The Lift & Fill Facelift- Dr. John Burns
The Lift & Fill Facelift-
Facelift Expert Dr. John Burns
The Lift and Fill Facelift technique restores a youthful appearance by lifting sagging skin and fat while simultaneously filling areas on the face that are volume-depleted.
This 3D approach to facial rejuvenation balances volume at the cheek bones, brow bone, eye trough, and temples just to name a few areas.
Dr. John Burns performs hundreds of Lift & Fill facelifts each year, and has earned an award-winning reputation for facelift results, including America's Best Plastic Surgeons by Newsweek and Statista.
What is a Lift & Fill Facelift?
One of the telltale signs of aging is a loss of facial volume. Older faces can appear skeletonized or thin and younger faces are more full. Fat is the optimal facial filler as it is natural, long-lasting, and there is an unlimited supply so full correction is always possible.
Combining facial fat grafting or fat transfer with a facelift is called a “lift and fill” facelift. In the past decade, adding facial fat to a facelift has become the gold standard for natural-looking rejuvenation.
Who Is A Candidate For A Lift & Fill Facelift
Good candidates for a lift and fill facelift are patients who demonstrate both gravitations aging and loss of volume to the face.
How Is The Procedure Performed?
Dr. Burns performs the face and neck lift first. Fat is then harvested using conservative or "low volume" liposuction from the lower abdomen, flanks, or inner thighs.
The harvested fat is processed by first washing the fat and then centrifuging the fat to purify it. Processed fat may also be strained using a filtration system to make it finer: micro-fat, fracto-fat, or nano-fat.
Finer fat is useful for more delicate areas such as the lower eyelids or lips which unfractionated fat is useful for deeper injections requiring more volume such as the temples or midface.
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Can Other Procedures Be Performed With A Lift & Fill?
Other procedures are commonly performed to achieve complete facial rejuvenation. Such procedures include a browlift, eyelid lift/blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, lip lift, and laser resurfacing,Facelift Gallery
Will My Facelift Scars Be Noticeable?
Facelift incisions are carefully placed to avoid visibility. The trace the sideburn area, go behind the ear tragus, and around the earlobe. From there, it extends behind the ear into the posterior hairline.
The neck is rejuvenated using an incision below the chin. Fat is placed using a microcannula to avoid trauma and bruising. There is no visible scar from the fat transfer.
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How Much Fat Will My Face Keep?
Fat grafting allows for full correction as there is an unlimited supply. Once placed about 50% of the fat will remain for an average of about 5 years.
What Is The Recovery And Downtime For A Lift & Fill?
Bruising and swelling are evident, primarily within the first two weeks. The first night you will have a dressing in place that will be removed the first day. Sutures are removed in the first week. By the second week, most of the bruising and swelling will have resolved.
When Will I See My Final Result?
Noticeable results are evident soon after the procedure, once the initial swelling subsides. The incisions (scar line) and all remaining swelling will take approximately 6 months for full healing to occur.
How Long Do Results Last?
A facelift should last at least 10 years meaning that it will take a full decade for the tissue to relax to the point where you started
Schedule Your Lift & Fill Facelift Consult with Dallas
Facelift Expert Dr. John Burns
Schedule your private consultation with Dr. John Burns. In your facelift consultation, Dr. Burns will examine your face, skin texture, skin elasticity, and bone structure. A mini lift, full facelift, or alternative treatment may be recommended to give you the most beautiful and natural result.
Dr. Burns offers both virtual and in-office consultations for men & women seeking facelift rejuvenation in Dallas, and throughout the world.