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Facelift Surgery

The effects of aging make many people self-conscious. Are you one of the countless patients wishing for a more youthful-looking face?

Dr. Ken Smart can rejuvenate your look with a natural-looking facelift at our private fully accredited surgical center in Frisco, TX

Turn back the clock with our plastic surgeon. Discover if a facelift is right for you...

Benefits of a Facelift

Sun exposure, lost skin elasticity, and hormonal changes all cause the skin to look dull and wrinkled as time goes on. A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a type of facial cosmetic surgery that reverses the most obvious signs of age. Treatment can:

Eliminate Lines & Wrinkles

Many patients find that with age, their skin loses its elasticity and develops a crepe-like appearance. This procedure can reduce deep wrinkles and age lines under the cheekbones, around the corners of your smile, and along the jawline. 

Remove Excess Fat and Skin

The plastic surgeon will be able to reduce jowls (sagging under the cheeks) and restore youthful definition by removing excess skin and fat. This can be especially dramatic in the lower third of the face.

Enhance Your Confidence 

Everyone ages differently and some patients find that time has been slightly less forgiving on their appearance. Plastic surgery allows patients to once again feel like the best version of themselves by reversing the effects of aging. 

Dr. Smart Discusses Facelifts

Dr. Ken Smart can address signs of aging in your neck, jawline, smile lines, and eyelids with facelift surgery. Any healthy patient can qualify for a facelift, but most facelift patients are between 45 and 55 years old. Recovery from facelift surgery takes about two weeks.

Book Your Cosmetic Surgery Consultation  with Dr. Smart Today

Your facelift can be performed at our fully accredited ambulatory surgery center located in Frisco, TX. For your convenience and safety, we can also perform surgery at any of the Plano, Frisco, and Allen, TX, area hospitals where Dr. Smart maintains surgical privileges. This offers convenient options for patients throughout North Texas.

Our plastic surgeon customizes every procedure, from facial surgeries to tummy tucks, to suit your unique needs and cosmetic goals. At the same time, we strive to provide the safest, most advanced techniques for natural-looking results. If you are interested in a consultation, contact our office today online, or call:

(972) 334-0400

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Dr. Smart has undergone advanced facelift training.

See What Patients Have to Say... "I am thrilled with the results I received."


Michelle Goodin


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I am thrilled with the results I received. Dr. Smart and his staff are professional, thorough and courteous. I felt supported throughout the process and credit my easy recovery to Dr. Smart's expertise. The onsite surgery facility is very convenient.  I highly recommend this practice.

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The. Best. Doctor. Ever. I have had 2 amazing experiences coming here thanks to Dr. Smart and his staff. I am very satisfied with my results which look so much better each time. Jenny & Rachel are so funny, gorgeous, and sweet. They make you feel so comfortable and confident which I did not feel either before hand. They always set your expectations and exceed them from beginning to end. I will be coming back again and whether you live in frisco or not I 10/10 recommend.

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Eliminate Jowls and More...

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Types of Treatment  and Less Invasive Options 

Our practice, serving Frisco, Plano, TX, and the greater North Texas area, provides two main facelift techniques: full and mini. During a consultation with Dr. Smart, you will learn about the benefits of each and discuss which procedure is most suitable for you. 
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Traditional Facelift

A standard or “traditional” facelift provides a more comprehensive solution for moderate to advanced signs of aging in the face. While the surgery is more extensive than the mini facelift alternative, the results are more dramatic and target a larger region. Dr. Smart can reposition the deeper tissues beneath the skin to refine the more pronounced effects of aging. A traditional lift eliminates excess skin and tightens remaining skin to smooth wrinkles, eliminate heavy jowls, and refine the shape of the jaw 

Woman before and after facelift

​Mini Facelift

Patients who have less pronounced concerns and a relatively minor amount of sagging skin are often good candidates for a mini facelift. During this less invasive procedure, Dr. Smart will tighten deep facial tissues through shorter incisions, typically along the hairline around each ear.  Because it is a less extensive surgery, the recovery time for the mini facelift is generally quicker.   

