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Facelift Procedure Guide: Types of Surgeries to Consider

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First impressions matter, which is why numerous Dallas-area patients visit Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery to learn about our popular facelift procedures. For those looking to make a change in their personal or professional lives, or who simply want to look their best at any age, plastic surgery can make small and subtle changes that enhance the overall appearance. But what is the average cost of a facelift procedure, and what type of surgery should you consider?  When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, a facelift can make patients feel younger and more vibrant. Not only that, the techniques used in this procedure can be personalized to achieve your cosmetic goals. During a private facelift consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe will walk you through the process and help you determine the cost and method that is right for you. We look forward to discussing this treatment and addressing your questions at our facility in Dallas, TX.  Do I need a facelift?  As we age, changes such as fine lines and wrinkles, thinning skin, and loss of volume become more apparent. During your consultation with facelift surgeon Dr. Dauwe, he will perform an assessment to see if you are a good candidate. This includes examining your facial anatomy and the overall condition of your skin. As he has trained with some of the most respected surgeons in the world, Dr. Dauwe has the skills and experience to give you a refreshed appearance that looks completely natural.  A facelift is performed on the lower half of the face and neck, nasolabial folds, jowls, and marionette lines. If you have other areas of concern, we can suggest additional options for treatment. While patients as young as 40 can receive a facelift, some individuals reach into their 70s and 80s. At our office, we require that patients are generally healthy, maintain a stable weight, have no serious health conditions, and are nonsmokers.  Factors that contribute to facelift costs The average cost of a facelift is based on the technique used, as well as a range of other factors. To achieve your best results, facelift surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe may recommend additional aesthetic procedures at the same time in an effort to maintain facial balance and harmony. This includes treatments such as an eyelid lift, brow lift, or facial fat grafting. Suggestions are made as a result of your concerns, facial anatomy, and the areas being addressed.  Don’t avoid getting the refreshed appearance you want if the cost is your only concern. Once Dr. Dauwe creates a tailored surgical plan, he can review all of the cost estimates and fees with you. In addition, the dedicated staff at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can give you information on no-interest financing to make your facelift more affordable. To give you a general idea of what to expect, here are a few of the costs involved with getting a facelift.  Procedure type: Dr. Dauwe offers facelift, facial fat grafting, neck lift, skin conditioning, and other procedures based on your needs. A facelift procedure starts at $12,000 and a neck lift is included in the cost. Additional procedures such as blepharoplasty, a brow lift, or fat grafting can add cost to the operation.  Hospital fees and costs: Other fees to consider as part of a facelift involve the surgical facility. Anesthesia charges, for instance, are calculated based on surgery duration and usually run between $800-$1,000. Postoperative care: This includes any prescription medications required to relieve any pain and discomfort following surgery. You may also want to consider any time you take off from work as an additional "cost."  Nonsurgical costs: Patients traveling to Dallas, TX, to see Dr. Dauwe will need to account for non-medical expenses such as travel and lodging.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the average cost of a facelift varies based on the experience and credentials of your facelift surgeon. An expensive procedure, however, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a skilled surgeon performing your facelift. If cost is a concern for you, we ask that you schedule an appointment with Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery to learn more.  Types of procedures offered Facelift: To perform this surgery, Dr. Dauwe places an incision along the contour of the ear, around the earlobe, and down the hairline. The tissues of your face are carefully repositioned and then held in place with strong internal sutures. Excess skin is trimmed away, and the remaining skin is stitched back in place around the ear.  Facial fat grafting: This involves performing liposuction on another area of the body, then transferring a small amount of purified tissue to the face to restore lost volume.  Neck lift: A neck lift requires an incision below the chin so Dr. Dauwe can remove fat and tighten the muscles in the neck, giving patients a dramatic result.  Skin conditioning: To restore the skin back to its youthful appearance, we can address pigmentation, poor texture, and fine wrinkles using methods like chemical peels, lasers, and topical products. When multiple issues are addressed at the same time, it can ultimately lead to a more satisfying outcome.  Reach out to Dr. Dauwe Look and feel younger with the help of Dr. Dauwe. At our clinic, we focus on giving you the natural results you want by listening to your concerns and creating a custom plan that works for your aesthetic goals. If you would like more information on the types of facelift procedures offered or the average cost of a facelift, schedule your consultation today with the experts at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. 

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