Facelift

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Hill understands how the aging process can affect your looks. The midface becomes flattened and hollowed with the loss of fat and bone. Facial skin and tissues sag, creating wrinkles, folds, and jowls. The lower face and neck lose definition and become wrinkled and lax. Through rigorous training by the masters of facial rejuvenation at UT Southwestern and a craniofacial fellowship at UTMB, Dr. Hill personalizes modern surgical techniques to address facial aging as it affects each patient. His technical skill is why women and men who want to look like a refreshed, younger version of themselves travel from Plano, McKinney, Allen, and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to get facelift surgery at our practice in Frisco, TX.

Am I a candidate for a facelift?

The best facelift candidates are women and men who are in good health, have sufficient elasticity in their skin, and are in their 40s to 60s. Dr. Hill performs this procedure to rejuvenate the lower 2/3 of the face by providing a combination of the following improvements:

  • Lifting sagging cheeks
  • Smoothing out jowls along the jawline
  • Restoring volume to the cheeks
  • Reducing folds and lines around the mouth

At your private consultation, Dr. Hill will talk with you about your expectations and carefully examine your face, the quality of your skin, and facial bone structure. While many patients are interested in a mini facelift, most gain more noticeable, longer-lasting results with a complete facelift. If your concerns are mild to moderate and you prefer a nonsurgical option, Dr. Hill may recommend the EmbraceRF treatment. He often performs a brow lift or eyelid surgery to address aging in the eyelids, brows, and forehead, along with a facelift to provide more complete facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Sean Hill

DR. SEAN HILL

Dr. Hill is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face, breasts, and body using proven, modern techniques. His approachable, lighthearted personality fosters positive, open communication with patients.

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What happens during facelift surgery?

Dr. Hill performs facelift procedures as outpatient surgery with the patient resting comfortably under general anesthesia. He uses the latest techniques personalized to the individual needs of the patient.

  • The lift-and-fill technique usually provides the most natural-looking results and quickest recovery. With this technique, Dr. Hill lifts sagging facial tissues, restores volume to the midface with fat grafting, and then carefully re-drapes the overlying skin.
  • The high SMAS technique, which is appropriate in specific cases, improves facial contours by tightening the upper cheek and lifting the lateral cheek.

Regardless of facelift technique, Dr. Hill often incorporates the following procedures to further enhance facelift results:

  • Neck lift tightens lax, wrinkled skin and prominent neck muscles.
  • Earlobe rejuvenation firms and smooths sagging, wrinkled earlobes.

These small details can make a big difference in achieving natural-looking results by improving less obvious areas that often give away a person’s age.

What is facelift recovery like?

Most facelift patients experience only mild discomfort during their recovery. Here’s a general timeline of what to expect and how to minimize swelling and encourage healing:

  • First 10 days: Keep your head elevated at all times, including while you sleep
  • 10 to 14 days: Patients can return to non-physical jobs
  • 4 weeks: You can resume exercise and physical activity
  • 8 to 12 weeks: Cheeks feel numb and firm and then gradually soften

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What is the cost of a facelift in Frisco, TX?

Dr. Hill customizes each facelift procedure after physically examining the patient and discussing his or her concerns and aesthetic goals during the consultation process. At that point, we provide a detailed price quote that the patient can take home to review without any pressure. It’s important to note that the training and background of a plastic surgeon is one of the main factors that influence the cost of elective cosmetic surgery, and we recommend that cost should not be the primary reason for choosing a surgeon.

Will my facelift leave a scar?

Scars from a facelift are very fine and hidden in the hairline and natural creases of the face where they typically become unnoticeable. When performing facelift surgery, Dr. Hill usually places a curvilinear incision near each ear that fades within months of surgery.

Facelift FAQs

Is facelift surgery painful?

You’ll be under general anesthesia during the surgery, so you won’t experience any discomfort. Dr. Hill prescribes pain medication to minimize discomfort during the recovery.

Will my results look natural?

One of the main reasons people hesitate about getting a facelift is worrying about looking like they had “work” done. Dr. Hill’s facelift patients look like younger versions of themselves without appearing unnatural.

Do I have to combine a facelift with neck lift surgery?

Many plastic surgeons believe a facelift includes a neck lift. Others perform neck lifts as standalone procedures. Dr. Hill customizes surgical plans for each patient based on their concerns and goals and a physical examination of their face. In most cases, a facelift improves the appearance of the neck.

I’ve heard there are nonsurgical alternatives, is that true?

Some of our patients who aren’t ready for a surgical facelift can benefit from a “liquid facelift,” which combines injections of dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic to address early signs of aging. These nonsurgical anti-wrinkle treatments aren’t recommended for patients with moderate to severe sagging skin.

What’s the right age to get a facelift?

A patient’s age is less of a concern than their overall health. Facelift patients tend to be in their 50s and 60s, but Dr. Hill also performs facelifts for women and men in their 40s and 70s if they’re in good health and feel that their appearance doesn’t reflect the vitality they feel.

What’s a mini facelift?

A mini facelift—sometimes called a short-scar facelift—may be an appropriate technique for younger patients without significant skin laxity. As the name indicates, a mini facelift involves making shorter incisions than those used for a traditional facelift.

How popular is facelift surgery in the Dallas-Fort Worth area?

Women and men in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, area want to project a youthful energy in their professional and personal lives. That’s why facelift surgery is quite popular in the region. Because plastic surgeons such as Dr. Hill create natural-looking results, you may not know how many of your co-workers or acquaintances have undergone facelift surgery.

Are you ready to rejuvenate your look?

To find out how Dr. Hill can help you look naturally rejuvenated, request a consultation using our online form or call our office at (214) 937-4879 to schedule an appointment.

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