A facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that eliminates the visible signs of aging on the face, such as wrinkles and skin sagging. Using modern cosmetic surgery techniques, Frisco/Plano, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Najera, can perform a facelift procedure that will produce natural-looking results that last years. A facelift procedure is relatively simple and this treatment can correct problems such as droopy jowls, midface sagging, cheek laxity, deep creases in the lower eyelids and deep wrinkles around the mouth. There are variations to this surgery depending on how much skin tightening is needed and the overall aesthetic result desired by the patient.
"Dr. Najera hands down is the BEST doctor. I had a complete mommy make over and Dr. Najera and his staff especially his coordinator Amber have been nothing but EXCELLENT. Office staff is pleasant and professional. Dr. Najera has ALWAYS been about my happiness and well being. He is very professional and explained everything to me and answered EVERY question I ever had. I would recommend him to EVERYONE. From beginning to the end Dr. Najera and his staff have taken GREAT care of me!!!!"- T.S. / Google / Oct 30, 2015
"Breast Cancer/ Breast Reconstruction - I was referred by my breast surgeon to see Dr. Najera for the reconstruction. When I visited the office for the first time I immediately felt comfortable. Originally I was referred to another plastic surgeon and did not feel comfortable in that office. Thankfully I ended up with Dr. Najera. His staff are very courteous and professional. Needing a bilateral mastectomy was scary but they made me feel better about the whole procedure. Dr. Najera was very professional and explained everything clearly. He loves what he does and his work shows. I would absolutely refer Dr. Najera to anyone and everyone. I am very pleased with the results of my reconstruction. Thank you!"- P. / RealSelf / Jan 04, 2017
"Caring and supportive Staff - Frisco, TX - I knew I wanted the procedure but forgot to ask so many questions until after it was done. The staff and Dr. Najera were very responsive to my concerns and listened to me weeks after my surgery. It turns out to be a scary experience after the surgery but they help every step of the way."- J. / RealSelf / Dec 29, 2016
"Dr. Najera is awesome - Frisco, TX - Dr. Najera performed reconstruction surgery after my bilateral mastectomy. I was very pleased with the results. The scars barely show. His bedside manner is kind and compassionate. Everyone on his staff is friendly. I would recommend him to anyone."- 2. / RealSelf / Dec 29, 2016
"34, 2 C-sections and Lots of Damage from Big Ol' Babies - Frisco, TX - It has only been around 6 weeks since my tt, but I cannot say enough good things about not only Dr. Najera, but his amazing office staff. From my very first visit, I felt like everyone was genuinely interested in helping me feel better, physically and self-esteem wise. Any time I had a question, be it by e-mail or phone message, I received a response quickly, and never felt like I was silly for asking. They really want to make sure you are informed for your recovery. So far everything has healed perfectly, and while I am still swollen (totally to be expected at this stage) I could not be happier with my results. I feel so much more confident and cannot wait to be able to do all of the things with my kids that my diastasis was keeping me from before. If you are considering getting a tt or mommy makeover at all, it is totally worth it, and Dr. Najera is a wonderful choice for a surgeon. I would totally do it again."- L. / RealSelf / Aug 18, 2016
A facelift involves the removal of sagging skin on the face. Dr. Najera will lift and tighten the skin and muscles, making the incisions so that any scarring is completely covered by the hair. He will customize the facelift, taking a great deal of time to talk with the patient to make sure that he fully understands the specific cosmetic goals and needs. The technique used will be based on the patient’s facial features and conditions. There are facelifts that address the skin only, and some that go deeper into the muscle. Patients that require a more extensive facelift will have incisions that extend from the temple to the lower hairline behind the ear. Excess fat and skin will be removed and then the remaining skin will be lifted and reshaped to create a tighter, softer skin appearance.
A rhytidectomy is performed under general anesthesia and can take 2-4 hours to complete. Some patients will require an overnight stay, but most are released from the hospital the same day. When Dr. Najera performs a facelift, he removes excess facial skin, tightens underlying tissues, and reshapes the skin of the face and neck into a more youthful framework. The facelift procedure can be coupled with nonsurgical cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX and Juvéderm. From this point, patients can maintain the results with minor touch ups through the years. It is normal to have bruising and swelling for 1 – 2 weeks after the procedure. Full results will be seen in 3 months.
A facelift can cost between $8,000 and $14,000 depending on what is included in the procedure. Dr. Najera will be better able to estimate the cost after discussing the treatment plan in the initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,500 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 10-14 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In & Out-Patient
- Length: 2 - 4 hours
- Anesthesia: General
- In/Outpatient: Inpatient or outpatient (depending on extent of procedure)
- Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain
- Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, fluid collections, healing problems, and blood clots
- Recovery: Back to work with make up to cover bruising and swelling: 1 - 2 weeks; More strenuous activity: 4 - 6 weeks
- Final Appearance: 3 months
- Duration of Results: Permanent
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If you have loose folds of skin around your neck, and if your cheeks are droopy, or your face is ravaged by wrinkles, then you’ll benefit from a facelift to regain a youthful look and toned, smooth skin. Contact Najera Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery to learn more about facelift treatment.