We receive many questions from our patients.
The following FAQs are intended to answer a lot of the most commonly asked questions that many of our patients have. Please remember that these questions are intended to provide you with a general answer, but they should not be considered a substitute for a personal consultation with Dr. Standefer.

What is the best way to add fullness to flat cheeks?
Adding volume to give facial balance can be done many ways. Injectable fillers both temporary or more permanent, fat transfer, and even cheek implants can add the volume you desire. Often times a combination of adding volume to your cheeks and decreasing the projection of your nose can help achieve the balance you desire.

Is it possible to do both a hair line brow lift and forehead reduction at the same time?
Absolutley, a hairline browlift will not only raise your brows to a more youthful position and open up the upper eyelid,it will also reduce the forehead at the same time. Many patients are fearful of a browlift, but this is a great procedure with long lasting results.

I got a face lift 4 years ago. Feeling pressure and inflammation on left side of my face off and on for few months.
The feeling of pressure and inflammation after a face lift could be caused from a deep suture that hasn’t dissolved, or scarring around one of the tiny ducts of the parotid gland. The gland is just below the SMAS layer of the face and if a suture is placed deep into the gland, it may compromise one of the small ducts that drain the parotid gland when it produces saliva. This occurs most often when you eat spicy or sour foods. If it is just when you push on the area, a deep suture that hasn’t dissolved, or is trying to protrude up through the skin, is more likely the cause.

A thorough evaluation usually finds the problem and leads to resolution.

WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME FOR A FACELIFT?

The initial downtime is one week.  The sutures are removed 7 days after surgery.  Most people are going to take 10-14 days before getting out and about with friends and family.  Swelling can take a few months to completely dissipate.

CAN I DO A NECK LIFT WITHOUT DOING THE LOWER FACE?

You can, however, I would need to evaluate you in the office to make sure you are a good candidate for just the neck.  We want to ensure that you don’t have any skin that would bunch up if doing just the neck.

I HAD A FACELIFT SEVERAL YEARS AGO, CAN I HAVE ANOTHER ONE?

Yes, there is no reason why you couldn’t have a face and neck lift to freshen up.

CAN I HAVE THE EYES, FACELIFT AND BROW DONE AT THE SAME TIME?

Yes, multiple procedures are done together all the time, which helps you to have only 1 down time.

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Can my nose be made thinner?
Absolutely! Narrowing the nasal tip cartilages that are giving you the bulbous tip and narrowing the nasal alae which cause the overall tip to look wider than you want, can be performed with a rhinoplasty. The profile can be maintained and the nose can be smaller and thinner. The amount of correction is limited by the thickness of the skin, and the strength of the underlying cartilages. Those things can be assessed during your consultation and should be discussed to give you realistic expectations.

I want a nose job but just my tip but not sure how I want it to be shaped
I’d recommend having some imaging done prior to your rhinoplasty. Imaging is when you alter the appearance of the nose on the computer and show the patient some suggestions as to what should be done to the nose.

Exercise after Rhinoplasty?
In our office we tell patients the following: Low impact activities for the first 4-6 weeks and high impact thereafter. The reason is that you don’t want to risk having any bleeding into the surgical area which is more likely the first month or so.

If the bridge of my nose is curved does that mean my breathing isn’t as efficient as it should be?
Breathing well through your nose is a very complicated thing. Some people have straight noses, but have trouble breathing, while others have very crooked noses and have no problems at all. Since you’re thinking about getting a rhinoplasty anyway, this will be addressed in your consultation. If it is a problem or could become one, surgery for breathing and appearance can be performed at the same time since Dr. Standefer also is a board certified ENT.

I think my nose is too big for my face. Should I get a rhinoplasty?
The ideal nose takes into consideration the size and shape of the face, combined with cultural aesthetics. When you go to see a surgeon, be sure to see some type of idea visually as to what it would look like and how it would be done. Make sure your expectations are realistic.

If the bridge of my nose is curved does that mean my breathing isn’t as efficient as it should be?
Breathing well through your nose is a very complicated thing. Some people have straight noses, but have trouble breathing, while others have very crooked noses and have no problems at all. Since you’re thinking about getting a rhinoplasty anyway, this will be addressed in your consultation with a Plastic Surgeon. If it is a problem or could become one, surgery for breathing and appearance can be performed at the same time.

When should I expect the final result from my rhinoplasty procedure? 

The rhinoplasty procedure for most patients takes up to a year to heal completely and get your final result.  Most importantly, you have to be patient and allow the swelling to subside before the final results are in.

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Are There Alternative to Expensive Lip Fillers? Injectable Fillers Don’t Last Long With Me.
I use the Perma Facial Implant for permanent lip augmentaton. Perma Facial Implant is a patented, FDA approved device. It is made of a soft, solid silicone elastomer and has a smooth, non porous surface that cannot rupture. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in 30 minutes or less!

Can I get lip implants if I am am 3.5 month post restylane injected?
I would recommend that you wait for the filler to go away… and it may take 6-9 months or until your lips are soft. Then would be the best timing for your lip augmentation.

Are There Alternative to Expensive Lip Fillers? Injectable Fillers Don’t Last Long With Me.
I use the Perma Facial Implant for permanent lip augmentaton. Perma Facial Implant is a patented, FDA approved device. It is made of a soft, solid silicone elastomer and has a smooth, non porous surface that cannot rupture. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in 30 minutes or less!

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What is the best way to add fullness to flat cheeks?
Adding volume to give facial balance can be done many ways. Injectable fillers both temporary or more permanent, fat transfer, and even cheek implants can add the volume you desire. Often times a combination of adding volume to your cheeks and decreasing the projection of your nose can help achieve the balance you desire.

I am Young and would like to know if I am a candidate for a minor facelift?
As I always say, it’s all about elasticity! If you have excess skin and want some tightening along the lower face and jawline, a mini facelift might be a great option.

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What are your office hours?
We are open from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. We do not currently offer Saturday appointments.

Is Financing Available?
Yes, we offer various financing options. Click here to learn more.

I Live outside of dallas. Can I still have surgery at fresh image?
We offer concierge service to many patients who travel from far away to have  Dr. John Standefer, Dallas’ expert facial plastic surgeon, perform their cosmetic surgery procedures. If you live outside the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, rely on our team to provide concierge services.

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