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Your facial features are often the first thing others may notice about you. It can relay information about yourself, such as your personality, your emotions, and approximately how old you are. But what if the signs of aging are taking a toll on your facial appearance? What if you are noticing fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the facial skin that make you look older than you really are? What if the early signs of aging are impacting your self-confidence? If you are an adult located in the Dallas, TX area who is concerned about aging skin, it might be time to speak to a plastic surgeon about cosmetic facelifts and neck lifts. 

Understanding facelifts and neck lifts 

As we age, our skin naturally starts to lose the natural stores of collagen and elastin. Because of this, the skin begins to relax and fine lines and wrinkles can form. Restoring collagen and elastin in the skin is not an easy task, and patients with moderate to severe signs of aging may be best suited for surgical interventions. Facelifts and neck lifts are used to remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin in a more dramatic and noticeable way than alternative treatments such as ultrasound skin-tightening treatments or the use of cosmetic injectables. Finding the right procedure for you may be daunting, however. There are many different techniques involved in face and neck lifts, so educating yourself on them is a great way to make a knowledgeable decision. Dr. Rachel Walker of the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas can also provide recommendations as well. Below are just a few of the more common facelift and neck lift “types:” 

  • Skin-only facelift
  • Mini facelift (also known as S-lift or mini-lift)
  • Traditional SMAS facelift
  • Deep-plane facelift
  • Mid-facelift (also known as cheek lift)
  • Brow lift/forehead lift
  • Full neck lift
  • Mini neck lift

Each type has pros and cons, which can be discussed further with the plastic surgeon prior to moving forward with surgery. 

Call Dr. Rachel Walker today! 

At the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas, patients in the Dallas, TX community have a wide selection of services available to them when it comes to enhancing the face and body. If you are considering a face or neck lift and want to speak to a professional about the best options, contact the office by calling (972) 661-5077. Dr. Rachel Walker’s office is conveniently located at 6190 LBJ Freeway, Suite #500.   

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