Facial Cosmetic Surgery / Face Lift & Neck Lift
Mansfield | Arlington | Fort Worth
Face Lift Neck Lift Rejuvenation
Face lift or rhytidectomy with neck rejuvenation can reduce and eliminate the sagging skin of your face, jowls and neck, improve facial lines and wrinkles, and restore your neck and jaw line to a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Michael Thornton uses traditional yet modern techniques in SMAS-plication by concealing your incisions that are well hidden within the natural creases around your ears and hairline. Most patients benefit from complete facial rejuvenation, whereby multiple facial plastic surgery procedures are performed simultaneously during your face lift including concurrent blepharoplasty, facial fat transfer, and / or laser skin resurfacing.
Most clients will benefit from a traditional or full face lift but there are circumstances where a mini face lift — weekend face lift — short scar face lift — MACS lift — may be appropriate and beneficial. This less invasive facelift is perfect for a patient who needs only a small amount of facial lifting, as this technique utilizes a shorter scar and provides for a lesser degree of skin movement and neck rejuvenation, as a mini face lift predominately concentrates on elevating the jowls.
A newer and more advanced technique in facial rejuvenation is called laser-assisted face or laser face lift. This advanced technique utilizes our Lipotherme laser platform and is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed alone or in conjunction with either CO2 laser skin resurfacing or a short scar face lift to assist in promoting skin tightening.
What can I expect during my consultation?
During your consultation, you will meet privately and exclusively with Dr. Michael Thornton where you will collectively share in the decision making process about your personal needs, desires, and expectations. Although well qualified, we choose not use patient coordinators, nurse practitioners, or physicians assistants to perform your consultation. Dr. Thornton will complete a thorough medical history and perform a careful examination of your face and neck to see if you are an acceptable candidate to undergo a face or neck lift procedure.
Where will my surgery take place?
Face lift and neck lift procedures may be performed at Baylor Surgicare at Mansfield, a AAAHC certified out-patient surgery center, located in Mansfield, Texas. On average, the procedure will take 3 – 4 hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the case and if other facial plastic surgery procedures will be performed simultaneously. We have successfully performed face lift and neck lift procedures in our private operating room with local anesthesia and oral sedation. This determination will be made on an individual basis.
Expertise of Dr. Michael Thornton
Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, dual board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and was specifically trained in both traditional and modern techniques in facial cosmetic surgery and face lift surgery during his 12-month advanced cosmetic surgery fellowship. Dr. Thornton attends yearly national cosmetic surgery meetings and participates in advanced courses to offer you the latest techniques in facial cosmetic surgery.