In 2007, triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Henry Mentz recognized a problem with the way facelifts were being performed by most plastic surgeons. Rather than customizing the procedure based on the individual patients wants and needs, facelifts were all performed the same way. In response to this cookie-cutter method, Dr. Mentz set out to create a method for customizing each facelift. He carefully measured, graded and recorded the amount of laxity in each area of the face to determine which facelift method would achieve the best results. Dr. Mentz works with patients to address all of the aging areas on the face for comprehensive, natural-looking facial restoration. In addition to lifting the skin and tissue of the mid and lower face, he may also suggest a brow lift or neck lift, depending on the patient’s wants and needs. These can be done in one surgery, and Dr. Mentz will present a full procedural plan based on your individual areas of concern and desired results.
"World Recognized Cosmetic Surgeon - Dr. Mentz is board certified in several areas. After checking with the authorities, it appears that he was the first in the United States to achieve all of these board certifications. I called to confirm his credentials and he has the most impressive resume and track record of experience. By reading his website and some of Dr. Mentz's Journal articles, I soon learned that Dr. Mentz is also the inventor of Abdominal Etching and an inventor of some modified Facelift techniques. Thus, he has the most up to date experience. When I had my facelift and my liposuction, I was certain that I wanted a Board Certified surgeon with ENT and facial surgery experience. Well, much to my suprise, Dr. Mentz is an ENT Plastic Surgeon, which made me feel very safe. Anyway, after researching online with Lexis Nexis and investigating Dr. Mentz's background, it appears that he holds all of the credentials, board certifications, and licenses that they say to check for It was my patience, diligence, and research that allowed me to make the decision to go with the best and safest surgeon. The end result is that I achieved my objectives, and have the look that I wanted. Now, I receive compliments almost every day and people don't know exactly what I did. It's my little secret.. Dr. Mentz's staff and patient coordinators really held my hand through the whole thing and provided the comfort and VIP service that I deserved. I can't say enough about the kindness, professionalism, and safety standards of Dr. Mentz and his team.Pros: The Most Board CertificationsCons: Could make a better Latte for me next time."- I. / Judy's Book / Sep 02, 2007
"Kind and caring - I had my facelift about a year ago and Dr. Mentz has been a blessing all the way through. He coached me through the consultation, measured every millimeter of my face. the staff was great and took great care of me and when it was done, I felt renewed. All of my friends have had their facelift done now with him and all of them thank me. Thank you Dr. Mentz!!"- P. / Judy's Book / Oct 16, 2010
"Best Surgeon in USA - Triple Board Certified - Dr. Mentz - Amazing Surgeon and Staff. I did my research and homework, and Dr. Mentz is the most well published and credentialed plastic surgeon in the United States. I demand safety, experience and board certification, and I was willing to pay a little more for the best doctor. After I had my liposuction, I recovered in about 3-4 days. Within a week, I could see the fantastic results of my flat tummy and ab muscles. Also, from my research, I found that he was the most experienced in the world with Abdominal Etching. Thus, I was glad to have my stomach turned super youthful again and my breasts taken from a size A to a Full C Lovin It Although the wait seemed long and was nearly 8 weeks to have the surgery scheduled, it was worth it. My friends are so jealous and my husband is beaming with pride... Sometimes we have to wait for the best, and I didn't want to settle for less. Sure, I could have got a cheaper surgery, but Dr. Mentz's track surgery record for 20+ years was impeccable and clean as a whistle. I do know that the other cheaper doctors who were NOT triple board certified tried to offer me discounts and get me into surgery the next day. However, I asked around town before making this important decision and the overwhelming consensus was that Dr. Mentz is the best. I am so glad that I went with Dr. Mentz. Furthermore, there are many rumors that people from Hollywood, London, New York and all over the world fly in to see him because of his top reputation for facelifts and abdominal etching. I feel like a member of a secret society :) I generally don't write recommendations, but the success and results were so wonderful that I could not resist. If you dont believe me, go to Dr. Mentz's websites to read &review photos WOW Overall, I give Dr. Mentz a 10 out of 10 because of his safety, professionalism, super staff, bedside manner, and he even looks like Brad Pitt which is an extra treat for the ladies. All the Best, PrissyPros: Triple Board Certified, Super Safe, ProfessionalismCons: Waiting list because of strong demand for his services"- P. / Judy's Book / Aug 31, 2007
"Best Facelift Surgeon - Dr. Mentz did it all for me. Ladies, if you are ready for your facelift, look no further. His staff was superb and his care was thorough. All of it, from the imaging, extensive consent, presurgery preparation, their surgicenter, overnight care, nursing visits, vitamins, home face mask machine, after care, fine tuning with injections and fraxil laser... this is how it should be done. Because of the care, vitamins and special facemask, my bruising was minimal and my recovery was easy. I returned to work in two weeks with 15 years erased. It is six months later and I have renewed confidence, the compliments keep rolling in and I just feel great. My facelift looks natural and soft. Dr. Mentz is remarkable!"- J. / Judy's Book / Jun 14, 2008
Facelift Surgical Technique
A facelift procedure is designed to restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance to the face by correcting the visible signs of aging that occur as a result of diminished skin elasticity, collagen production, volume, and skin quality. This comprehensive procedure is considered one of the most effective and long-lasting solutions to return a smoother, rejuvenated and uplifted look to the face through correction of the following characteristics:
- Sagging in the midface that can cause the appearance of jowls
- Deep creases along the nose that extend to the corners of the mouth
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids
- Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin which can cause the appearance of a double chin
The length of your recovery will depend on which facelift technique is used, but most facelifts require a recovery period of 2-4 weeks. Bruising, swelling, and pain will usually subside in 1-2 weeks so you can return to work. Our Added Touch MedSpa offers a complimentary hair wash to all facelift patients the morning following surgery (excludes Friday surgeries) since it will be difficult to wash your own hair for the first few days.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $10,000 - $12,000
- Recovery Time
- 6-8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
If you are in good health, have reasonable expectations and have concerns about the appearance of your face, then chances are you are a strong candidate for the procedure. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mentz to determine whether or not a facelift is the right procedure for you.
Will I Have Scars?
Because the incisions are typically in or near the hairline, scarring is minimized and concealed. If you are also having eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), a neck lift or a brow lift (browplasty) – and scarring is a concern of yours – be sure to discuss this with Dr. Mentz prior to surgery.
Your Best Facelift?
Through computer imaging and the consultation process, the various methods, which include the mini facelift, MACS lift, deep layer, multilayer, and SMAS facelift, can be demonstrated on the patient’s image to evaluate the best options for a patient. Dr. Mentz has consistently found that three options can be determined for each patient, and, of these, one will most effectively maximize the rejuvenating results that can be achieved.
With Other Face Surgeries?
To maximize rejuvenation results, patients often choose to have a facelift procedure in conjunction with both surgical and non-surgical procedures which may include a neck lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), an endoscopic brow lift, stem cell-enriched fat grafting, nose surgery, and laser resurfacing, which reduces fine wrinkles and improves the skin’s tone and texture. During your consultation with Dr. Mentz, he will comprehensively evaluate the degree of laxity of each area of your face in order to recommend the procedure or combination of procedures that will help you to achieve the most youthful and natural appearance.