before and after a facelift


Wrinkles and sagging skin can undermine the definition in your features and make you look older than you feel.

Dr. David Liland, in Dallas, can perform a facelift to tighten skin and smooth wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.

Learn more about the benefits of a facelift...

before and after a facelift

A Facelift Can Enhance Your Appearance and Boost Your Confidence

Reverse Signs of Aging

During a facelift, Dr. Liland can remove excess skin and smooth wrinkles to address visible signs of aging that make you look tired or unhealthy.

Improve Facial Contours

A facelift can also tighten underlying muscles to refine the contours of your face and restore facial definition.

Increase Self-Esteem

This procedure can help you look healthier and more rested, which can make you feel more confident about your appearance.

The Majority of Facelift Patients Are Happy with Their Results

Considering a Facelift after Massive Weight Loss?

Losing a significant amount of weight can leave you with sagging skin around the face and neck. Dr. Liland recognizes how frustrating it is to be left with a "droopy" face or "turkey neck" after working so hard to lose the weight. Fortunately, he can tailor a facelift procedure to target the unique concerns caused by weight loss

A facelift after massive weight loss will likely include additional fat augmentation, increased tightening in the cheeks and neck , and more elevation of the underlying muscles. These added steps can help you fully enjoy the results of your hard work.

Good Candidates for a Facelift Are Healthy and Have Realistic Goals

Significant Signs of Aging

In general, Dr. Liland only recommends a facelift for patients with substantial concerns. For more minor signs of aging, dermal fillers or other non-surgical treatments are often sufficient.

Skin Elasticity

In order to achieve the best results, you must have some degree of skin elasticity

Overall Health

Candidates for a facelift should be in good health, be emotionally stable, and not have any pre-existing medical conditions that could interfere with healing.

Realistic Expectations

It is important to have realistic expectations when undergoing a facelift procedure. While this treatment can help you look more rested and refreshed, it cannot make you look like a teenager again.

Non-Surgical Techniques Cannot Provide the Same Dramatic Results

While fillers, injectables, and other non-surgical options can enhance your appearance, they cannot offer the same level of transformation provided by a facelift. Through this procedure, Dr. Liland can remove excess skin as well as tighten underlying muscles. These two techniques can provide dramatic results and create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

In addition, Dr. Liland can combine a facelift with additional procedures, such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or rhinoplasty to complement your results.

Demonstration of areas a facelift can target
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Facelift Surgery Is Performed in Dallas At our Private, Fully-Equipped Operating Room

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Before beginning your procedure, we will administer anesthesia and sedation to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed.

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Dr. Liland will make discreet incisions in the hairline, around the ears, or at the lower edge of the scalp.

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Using the incisions, Dr. Liland will tighten the underlying muscles and remove excess skin.

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Closing Incisions

Once the refinements are complete, Dr. Liland will close the incisions using techniques to minimize scarring.

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After Surgery

Once the facelift procedure is complete, we will place bandages around the face and scalp to minimize swelling and bruising. Some patients also receive drainage tubes. 

Discomfort, Swelling, and Bruising  Are All Normal Side Effects of a Facelift

After your procedure, you can usually control any discomfort with pain medication. Your skin may look discolored or bruised for a period of time.

Within one week, the stitches or clips will be removed, most of the bruising will disappear, and the swelling will continue to subside. Within three weeks, numbness and itching will start to diminish as the nerves continue to heal.

The incisions from the facelift are well concealed within the natural structures of the face, ear, and the hairline. Results typically appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, firmer and younger appearance. To maintain your results, you should protect your face from the sun, staying in the shade when possible and applying sunblock regularly.

Post-Op Tips for Face-Lift

  • Do no take any medication that contains aspirin, vitamin E, weight loss medication or, Chinese herbs for two weeks prior to the surgery. A complete drug list will be provided on the pre-op appointment date.
  • Arrange for an adult to drive you to and from your procedure. You CAN NOT take a taxi home. You must also arrange for an adult to stay with you for 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Do not smoke for at least four weeks prior to the surgery.
  • You should avoid exposure to direct sunlight and consider using sun block.
  • Keep head elevated on several pillows to minimize swelling
  • Driving is permitted after a few days, if not taking pain medications.
  • Avoid heavy lifting, straining or bending over for two weeks.
  • You may resume all normal activities after three weeks of the procedure.

Specific recommendations will be suggested when you arrive at Park Cities Plastic Surgery in Dallas.

Professional, Knowledgable,  and Patient-Friendly

“Dr. Liland and his staff were professional, knowledgeable and patient friendly... I honestly felt very welcomed and comfortable throughout. I have been recommending him to my friends and family and I myself would defiantly go back to him in the future if I ever wanted to get something else done” Sarah A.

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