Dr. Matthew J. Trovato is a master craftsman both personally and professionally and a curator for the art of the facelift procedure
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Trovato uses his keen artistic eye and advanced aesthetic skills to offer specialized facelift procedures and treatments for Dallas patients. Your facelift will improve more than your current appearance - it will lift and elevate your outlook on life with greater self-confidence and renewed self-esteem. A personalized facelift treatment plan is developed during your consultation. Our Dallas facelift is designed to create a smoother, firmer, and more youthful appearance.
Also known as Rhytidectomy, a facelift removes fat and tightens skin and muscle, giving your face a younger, fresher look
In addition, a facelift can improve the visible signs of aging on your face and neck, such as deep creases along with the nose and lower eyelids, a loss of volume in the lower face, loose skin, and excess fat deposits under the chin and jaw, and sagging in the middle of your face. Sometimes, a facelift can be combined with brow lift and eyelid surgery to achieve more dramatic results. A facelift can also be limited to the neck (called a neck lift) if most of the patient’s concerns center there.
It’s important to have a healthy
perspective about your procedure
A facelift won’t make you look like a celebrity; it will simply reverse some of the signs of aging, taking from five to ten years off your face. In addition, facelifts remove unwanted fat deposits and sagging areas on your face. Patients worry about scarring, but since Dr. Trovato makes his incisions in inconspicuous places, such as behind the hairline and within the natural folds of the face and ears, your scars can fade to near invisibility over time.
Technology is constantly improving the field of aesthetic procedures. Dr. Trovato keeps abreast of the latest surgical techniques that help his patients recover with less pain and minimal downtime. The innovative surgical modifications to the facelift include:
Designed as a less invasive procedure, the mini facelift reduces the wrinkles and loose skin on the lower half of your face. As a result, scarring and recovery time are often considerably less than a traditional facelift.
Discreet incisions are made along the frontal hairline for forehead skin to be lifted and secured in place. Connecting to deeper tissues helps to prevent further sagging skin.
Your facelift surgery is an outpatient procedure with local or general anesthesia provided
Once you are ready for surgery, small incisions are made. Next, excess skin is removed while the remaining skin and muscles are tightened and sutured. The facelift procedure typically takes between two to five hours. In some cases, a drain is placed behind the ear for a couple of days to remove excess blood and fluids. Dr. Trovato will then loosely wrap around the area.
Dressings are usually removed after one to two days. Tubes may also be present to help drain excess fluid under your skin. They will also be removed with your bandages. Stitches will come out in five to 10 days. Cold compresses will help minimize swelling and bruising and keep your head elevated and still as much as possible.
At first, your face will feel stiff and will probably look and feel strange to you. This is normal, but you should be prepared for it. You will likely have some numbness in your skin. This can last for a few months after your facelift surgery. Dr. Trovato will provide more details on timeframes for healing, resuming exercise, and the like depending on your healing rate. Most people, however, can return to normal activities in two to three weeks.
You will receive post-operative instructions from your specialist team
It’s essential to adhere to all of your post-care instructions about cleaning and caring for your face to ensure optimal healing. After the swelling subsides, your facelift results will last for five to 10 years but can be longer with proper care.
Selecting your plastic surgeon is an essential factor in your surgical results. Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato M.D., will develop an individualized plan of treatment for each patient to achieve their aesthetic objective. Call (214) 827-2873 for our Dallas location or schedule a consultation to learn more.
Side effects of facelifts include bleeding, infections, and poor wound healing. Your post-operative instructions will help minimize any side effects and ensure optimal recovery.
You will be under anesthesia during your procedure. As a result, you may feel tightness in some areas following your surgery. Dr. Trovato is adamant about patient safety and comfort and creates a specific facelift recovery plan to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during and after your procedure.
During your consultation, Dr. Trovato will assess your face and skin and discuss your facelift options. The cost of your surgery will vary on the type of procedure that delivers you the best results.
Your facelift is considered a cosmetic procedure and is typically not covered by your insurance. However, Dr. Trovato offers payment and financing options for your convenience. Of course, you can always check with your insurance provider about your coverage options.
It’s essential to protect your investment. Adding sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF and makeup that includes SPF to your beauty regimen will help you maintain healthy skin habits, maximize your results, and add longevity to your facelift.
Experience what it feels like to walk into a room knowing you look your best. Matthew J. Trovato MD has been Dallas’ best plastic surgery experience for nearly a decade. Discover why by scheduling a consultation today.