Real Patient Testimonial
“I literally don’t have one complaint or suggestion for improvement to offer. Everyone from Dr, O’Daniel all the way through his staff was absolutely outstanding; and I mean everyone I came in contact with was awesome from the receptionist to Dr O’s assistants. I am completely satisfied and thrilled with the outcome of the surgery. It’s hard to say what is the best: my eyes look great, skin is much, much more smooth, neck area is amazing, face looks more full in the right places…..”
– Full Facelift Patient
The full facelift with fat injections is suited for the person with significant slackness and volume loss of the mid-face, heavy lines along the mouth, down-turned lips, jowl formation and significant looseness of the neck skin and muscles.
The deep plane facelift directly counteracts the aging effects of gravity. Because the facial fat and muscles are lifted vertically and secured to the deep structures, the fallen facial structures are restored and the patient will continue to age normally without the tight, stretched look that plagues so many facelift techniques.
Fat injections restore volume. Utilizing the patient’s own fat, microinjections are used to restore lost volume in the cheeks, around the eye, and mouth. There is the additional “stem-cell”-like effect seen with reduction of wrinkles, improved skin quality and maintenance of the fat replacement.
FAQs On Facelift
How do I prepare for my facelift ?
Now, when we’re preparing somebody in the fourth phase once they’ve made a decision to embark on that procedure, we’re going to be sending things in the mail that give you lots of information. This information are very critical that you go over, which will include medications we want you to take and medications we absolutely want you to stay away from.
There are going to be instructions about how to manage your hair, and you’ll also get your post-op instruction so that you can review those before you come to us for your pre-op visit, so we can make sure everything is understood from beginning, during, and through the very end of the procedure and the recovery.
How do you decide if someone needs a necklift, facelift or both procedures ?
The decision whether we’re going to do a facelift or a neck lift really depends on the state of the tissue between the face and the jaw. If I’m doing just an isolated neck lift, that means I can contour a beautiful neck and do it through very limited incisions, one in the chin which is very small, and the other incisions are hidden behind the ear, in the crease of the ear.
If we’re starting to see the face descending into the neck, under those circumstances, we would potentially recommend a facial rejuvenation procedure, such as a facelift, at which point the incisions are going to go from behind the ear and continue hidden within the front of the ear such that they’re not visible. They hide inside the ear into the hairline, and one can pull their hair back. They can lose their hair, or even someone who wears a very close cropped or even a shaved head can have these incisions hidden.
Why is Dr. O'Daniel so well known for modern facelift surgery ?
I will do anywhere from 120 to 140 face and neck lifts per year, while the average plastic surgeon in America is doing about one every six weeks for a total of 10 to 12 per year. This gives me the ability to get a person into and out of the surgical procedure quickly and make the recovery as quick and painless as possible.
We tell people for the first 48 hours to be really quiet with your wraps and have someone with you. We use little drains that come out in 48 hours. Your sutures are typically out at six to seven days and we will return people back to social life, if you will, at around 10 days. I’ve had people return to their work as soon as early as six days, which is a little on the quick side and taking up to 14 days on the long side. I will let them go back to full physical activity at around four weeks of after surgery. This includes doing your yoga positions with your head down.
What in Dr. O'Daniel's training makes him so well qualified for face, neck and nose surgery ?
How can a facelift help to reverse the aging process ?
As we can see from these pictures of Brigitte Bardot, the face changes shape, and as a sculptor we’re always looking at shape and balance. The upper part of her face was nice and wide in her youth and you can see the corners of the mouth are turned up in a very small and a very small and narrow chin, which is the most attractive features in a young face. As she ages, she loses her cheeks. The jowls become fuller, the corners of the mouth turn down, and she does and inverted triangle when you look at her, which gives her a bit of an upset or less than happy look.
As you can see in this example, we have sculpted her face such that we’ve reversed these triangles. We’ve added volume to her cheeks with fat injection, lifted the cheeks with a facelift, and made the lower third narrow with a facelift as well. As you see as I take the triangles away in the next photograph, you can appreciate that that look becomes less of a tired look, more youthful, and it’s certainly a much more pleasant, approachable face.
What are the benefits of a male facelift ? How is it different from a woman's facelift ?
The best part of my job is, I get to participate in people’s lives. They bring me these photographs from their youth and we put them on the computer, we compare to where they are today, and they tell me stories about where they came from.
This gentleman was a wrestler before he became a physician. He said it’s his motivation for coming to see me is, he feels like people are treating him different as he’s aging. All day long as a physician, he gets respect and asked questions and is an integral part of the community. At night when he goes to dinner, he feels like people are treating him different. Less respect, he almost feels like he’s embarrassed by the way they treat him.
To help him feel better about what he sees in the mirror, and to give people a different impression of who he really is on the inside, he’s undergone a facelift with fat injection. You can see, this is three years later. We’ve used Scupltra and fillers and Botox to maintain that look, so that he can enjoy every day, showing the person on the outside that he feels like he is on the inside.
FAQs On Other Face Procedures
What should I expect the day of my facial surgery ?
The surgeries are all performed at the local surgery center. A center we started approximately 14 years ago. We’re doing about 14,000 cases a year there, and we have a team that is second to none. You’ll get there about an hour before your surgery, and our team will meet you. We’re going to get all your premedical questionnaires done, we’re going to start an IV, we’re going to get a blanket on you so that we have you warm before surgery happens.
I’ll then come and meet you before surgery, and with your photographs from your youth and what our goals are, I will then mark you before surgery and make sure we’re on the same page for the very last time before we go down the roa