Every year, Dr. Max Pekarev of MP Plastic Surgery sees hundreds of Fort Worth men and women who are tired of dealing with the visible signs of aging they see on their faces. It’s the unfortunate truth that many people in Texas have lived long lives in the hot, scorching sun without sun protection. Not to mention the general effects of aging we all have to deal with. It can be frustrating—especially if you look older than you actually are.

Don’t worry! There’s an amazing way to combat sunken cheeks, sagging jowls, and deep lines around the mouth and nose. A facelift with Dr. Max Pekarev can truly turn back the hands of time and help you appear as young as you feel on the inside. But what does a facelift actually do? What parts of the face does it correct? We will talk more about the overall facelift procedure and let you know what combination procedures you can include for an overall rejuvenated appearance.

Facelift Explained

A facelift isn’t about changing who you are. It’s about giving you back a youthful appearance and making the way you look reflect the way you feel. With a caring approach and skillful precision, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Max Pekarev can help you achieve this type of result.

For patients in Fort Worth, facelift surgery offers a way to improve the skin elasticity of the face and neck and to combat the effects of:

  • Everyday stress.
  • Age and gravity.
  • Exposure to sunlight.
  • Hereditary predisposition.

Dr. Max and MP Plastic Surgery prioritize natural-looking, lasting results; patient comfort and safety; and subtle, artistic change.

What Are the Key Benefits of Getting a Facelift?

Each facelift requires a customized approach because each person’s face—and goals—are different. Before your surgery date, Dr. Max will talk with you about what you want to achieve and determine the unique details of your procedure. He will also answer any questions you have about the surgery so that you enter the decision with confidence.

During your facelift, Dr. Max will make small incisions that are concealed in natural creases in front of or behind the ear. He then:

  • Tightens the underlying muscles and facial tissues.
  • Removes excess skin.
  • Depending on your needs, smooths and tightens the neck tissues.
  • Gently repositions the remaining skin.

To achieve natural-looking results, Dr. Max carefully manipulates different layers of the face to create a smooth, firm contour without over-tightening. His experience, knowledge, and artistic eye help accomplish this goal.

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Am I a Candidate to Get a Facelift?

There is no single “right” age to consider a facelift. Whether you are 40 or 70, it’s more important to evaluate your personal concerns and goals for your appearance.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Max will talk with you about what you want to achieve and help you decide if facelift surgery in Fort Worth is right for you. You might benefit from the procedure if you have any of these signs of aging:

  • Jowling (“turkey neck”).
  • Sagging cheeks.
  • Loose, wrinkled skin on the neck.

However, if you are mainly concerned with puffy eyelids, a sagging brow, or facial wrinkles, a facelift procedure will not address these concerns. Instead, Dr. Max may recommend other treatment options, such as eyelid surgery or facial fillers.

Facelift Procedure Explained

There are certain parts of the face that a facelift can correct and parts it cannot. When you choose Fort Worth’s MP Plastic Surgery, you can expect Dr. Max Pekarev to improve the following:

  • Lost volume in certain areas of your face or neck
  • Deep laugh lines that run from the nose to the mouth
  • Sagging, excess skin on the lower two-thirds of the face
  • Sagging jowls caused by the loss of skin elasticity along the jawline

Dr. Max Pekarev believes in fully educating all of his patients. When you visit with him in Fort Worth for your facelift consultation, he will take time to sit with you, evaluate your face, talk to you about your areas of concern, discuss your treatment options, and answer any questions you have. His goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment and the opportunity to make a decision that is best for you and your cosmetic goals. He will never pressure you to have a procedure. That decision will be yours and yours alone.

Procedures to Combine with Your Facelift

Remember, a facelift is only designed to correct signs of aging on the lower two-thirds of the face. However, most Fort Worth men and women have signs of aging in other areas of their face, which is why Dr. Max Pekarev recommends combining procedures for an overall more rejuvenated appearance. These additional procedures could include any or all of the following:

  • Upper or Lower Eyelid Surgery – If you suffer from drooping eyelids or deep under-eye circles, this procedure can reduce the appearance of both and restore your youthful eyes.
  • BOTOX® – If you have wrinkles in the upper face, Dr. Max Pekarev can soften these lines with Botox injections.
  • Facial Fillers – If your face is showing lines, wrinkles, and creases, facial fillers can help soften your appearance. It can also help add volume to your lips.

“We initially received care in an emergency situation. Dr. Max was very professional and very kind. He took time to explain things in a way that we understood. For our office visits that followed our hospital stay the whole staff was very helpful and always took time to answer any questions. We are very thankful to Dr. Max and his whole staff!!” – K. Feagan

What Is Recovery From A Facelift Like?

You will be able to go home the same day as surgery. Most patients feel comfortable going out in public after about one week, and they are able to return to normal daily activities, including work, within 10 to 14 days. Dr. Max and his staff will support you with questions or concerns that come up during this time.

MP Plastic Surgery in Fort Worth typically advises patients to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks. This is to ensure a healthy and effective recovery. Our team can also recommend different camouflage strategies for makeup to wear while your initial bruising and swelling subsides.

By the conclusion of the recovery, you should see that the changes are subtle but the impact is significant. You can expect to look like yourself but with a renewed, refreshed, and younger appearance.

A Facelift With Dr. Max in Fort Worth Is Just Want You Need

Learn more about the ideal age to get a facelift with Fort Worth plastic surgeon, Dr. Max, and how he works to achieve the most natural-looking results.