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Push Back Your Timeline For Aging

There are many ways to maintain a youthful appearance in the early stages of aging such as botox and filler and use of skin products. At some point, most reach a point of diminishing returns in the use of these more conservative treatments since more product is needed without as dramatic of an effect. An Austin or Dallas facelift is a good procedure for those with loose and excess skin of the face and neck.

Facelift at Saxon MD

As you age you undergo several predictable changes including loss of fat in the face and loss of skin elasticity. During your facelift Dallas & Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Sarah Saxon will tailor the technique to your individual anatomy and needs. Neck liposuction and tightening of a muscle in the neck called the platysma is often done at the same time as a facelift to create an ideal angle between the chin and neck.

smiling patient after facelift in Dallas or Austin

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that takes the skin and tissues of the face and repositions them to provide a younger, tighter, more vibrant appearance. Using discrete incision techniques, Dallas & Austin plastic surgeon, Dr. Saxon can provide a subtle, improved change in your appearance with minimal scarring. Techniques and healing methods have improved greatly in the last decade, so patients enjoy a natural-looking result that isn’t overly pulled or extreme.

Benefits of a Facelift

Feel confident every time you look in the mirror. The signs of aging can be subtle or obvious, but a facelift with a highly skilled surgeon can restore a natural, youthful look. Bring back the confidence of lifted, radiant facial features. Our Dallas or Austin facelift can give you:

  • Tightened facial appearance
  • Smoothed out wrinkles
  • Bring back definition to the jawline
  • Bright, vibrant look
Dr. Sarah Saxon, Facial Plastic Surgeon in Dallas or Austin

Who is a candidate for a facelift?

Most of our Austin and Dallas facelift patients have significant skin laxity with muscle sagging that they would like to treat via a surgical method. Patients should be in overall good health and be non-smokers to ensure the healing process goes smoothly. Patients who are not within 10 to 15 pounds of their goal weight are not great candidates for this procedure.

smiling patient after facelift in Dallas or Austin

Consultation and Preparation

During your consultation for a facelift Austin & Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Saxon and her team will take the time to discuss in detail your aesthetic goals along with your health history. If we determine that a facelift is the best option for you, we will plot out a comprehensive treatment plan and provide you with all the details on how to prepare for the surgery.


The procedure can be performed under either general anesthesia and sedation. A facelift typically takes about 3 hours and is an outpatient operation. Dr. Saxon will make small incisions near your ears and hairline, adjust the skin and tissue, and then replace them to produce a tighter, smoother facial contour.

What is recovery like after a facelift?

Immediately after an Austin or Dallas facelift, patients will have a compressive dressing around the head. This comes off the following day, and a more comfortable wrap is placed.

You will have swelling and bruising that often extends down onto the chest from gravity. Incisions are placed in a crease around the ear and scalp. These incisions are kept clean by you or a caretaker after surgery. Sutures and surgical clips are removed one week after surgery, and at the same time you will start using a light chin strap to keep compression on the chin. Swelling can continue for several weeks after surgery. Most of our Dallas & Austin facelift patients experience numbness on the neck and around the ear temporarily for 2-3 months as well. It is normal to feel minor lumps and bumps during the healing process which smooth out over time. Sunscreen is very important even up to a year after surgery to avoid pigmentation issues along the incision lines.

Why Dr. Saxon?

Passion, excellence, and comprehensive care are the hallmarks of Saxon MD, led by double board-certified Austin & Dallas facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sarah Saxon. Nationally recognized, with years of education and experience plus an artistic eye, Dr. Saxon provides each of her patients with the highest level of compassionate care and a commitment to outstanding results.

Dr. Sarah Saxon, Facial Plastic Surgeon in Dallas or Austin

Schedule Your Facelift Consultation at Saxon MD Today

Learn more about what a facelift can do for you. Request a consultation or book an appointment on our website or call us today at (512) 537-4191!

Frequently Asked Questions

The goal of a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is to make your facial appearance look as natural as possible. Modern techniques in facelifts allow for significant improvement in jowling and excess skin without looking pulled or unnatural.

After a facelift, it is common to have some soreness, but Dr. Saxon delivers regional anesthesia during surgery to help with pain. Most people having a facelift only require ibuprofen or Tylenol after their procedure.

Facelifts are routine procedures that very rarely result in serious complications. However, risks could include infection, nerve damage, or hematoma.

Facelifts typically last around 10 to 15 years. However, since the aging process will continue, eventually the results will become less apparent.

The cost of a facelift varies depending on the extent of the treatment and the specific needs of the patient.

Make your tomorrow beautiful. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saxon about facial plastic surgery in Texas. Dr. Saxon will answer all your questions in a caring manner and help you create a plan to bring your ideal looks to life!