Facelift in Dallas
Dr. Hobar is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is very well known for creating natural, long-lasting results with his facelift surgery. He has been in private practice since 1990 and brings a unique approach to the playing field having developed safe and effective procedures that produce long lasting and powerful results while always maintaining a totally natural look. An ideal candidate is a patient who looks in the mirror and says, “When did I begin to look different than I feel. I certainly don’t feel as old as I look”.
What is a facelift?
Technically, a facelift focuses on the area on your face beginning at the lower part of your ears and extending down through your neck. This is referred to as a rhytidectomy in medical terms and commonly referred to as a lower face and neck lift. Patients frequently combine this procedure with a mid facelift and a brow lift to comprehensively address changes brought on by gravity, lifestyle and time. These three procedures, and sometimes the addition of eyelid surgery, constitute full facial rejuvenation, what many people understand a facelift to be. If you are challenged by your jaw line not being as smooth as it used to be, or your neck seeming loose, or your lower cheeks looking less firm and taut, then a facelift is the procedure for you.
Why a facelift?
A facelift is designed to create a more youthful rejuvenated appearance by tightening key facial structures. It is not merely a procedure where skin is tightened.“The key is to tighten the supporting structures and allow the skin to be tightened naturally by this process. The skin has very little strength in and of itself and if tension is put on it, it will look pulled – in my opinion, that is totally unnecessary. When the underlying components; the muscles, connective tissues and fat pads are supported and in their appropriate place, the skin naturally redrapes and the result is subtle, long lasting and beautiful,” Dr. Hobar says.
In addition to the many qualifications that Dr. Hobar has, he is also trained in craniofacial plastic surgery. He has been able to use his extensive understanding of facial anatomy and expertise in dealing with the most complex facial problems to enhance his aesthetic work.
“The bony structure of the face is key to aging and shouldn’t be ignored. People with well-defined bone structure are the most immune to the gravity effects of aging. If a person doesn’t have well defined bone structure, and this can be in the cheeks, under the eyes, jawline or chin, then there is an opportunity to correct it. If the patient doesn’t choose to have it corrected, then at the very least the surgery should be amended to deal with this, because optimal results will depend on it.”
“My patients are not trying to change the core of their look. Restoring balance in their face with a facelift is a gratifying experience for me. It simply goes back to my guiding philosophy, which is about improving your quality of life. If I can be a part of improving my patient’s quality of life by providing them with safe and effective surgery that produces a natural result, then I have done a good job.”
“It is not important if the patient is in their 30’s or 40’s, it could be that their underlying bone structure has not provided added support to their face and they have experienced premature aging. For them, a facelift creates a subtle, but significant change and truly sets the clock back as they move forward in the aging process. Commonly, it is people in their 50’s and 60’s who have reached a point in their careers and personal lives that enable them to make a commitment to doing something for themselves who find the greatest benefit from a facelift.”
“Finally, their outward appearance can reflect their inner sense of confidence and vitality. And, I have some patients that come to me in their 70’s and later to benefit from a facelift. These patients are inspirational. They have sought an opportunity to set back their clock and enjoy their more youthful appearance for the next 20+ years when others metaphorically choose to throw in the towel in the looks department. People are living much longer, healthier and active lives. And if my older patient is a good candidate from a physical and psychological perspective, I welcome the opportunity to be a part of that empowering process.”
Am I a good candidate for a facelift?
It is important to be in good physical health. Facelift surgery is very safe and effective when the patient is prepared and has a good understanding of the procedure. It is important to disclose all of your current and past health conditions as well as any prescribed or over the counter medications or supplements you take. Your well-being is our first priority. If loose or sagging skin in your lower cheeks, jaw line and neck are troublesome to you, then you are an excellent candidate for a facelift.
How is my facelift performed?
The surgery will be performed under general anesthesia because Dr. Hobar feels strongly that this is the safest, most effective way to perform the procedure and is the most comfortable for his patients. Dr. Hobar will select an anesthesia professional that he works with frequently. His philosophy is to know them well and have such confidence in their expertise as to allow them to perform anesthesia on his own family.
Recovering from a facelift
Keep in mind that the healing process is just that – a process. Be patient with yourself and this process. While it is imperative to be active, eat well and get plenty of rest, it is true that people heal at different paces.According to Dr. Hobar,
“Recovery is highly individualized. I want to ensure that my patients are comfortable when they resume their normal social activities and responsibilities. While some people might feel ready to return to work after a week, budgeting more time could be prudent. This enables them to have a cushion in case they feel apprehensive about lingering swelling or bruising.”
What about the “Lifestyle Lift,” the “Weekend Facelift,” or the Thread Lift?
Think about it – aging is a global effect of gravity and stretching of all the supporting structures of the face and neck. Shortcuts don’t make sense. Dr. Hobar’s belief – do it once and do it right by addressing all the components that have been affected by aging and perform it in the most effective, most natural and longest lasting way possible. Sure, there is a little more downtime, but the benefits should last you a lifetime. Dr. Hobar has redone many of the so-called short cut facelifts that have been performed elsewhere.
How long does a facelift last?
According to Dr. Hobar,
“A facelift does not stop the aging process, but if the supporting structures are resuspended in the proper fashion, there should be permanent benefit.”