The face shows some of the most visible signs of aging first before any other place on the body. If your reflection in the mirror is starting to look older than you feel, a facelift (rhytidectomy) may help you look younger and more refreshed. Dr. Steven J. White is a board-certified plastic surgeon that performs facelift surgery for Dallas patients seeking natural, lasting results. By incorporating the latest skin tightening techniques, Dr. White’s facelift tightens underlying facial tissues, removes excess fat, and smoothens loose skin on the face and neck. This improves cheek folds, loose jowls and sagging skin around the neck. Combined with nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments such as BOTOX or a skin resurfacing procedure, the results can take a decade off of one’s appearance.
Good candidates for facelifts are men or women who demonstrate:
· Looseness of skin in the middle face
· Looseness of skin in the jaw line and neck
· Loss of volume in skin of the face and/or neck
"I cannot recommend Dr. White more highly. He performed a face lift on me and I am thrilled with the results! I look completely natural but much, much younger! Dr. White's professionalism, compassion and care made me feel completely at ease. He is an exceptionally skilled surgeon and absolutely meticulous with every detail. My experience with Dr White has been amazing. He really is the best!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 17, 2019
"I had wanted to have a face lift for the past 8 years. I was reluctant to pursue having the surgery because I wanted the results to look natural and I had seen too many face lifts that looked/ "plastic" and artificial. After extensive research I found Dr. White. I chose him because of his training (double board certified in cosmetic surgery and ENT), his ratings/proven track record, his professionalism and attention to detail.When I met Dr. White I was immediately set at ease. I knew I was in excellent hands. He listened to all of my concerns and then addressed each one of them explaining in detail the surgical approach he would take.My surgery took place in November 2018 and I am so happy with the results!!! I look completely natural. Just like myself, but years younger! I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. White for anyone who is looking to achieve excellent, natural looking results!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 16, 2019
"I've had the pleasure of having Dr. White as my surgeon 2x now (tummy tuck and 1st half of facial rejuvenation) and will have the second half of facial rejuvenation (lower face and neck) in June. He is the ONLY surgeon I would trust with my body and life. His motivation is to get the best possible outcome with every surgery. He is not only a fantastic surgeon but also a caring man with a great sense of humor and is a patient's biggest cheerleader.His positivity is infectious. My tummy is still flat after almost 2 yrs.Yes he is more expensive but worth the money.He is generous with his post-op follow ups and time.The ladies that run the office: Melanie, Jamie and Ashley and not only beautiful but intelligent, well-trained and compassionate.I now live in Colorado but he is my only choice for a plastic surgeon. His consultations alone are worth it because he explains so much about each procedure and has phenomenal videos."- C.W. / Healthgrades / May 02, 2022
"If you choose Dr. White, you can know that you are in excellent hands. His precision surgery is flawless. His attention to detail is unmatched. He is a man of integrity, honor and compassion. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I am thrilled with my results."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 10, 2018
"Excited about the fact of looking younger and being treated differently, I decided to go with the best of the best and that is Dr. Steven White. After stumbling across a magazine article and hours of research I felt very confident because he is so focused on keeping patients alive, he is prepared for any and every complication that could arise. This gave me more confidence and I was able to relax plus he makes you feel like you are his only patient. Dr. White is highly respected by the nurses at the hospital and the office staff is very welcoming. After three elective surgeries, I am more excited to see my reflection in the mirror and feeling younger. I am happy with the results."- G.R. / Google / Jun 11, 2020
What to Expect
During the consultation, we will evaluate the patient’s overall health along with their skin quality, skin looseness, folds, and wrinkles. In addition, the underlying bone anatomy will be assessed and a facial rejuvenation treatment plan will be created that will help attain the best results. There are several variations of a surgical facelift, including a skin-only lift, which is reserved for patients with less sagging, a mid-facelift, which address the cheeks and mid-face area, and for those with severe sagging, a deep-plane lift, which addresses deeper wrinkles and folds. It is very common to combine nonsurgical techniques with a facelift to maximize results. This may include wrinkle fillers or BOTOX, as well as a chemical peel or a laser treatment to address skin irregularities on the surface, such as scars, sunspots and blemishes.
Depending on the extent of the facelift and the patient’s overall health, patients may have an overnight stay or be discharged later in the evening. Swelling and bruising are expected after facelift surgery. The swelling and bruising will start to resolve during the first week after surgery, although this will vary between patients. Usually, patients may go out in public within 10 days with the aid of camouflage make-up. Most patients can resume modest activity in 2-3 weeks. A complete recovery from a facelift surgery occurs in about 4-6 weeks. Supplemental procedures, such as nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, can usually be performed at this time.
Turn Back the Hands of Time
Facelifts are becoming more and more common, especially with advanced surgical skills and progressive surgical techniques. Experienced surgeons understand the anatomy of the face and produce results that are not only lasting, but also natural by appearance. If you are ready to turn back the hands of time and look younger today, we encourage you to call our plastic surgery office and schedule a complete consultation to learn more.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 10-14 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In & Out-Patient
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, or "rhytidectomy," is a surgical procedure designed to improve the most visible signs of the aging process by eliminating excess fat, tightening the muscles beneath the skin of the neck, and removing sagging skin. It doesn't stop the aging process but merely "sets the clock back."
What is a SMAS?
The SMAS is a layer beneath the skin that invests the facial muscles. By tightening the SMAS, the jowls are lifted, the neck is tightened, and the cheeks are elevated. This "deep" or "two-layer" facelift is an improvement over earlier skin-only techniques.
No one can say for sure. The clock is turned back but keeps on running. Ten years later, you will look better than if you never had surgery. Many patients never have a second lift, while others may desire further surgery seven to 15 years later.
Scarless Facelift Surgery?
The scars from facelift surgery usually fade and are barely perceptible. In some patients, especially younger ones, endoscopic surgery can be used to lift the eyebrows, remove frown lines, elevate the cheek and jowls, and tighten the neck. This endoscopic surgery can be done with tiny scars. However, if there is excessive skin, it must be removed for the best results through standard facelift incisions.
Time Away From Work?
Most patients are able to return to work in a week. You should allow several weeks before major social engagements.