Facelift with Injectables Dallas

Facial aging is complicated, composed of three different forces that combine to ravage your face as the years pass. First, changes in the skin can decrease its elasticity and luster. Your skin can grow slack, stretched, and wrinkled. Next, the tissue of your face will begin to sag. Partly due to your skin’s loss of integrity and partly due to the cumulative force of gravity, the tissues of your face will displace and sag. Finally, your body will change the way it stores fat, often leading to a loss of volume in the face. A Dallas facelift with injectables can tighten loose skin, trim excess, and elevate sagging tissues, but for many people facial rejuvenation will only be complete if volume is restored to the face, and the best way to do that is with modern injectable fillers.

If you are looking for a comprehensive facelift solution, you need a surgeon with thorough training, extensive experience, and a practiced eye to see all the factors that contribute to the aging of your face. Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai has been helping people in Dallas-Fort Worth to get great facial rejuvenation results, and may be able to help you. Please call or email the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule your consultation today.

Why Combine Injectables with a Facelift

As mentioned above, facial aging is not a singular phenomenon. Instead, it is composed of three different components:

  • Skin changes that can make the skin less elastic, causing it to wrinkle and stretch more easily
  • Sagging tissue caused by gravity, but worsened by lack of support from skin
  • Changes in the way the body deposits fat, leading to a loss of facial volume

A facelift can address the sagging tissues and can remove excess skin, while smoothing the rest over your repositioned facial tissues. Taking care of your skin can reduce damage to the skin and restore moisture, which can help further reduce fine wrinkles and skin dullness. However, you may not be satisfied with the appearance of your face if a loss of facial volume still makes you look old.

Injectable fillers are an ideal solution for restoring lost facial volume. Although the results are temporary, they can put the finishing touch on your facelift to restore a more youthful appearance.

Injectables vs. Fat Grafting

Recently, there has been a great deal of professional and media attention given to fat grafting. In this procedure, fat is removed from donor areas in your body, such as your thigh or abdomen. This fat is processed and injected back into your body in the area where you want it. This procedure has long been used for buttock augmentation, then for facial rejuvenation, and, most recently, for breast augmentation.

Dr. Rai has thoroughly evaluated the techniques and results of fat grafting and has determined it is not a good procedure for facial rejuvenation and prefers to use commercial injectable fillers instead.

First, many of the people who need injectable fillers to complete facial rejuvenation do not have suitable donor regions. More importantly, though, the results of fat grafting are unpredictable. Even the most successful fat grafting surgeons will tell you that you may need two or even three treatments to get the results you desire. This is because not all the injected fat survives. Although surplus fat is injected, expecting it to die, when more dies than expected, the result is a lumpy region where fat has died disproportionately. When the treated region is your face, this can seriously impact your appearance for months as the retreatments progress.

Facial fillers are reliable, predictable, and uniform. Though their results are temporary, when they fade, they fade naturally and evenly and don’t create an uneven or lumpy texture.

Why Choose Dr. Vasdev Rai

His experience with fat grafting is just one example of the numerous lessons Dr. Vasdev Rai has learned from his 30 years experience serving the people of Dallas-Fort Worth as a board-certified plastic surgeon. He has learned what works and what doesn’t, avoids facelift fads, and has also learned to recognize the combined effects of facial aging so he can design a face lift solution for virtually everyone. You can see examples of his work in our Before and after gallery.

To talk to Dr. Vasdev Rai about your facial aging and get personal recommendations about the best solution for you, please call or email the Cosmetic Surgical Center today to schedule your consultation