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Face Lift & Neck Lift Southlake

The natural aging process can wreak havoc on the face. As those from the Lone Star state are well aware, the sun is especially hard on the facial skin. In addition, gravity and everyday stress can cause sagging, fine lines, wrinkles and creases in various parts of the face. To remedy these concerns, Dr. Robert Bledsoe, a skilled Grapevine / Southlake cosmetic surgeon, offers facelift procedures that can turn back the hands of time and help his patients appear up to 10 years younger.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Face Lift?

Candidates for facelift include men and women who are physically healthy, emotionally stable and dissatisfied with the appearance of loose, saggy skin in their mid-face or along the jaw line. Facelift is typically performed on those between 50 and 65, although older and younger patients may also qualify for the procedure, depending on their specific circumstances. In order to judge your candidacy for facelift, Dr. Bledsoe will meet with you for a one-on-one consultation, during which time he will assess your bone structure and skin elasticity and discuss your aesthetic goals.

The Facelift Procedure with Dr. Bledsoe

Dr. Bledsoe, a leading Grapevine / Southlake facelift surgeon, offers a several types of facelift that vary in extensiveness and in the region of the face targeted. Some procedures address the mid-face, while others focus on the jaw line or nasolabial folds (the creases that run from the side of the nose down to the sides of the mouth). Facelift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia and usually takes six to eight hours to complete.

Although the exact incision placements vary among the different facelift variations, facelift typically involves incisions around the ears, at the temples and/or along the hairline. The skin is lifted away from the underlying tissue and muscles, which are then surgically adjusted. Muscles may be repositioned and tightened, and excess tissue may be extracted. Next, the facial skin is re-draped and pulled tight, and excess skin is trimmed away before the incisions are sutured. Dr. Bledsoe will discuss the details of the procedure to be performed with each facelift patient prior to surgery.

Recovery from Face Lift with Dr. Bledsoe

Following face lift surgery, the patient’s head and neck will be wrapped in bandages, which can typically be removed the following day. Patients will experience swelling, bruising and soreness, which can be controlled with medications prescribed by Dr. Bledsoe. In some Grapevine / Southlake facelift patients, swelling may last up to two to four weeks. The stitches will be removed about one week after surgery, and the full effects of the treatment will be evident three to six months later.

Dr. Bledsoe is a popular plastic surgeon who is proud to help Grapevine / Southlake face lift patients achieve a more youthful appearance by utilizing advanced surgical skills and state-of-the-art technology. In addition to face lift, he offers brow lift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty and lip augmentation. He is also a highly regarded otoplasty provider who has helped many Southlake / Grapevine ear surgery patients obtain relief from protrusive ears.