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The soft tissues and skin of the face and neck lose elasticity and slowly descend as we age. This is most noticeable around the jawline and upper neck where jowls and loose skin and excess fat of the upper neck can develop. Many factors including sun exposure, weight changes, smoking and genetics help determine how fast an individual ages. Most facelift candidates are between their 40’s and 70’s.

A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to lift and tighten the soft tissues of the lower face and neck. The incisions are hidden within the hair bearing skin of the temple and back of the head and blend in with the natural lines around and behind the ear. Dr. Bader employs modern facelifting techniques aimed at re-suspending the tough connective tissue of the face and neck to a more youthful position. This ensures a natural and durable result. The results of a facelift in a good candidate should last between 8 and 12 years with some patients requiring a minor touch-up procedure in the neck after a few years. Every patient is different in terms of tissue elasticity and skin thickness and an individualized operative plan is necessary to achieve optimal results.

A facelift is usually performed under general anesthesia provided by a board certified anesthesia doctor in an accredited surgery center to ensure maximal patient safety and comfort. You will be able to go home after your facelift but overnight stays while being cared for by a registered nurse can also be arranged.

Most patients have little to no pain after a facelift. There will be a dressing snugly wrapped around your face and neck that will stay on until you return to our office the day after surgery to have Dr. Bader check on your healing and remove two small surgical drains. Bruising and swelling are expected and will peak by the third day and can be camouflaged with makeup. The sutures will be removed within one week of surgery. You can expect a return to full physical and social activities within 2 weeks.

In recent years, the minilift has become popular and many patients have questions about this procedure. The minilift goes by many names such as the weekend lift, lunch lift, local lift, short scar facelift and Lifestyle Lift®. The specific techniques might differ slightly but the basic idea is the same. The procedure involves a shorter incision and less aggressive dissection and lifting compared to a traditional facelift. Ideal candidates for this procedure have less severe aging of the lower face and neck that can be properly corrected with this minimally invasive surgery. The minilift can often be performed in the office under local anesthesia. Less swelling and bruising and a quicker return to normal activity can expected.

Facelift Surgery Patient 3 Before & After

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Your Consultation

There are some risks involved with facelift and minilift surgery. Choosing an experienced board certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Bader to perform your facelift or minilift will help minimize your surgical risks. During your consultation, Dr. Bader will thoroughly assess your candidacy for facelift or minilift surgery and answer your questions to your satisfaction. He will discuss the risks associated with facelift or minilift surgery and explain the steps he takes to minimize risks. Finally, he will help guide your decision as to the type of lift, anesthesia and place of surgery that is best for you.

To find out more about Dr. Bader or the cosmetic procedures offered at his office, please contact us today 214.501.2021.


A Word From Our Patients

Both the staff and Dr. Bader were personable and they made me feel comfortable. This is sometimes difficult for me as I am one of those who are very nervous when seeing a doctor that I’ve not established rapport with previously.


I felt very comfortable with Dr. Bader. Good bedside manner. Trusted his judgement. The office staff was great too!


I thought he was awesome! He really listens and shows concern for your health!


I think he is an excellent doctor. Addressed my concerns and answered my questions. I thought he was very thorough and I would recommend.


Doctor Bader’s strong confidence and cheerful approach has allowed me to never doubt the outcome of any procedure I consult him on. He takes great strides to ensure comfort and understanding and I have had complete success and extreme satisfaction the many times he has helped me. I have referred other friends to Dr. Bader and never hesitate to contact him with any questions. He is unusually accommodating and takes as much time as necessary to address all questions raised. Just a great experience all around.


I am so thankful for Dr. Bader. Since the first day I met with him, I knew I was in good hands. He is extremely knowledgeable and an expert in his field. He walked me through the surgery process step by step. Thanks to Dr. Bader, I can breathe like I never have before, and I absolutely love the cosmetic work he did on my nose as well. I have had many compliments on it. I also must say that my recovery was unbelievably easy. I didn’t have one complication. I would highly recommend Dr. Bader and his friendly staff. You will be very satisfied!


Dr. Bader’s staff is so friendly and personable; I look forward to my visit every three months. I’ve been using Dr. Bader for many years for my quarterly BOTOX injections and I’m pleased with the results every time. He listens to what my desires are and executes them perfectly. I do refer anyone and everyone to Dr. Bader when asked for aging assistance. Five Stars!


Dr. Bader was highly recommended to me by my brother who is a physician. He was very knowledgeable, experienced, and kind and I was extremely pleased with my outcome. I have recommended him to others, including family members, who have had great experiences and results, as well.


After consulting with several facial plastic surgeons, I chose Dr. Bader based on his thorough explanations of procedures and techniques, his ability to effectively answer all of my questions and concerns, and the caring nature of his staff. Although my facial surgery was minor in scope, Dr. Bader really understood how important it was to me.


Dr. Bader did a deviated septum and rhinoplasty for our daughter. She was so happy with the outcome of the surgery. He is very thorough and the office staff is wonderful at answering any questions you may have. If you are looking for a doctor who makes you feel confident and comfortable then Dr. Bader and staff are the right choice.

Terri Broussard

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for getting me in last Friday. My results are amazing already, I feel like a new person.


A big thank you for the beautiful flowers you sent after my procedure! Thank you for the caring before during, and after. Can’t wait for the final results!


I couldn’t be happier. You and Dr Bader make the office a warm and caring placing. I am forever grateful for a beautiful job, well done. I think y’all are wonderful


I really appreciate Dr. Bader for his patience, kindness and caring attitude! He answered all of my questions and performed a surgery beyond my expectations. I’m in love with my new nose and 10/10 recommend him to anyone and everyone! 


I will definitely return. Dr. Bader and his staff are wonderful! Dr. Bader’s techniques and care are as close to perfection as it gets. The staff are very friendly, honest people. I have had fillers and Botox and I am very pleased. At my age 52 I was seeking a natural rejuvenated look and Dr. Bader was able to deliver.


Came to Dr Bader today to have botox injected and he was SO incredibly thorough and took time to explain everything to me, which is much different than the provider that I have been seeing previously for my botox. Will definitely be coming back to Dr Bader for all my fillers and botox!


Very good Dr/Surgeon.. I would highly recommend to anyone… Excellent bedside manners

S Rice

Dr. Bader is not only one of the best doctors in Dallas, he is one of the best in the country! He is gifted surgically, is highly intelligent and well read, and is completely devoted to ensuring his patients receive the very best care. If anybody asks me who to see in Dallas for facial plastic surgery, I would not recommend anybody over Dr. Bader.

P. Daniel Ward