That Fabulous Face
The Art of the Facelift by Dr. Robert Schwartz in Dallas
What does 40 look like? 50? The fact is you still think of yourself as a young, vibrant individual. And you are. Only the mirror suddenly tells a different story. As we age our cheeks begin to sag, the fat from the upper cheeks sliding into the lower cheeks. The upper cheek loses volume and fullness and the lower cheeks then become full and heavy, squaring off the face. And what about those jowls and loose skin around your neck? That’s not you—not on the inside. And for those of you back on the job market or dating perhaps, that can’t be you on the outside either.
So, you’re thinking about a facelift. Good for you. But the last thing you want is to look like you have had a facelift. We’ve all seen that kind of facelift, the type most surgeons perform, pulling the skin backwards towards the ear instead of upwards, resulting in taut skin that never looks natural. Great facelifts should go unnoticed so that when you meet people they don’t see a facelift they still see you, just younger and better looking.
So what does Dr. Schwartz do differently?
Dr. Schwartz uses a new and unique technique that lifts the cheeks upward not backward. This method not only tightens the sagging skin for Dallas patients but— and perhaps more importantly– restores the youthful shape of the cheeks. By returning the fat to the upper cheekbone, Dr. Schwartz’ technique creates both volume and fullness, eliminating that sagging, squared off appearance and restoring the heart-shaped contour of youth.
So far so good, right? That’s the technique, and there are few better practitioners. But because it’s your face, you want to know you are in the very best of hands. You are. Dr. Schwartz understands there is no such thing as a standard facelift. Every face is different, with a different bone structure, different fat amounts, different skin texture—an endless set of variables—and the quality of the results depends on a thousand little individual decisions that are made along the way. Positioning a stitch a millimeter higher or lower, tightening a little more or less, removing or preserving a bit of skin.
Some Dallas patients may even need a little extra help looking younger. A facelift can be enhanced and supported by a few non-surgical treatments for good measure. Products for facial rejuvenation such as Botox and fat grafting are designed to supplement your facelift for results that accentuate your best features. Botox makes fine lines and wrinkles virtually disappear with a few injections that require no downtime. Fat grafting transfers body fat from unwanted places to replenish volume in your face, restoring the youthful firmness of your skin. Best of all, the newly placed fat will shift very, very slowly for results that last long after your procedure.
Facelifts require skill and artistry and that is why you’re reading this. Because you know that with Dr. Schwartz in Dallas, your face is in the hands of an artist. Dr. Schwartz will skillfully conceal your incision in the hairline or behind the ear for a virtually undetectable scar. The decision to disclose your secret to looking younger will be up to you to share with others, not obvious to the entire world.
And as for the saying “no pain, no gain” it’s time to retire that adage. Post-operative pain after a facelift is surprisingly mild, with swelling and tightness being the main complaint. Most women manage this with over-the-counter pain medication and are up and around one day after surgery.
Now what does 40 look like? 50? You know what? It looks just like you feel. Fabulous.
To schedule your facelift consultation with Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Schwartz, call (888) 800-8300.