facelift, and as such, works every day to bring the best surgical techniques to his Dallas patients.

Ideal Dallas Patients for a Facelift

The best candidates we could suggest for a facelift surgery are the ones who feel ready for a change. A facelift can drastically and positively affect the way you present yourself to the world. Your face is a new, refreshed platform with which to show your radiance. A candidate who understands that a facelift brings about significant change is the right kind of candidate.

Additionally, some may feel they are not the right candidate because of finances. Yes, cosmetic surgeries can seem costly at first, but financing exists. If a doctor has your best interest in mind, he or she will offer to finance. This way, you don’t have to wait to be the real you that you want to be.

Your Facelift Consultation with Dr. Hopkins

During your initial consultation with Dr. Hopkins, he will work diligently to build an instant rapport with you so that you are more comfortable talking about your concerns, problem areas, and desired results. He will also perform an examination of your face, and based on his 18+ years of plastic surgery experience, provide you with a realistic estimate of the type of results he can deliver via a facelift.

Additionally, Dr. Hopkins will screen you to ensure that you are an adequate candidate for a Dallas facelift. This includes making sure you meet a variety of criteria for undergoing elective plastic surgery, including:

  • Being in good, general overall health
  • Providing Dr. Hopkins with your full medical history, including any medical conditions you have, current medications you take and surgeries you may have had performed in the past
  • Listening to Dr. Hopkins explain the facelift procedure to you and the exact techniques he will use in your specific case, and communicating back to him that you understand the procedure
  • Being a non-smoker, as smoking can affect both the facelift surgery and your recovery time
  • If you’ve ever been under general anesthesia before, never having had an allergic reaction to it, as general anesthesia is the go-to sedation option for Dr. Hopkins’ facelift patients
  • Communicating that you have realistic expectations for your surgery
  • Being in good overall psychological health

The Cost of a Facelift

A facelift is an elective plastic surgery procedure and therefore is typically not covered by health insurance companies. But Dr. Hopkins doesn’t want to let finances keep you from putting your best face forward. Because he understands that facelifts cost money and for some, paying outright for the procedure may be cost-prohibitive, Dr. Hopkins’ practice, J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery, offers Dallas patients financing options.

The Facelift Procedure

A facelift is a type of procedure used to rectify signs of visible aging around the face and neck, including sagging, deep creases, excess fat, or a significant loss of skin tone. The loss of a youthful appearance can be devastating to many, though it is mostly due to various factors, such as heredity, environmental conditions, and even stress can play a huge part in the aging process.

A traditional incision for a facelift procedure begins at the hairline of the temples, then continues around the ear and completes at the lower scalp. The fat here may be either sculpted or redistributed to offer a more proportional, youthful appearance to the Dallas patient’s face. The underlying tissue is then repositioned, and the muscles are lifted. A second incision underneath the chin may be required to reduce the aging effects around the neck. To close these incisions, sutures or skin adhesives are often used by the surgeon.

On the day of your Lake County facelift, you will arrive at one of the four Dallas are hospitals or surgery centers where Dr. Hopkins has surgery privileges: North Texas Surgery Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, or Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. You will receive general anesthesia for your procedure to ensure that you are completely asleep and comfortable throughout your surgery.* As for the procedure itself, Dr. Hopkins will:

  • Make incisions in your hairline from your temples to around and behind your ears
  • Sculpt or redistribute fat
  • Reposition the underlying tissue
  • Lift the facial muscles
  • If necessary, make a secondary incision underneath the chin to reduce aging signs and effects around the neck

Facelift Surgery Outcomes

Some of the common desired outcomes we see for facelifts are visual: a face that doesn’t sag, a defined jawline, and wrinkles gone. However, there are some outcomes that aren’t measurable, but that doesn’t make them any less valuable. These include an increased self-esteem, a newfound love of one’s own body, and even an increased overall happiness.

Whatever outcomes you aim to find with your facelift, find them with us. Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins, M.D. and his team at J Hopkins Plastic Surgery work diligently to make your face match the way you feel on the inside.

Recovery After Facelift Surgery

Recovery from a facelift is going to depend on a number of factors, including what type of work you had performed, your age, and any medical conditions you may have that may delay the body’s natural healing process. After your Dallas facelift, you can expect to have some bruising and swelling on your face. Don’t worry. This is completely normal.

Your postoperative instructions will be personalized depending on your unique surgery plan. If you are prescribed prescription painkillers to manage discomfort during your facelift recovery process, make sure you take every single dose. This may mean you need to wake up in the middle of the night to take a dose so that you can stay “on top of” your pain.

After your facelift surgery, you can expect a little swelling and potentially some bruising. Your surgeon may place a bandage on your face to help combat this. Any swelling or bruising that does occur won’t last long — don’t let it worry you. Your surgeon will give you personalized recovery information. You should also feel comfortable asking a few questions of your own. If your surgeon doesn’t offer specific information, you should ask these questions:

  • What can I expect my recovery to look like?
  • What’s the estimated length of my recovery?
  • Are there any medications I should take, or any diet changes that I should think about?

Is a Facelift Right for Me?

Deciding to get a facelift is a very personal and individual decision. While Dr. Hopkins’ facelift technique may make you look years younger,* potential facelift patients should be aware that a facelift will not stop the aging process entirely, and that your face will continue to age as you grow older. Because the decision to get a facelift is not always easy, Dr. Hopkins spends a significant amount of time with his potential patients, particularly during their initial consultation, to explain the procedure and answer any questions. He doesn’t want anyone to jump head first into a facelift without thoroughly thinking through the procedure.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

If you are considering getting a face and/or neck lift in the Dallas area, the best thing you can do is speak with Dr. Hopkins himself.

To schedule an individual consultation with him, call his offices today at (972) 298-6641.

*Individual results may vary.

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