June 23, 2023

Embracing facial aging is a natural part of life. However, there comes a time when you may notice loose, saggy skin, wrinkles, and fine lines affecting your youthful appearance. If you’re seeking a more defined facial contour or want to address loose skin around your cheeks, consider a facelift as a potential solution. Facelifts offer long-lasting improvements to combat the signs of facial aging, and DFW Plastic Surgery proudly provides this service in and around Fort Worth, TX.

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The Benefits of Getting a Facelift

Your facelift procedure will be customized to meet your particular needs, helping you to achieve your desired aesthetic outcomes. Some of the most common benefits of getting a facelift include:

  • Tightening and redefining the neck and jawline, reducing loose and sagging skin.
  • Eliminating the signs of jowling, bringing definition to the jawline.
  • Getting rid of the excess fat that gives you a “double chin” appearance.
  • Tightening up sagging skin across the face, reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Enhancing your natural beauty with subtle, youthful results.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Ducic will carefully evaluate your skin, gather your medical history, and verify that you are a good candidate for a safe and successful procedure. Most patients who desire to tighten their skin and reduce the signs of facial aging are eligible to have a facelift performed.

A Facelift is Great For:

  • Restoring a youthful appearance by reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Enhancing the definition of your jawline for a more sculpted look.
  • Tightening loose, saggy skin around the jaw and neck area, improving its contour.
  • Boosting your self-confidence and overall satisfaction with your appearance.

What is the Best Age for a Facelift?

A facelift usually works best for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, when signs of aging grow more prevalent.


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Facelift Types

Mini Lift: Ideal for younger patients with early laxity, mini lifts offer minimal downtime and shorter, less visible scars. Incisions are typically made in front of the ear and around the earlobe. Recovery takes 7-10 days.

Midface Lift: Targets the central third of the face, addressing cheek volume loss and laxity. It can be performed through minimally invasive incisions with an endoscope or via the lower eyelid. Recovery time is 7-14 days. Best combined with fat grafting for optimal results.

Full Facelift: Provides the most dramatic improvement for moderate to severe sagging. Incisions are hidden in the ear contour, around the earlobe, or in the hairline. Dr. Ducic uses the SMAS technique to tighten deeper layers of tissue and muscle, removing excess skin for a natural look.


Taking the First Steps

The first step in your facelift journey is having a consultation with Dr. Ducic. During your consultation, you will meet in a comfortable and private room where Dr. Ducic can ask about your medical history and discuss different options for achieving your aesthetic goals. This is also a great opportunity to ask questions about the procedure, the recovery, anesthesia, and beyond. Additionally, Dr. Ducic will provide any instructions you need to follow to prepare for your facelift, such as discontinuing supplements or medications that could compromise your ability to heal.


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Meet Our Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Yadro Ducic, MD, is a widely sought-after facial plastic surgeon known for his high level of clinical acumen and his command of cutting-edge techniques. Double board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Ducic possesses advanced training and experience in all aspects of facial restoration, including cosmetic and reconstructive approaches. In addition to authoring over 180 publications and lecturing at universities, Dr. Ducic has introduced innovative techniques in head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery, significantly transforming how surgeons perform these procedures worldwide.


The Procedure Process Explained

On the day of your surgery, you will be warmly greeted by our patient care team and given a chance to ask Dr. Ducic any last-minute questions. Anesthesia will be administered to promote your comfort during surgery. Dr. Ducic will make incisions, typically behind the ears or the hairline, remove excess tissue, tighten your skin, and reposition facial structures as needed.


Recovery and Aftercare

You’ll likely be ready to resume academic or professional activities approximately one-week post-surgery, potentially utilizing cosmetic products to camouflage any surgical evidence. While you may encounter minor physical discomfort, it can be effectively managed with over-the-counter or prescribed analgesics. Prior to discharge, you will receive a detailed set of post-operative care guidelines to ensure optimal healing and recovery outcomes.


Other Considerations

Should I Also Get a Neck Lift?

If you are worried about loose or banded skin around the neck, you can opt for a neck lift with a facelift to provide optimal results. You will learn more about this option at your initial consultation.

Facelift or Facial Fat Transfer: Which Is Right for Me?

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is another popular aesthetic enhancement procedure that has proven to be very effective at enhancing the results of a facelift and restoring volume to specific facial areas for patients who may need it. Dr. Ducic can discuss this option with you and help you decide which procedure is ideal for achieving your desired goal.

How Long Will My Results Last?

The results of a facelift can generally last a long time, assuming you follow post-op directions and maintain a healthy lifestyle. To maintain or touch up your results, fillers and BOTOX® can be great non-surgical enhancements.


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You’re In Good Hands with DFW Plastic Surgery

At DFW Plastic Surgery, we prioritize patient safety, comfort, and exceptional outcomes. Our renowned surgeon, Dr. Yadro Ducic, MD, holds dual board certifications in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery. His advanced training and extensive experience demonstrate his unwavering dedication to providing high-quality care.

To schedule a consultation in Fort Worth, TX, contact DFW Plastic Surgery at (817) 920-0484.