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​Combining Treatments

We commonly perform additional procedures in conjunction with a facelift to achieve total facial rejuvenation. For example, many patients choose to combine a facelift and neck lift. The procedure can also be combined with an endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower eyelid lifts, lip and chin augmentation, and CO2 laser resurfacing. We take into account your unique features and develop a treatment plan that best targets the issues you wish to address. 

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After Facelift


During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Ken Smart will discuss the details of a facelift and your candidacy for this cosmetic procedure.

He will even go as far as to give you a personalized quote at the end of your consultation so that you know what to expect right from the beginning.

If you're in Frisco, Plano, or the greater North Dallas area, request your free consultation by filling out our contact form or by calling:

(972) 334-0400

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Our in-house surgical center is fully accredited. It offers both privacy and high medical standards.

Why Choose Dr. Smart? "First day post-op and I can already tell he worked his magic!"


Eron Nizio


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I had an amazing experience, and a great recovery. Dr. Smart and his staff are amazing, and I would definitely recommend if you are considering any type of plastic surgery.

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Ariel Shelton


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Love his staff!!! They are all so amazing!!! I will never go anywhere else. Jenny, Bailey, Rachel & misty are so sweet and I couldn’t have done it without them! Dr Schultz his anesthesiologist is very gentle and easy to work with. First day post op and I can already tell he worked his magic! Highly recommend in every way. Thank you so much Dr smart & staff!!!

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What happens during the procedure?

The Timeline of a Traditional Rhytidectomy

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"Your facelift can be performed at our fully accredited ambulatory surgery center."


Dr. Smart will give you detailed pre-operative instructions to ensure your safety. For example, medications that cause blood thinning are typically discontinued two weeks prior to plastic surgery.


A board-certified anesthesiologist will provide you with general anesthesia or deep IV sedation to ensure you are comfortably sedated throughout the procedure.


Dr. Smart will make incisions along the hairline near the temples, in the front folds of the ear, around the earlobe, and back to the lower scalp. If necessary, an incision will also be made under the chin. The incisions are carefully placed to blend into your hairline and minimize the chances of visible scarring.


Our plastic surgeon will tuck and trim excess skin and the underlying muscle and connective tissue will be repositioned and tightened. He might also move the cheek fat pads back up to their normal position below the eye. Neck lifts are often performed in conjunction with the procedure to tighten the skin around the neck. Dr. Smart will close the incisions and apply bandages to complete your treatment.

Recovery & Aftercare

Day One

You will need direct nursing care the night of your surgery. Some patients spend one night in the hospital or other home nursing care arrangements can be made. You will have a bulky headwrap on when you wake up after surgery. You may or may not have drains. Pain can usually be controlled with oral pain medication, but if necessary IV pain medication will be given.

Days Two through Five

You will need your bandages changed the morning after the procedure, either in the hospital or at our office. Dr. Smart generally removes the drainage tube during this appointment as well. We will remove your sutures in stages, beginning usually about five days after surgery. The final sutures come out after two weeks. At this time, most of the bruising has usually resolved but it can take several more weeks for the swelling to go away.

Weeks One and Two 

Bruising and swelling will begin to recede around 10 to 14 days after the surgery. Most patients can return to work at this time. Our team can provide further information about when you can begin working out and performing other activities.

Two Weeks Onward

In about two weeks, when the swelling goes down, you will begin to see the results of the surgery. In approximately four to six weeks, most patients can resume their normal routine. Make sure to attend your follow-up appointments with Dr. Smart and contact our office if you have questions at any point in your recovery. 

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If you’re looking for a professional, educated and personable doctor go to Dr.Smart! his entire staff is very friendly and will treat you with the care you deserve! i definitely made the right choice, and am extremely happy with my results.

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Yvette Webb


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Dr Smart is fantastic. I live out of state and chose him as my surgeon. His attention to detail and patient care are top notch. If you are on the fence, do it! You won’t be disappointed.

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Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

Dr. Ken Smart and his dedicated team want every patient who visits their office to look and feel their best. Dr. Smart is a renowned plastic surgeon who is affiliated with various trusted organizations, including the: 

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association

To discuss your concerns with Dr. Smart and learn more about our personalized approach to care, request your cosmetic consultation online or call us at (972) 334-0400.

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"I opted for the breast augmentation with lift along with a tummy tuck and now I look better than I did in high school!" T.C.

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