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.
"From the moment I walked into the office, I felt like I was in the right place. Lupe was friendly, explained the procedures and answered my questions. Dr. Mentz was thorough in his exam, and I feel confident he has the experience and knowledge to obtain the best results for a facelift. I trust his judgement and know I'll be happy with the outcome. "- A. / Demandforce / Mar 13, 2014
"I am very pleased with the results of my facelift that Dr. Mentz performed on me. I would highly recommend Dr. Mentz to everyone I know. "- K. / Demandforce / Apr 10, 2014
"It has been eight weeks since my facelift and dual fraxel . The bruises and puffiness are finally disappearing and I now look like I did 20 years ago. The wonderful thing about Dr Mentz is he keeps you looking like you but just a whole lot better. I'm almost 67 and I now love the way I look!!!! "- A. / Demandforce / Jul 24, 2014
"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?"- J. / Citysearch / Jun 14, 2008
"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?"- P. / Citysearch / Oct 16, 2010
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, 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.