As one of the country’s best facelift doctors, Dr. Henry Mentz is among the most well-trained and sought-after plastic surgeons for facial rejuvenation. If you’re considering a facelift, he’s the ideal surgeon for you.
Before & After
With 1200 facial rejuvenation procedures done per year, Dr. Mentz performs a facelift almost every surgery day. He considers every patient and case completely unique, and his approach is to use a different technique for each specific facial shape, tailoring the surgery to best meet the underlying muscles and characteristics of each patient.
A primary facelift is a customized facelift procedure that involves a three-layer technique to refresh and renew the facial appearance, taking years off the face and restoring defined, elegant lines. During a primary facelift, Dr. Menz will carefully remove excess, loose facial skin and tighten the deeper muscles and tissues. A primary facelift procedure achieves long-lasting, natural-looking results, sculpting the jawline and cheekbones to recapture the firmer, refined and contoured appearance of your youth.
Dr. Mentz performs facelift surgery at his AAAASF-certified SurgiCentre facility in Houston under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist. The procedure takes several hours to complete. Dr. Mentz will make incisions that allow him to separate the skin from the underlying fat, muscles, and soft tissues. Usually these incisions begin in the hairline at the temples and continue around the ear, ending in the lower scalp.
Through these incisions, he will use a three-layer technique to remove excess facial skin and tighten the deeper muscles and soft tissues to achieve long-lasting, natural-looking results. In some cases, liposuction of the neck and jowls may also be performed to reduce fatty deposits. The skin is then re-draped and smoothed over the new contours, and sutures are also used to close the incisions. Once healed, any scarring is typically well-hidden within the hairline and in the natural contours of the face and ears.
Over 30 years in practice, Dr. Mentz is not only an internationally respected plastic surgeon; he’s also one of the leading experts in aesthetic plastic surgery. With a triple board certification in Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery, you can be assured that you’re in excellent hands.
With a specialized knowledge in nutrition and holistic medicine, skin biochemistry, pharmacology, and modern plastic surgical techniques, Dr. Mentz’s works with the mission of performing the best facelift surgery that minimizes risk, maximizes results, and provides the most optimal possible outcome and experience for you.
Although every patient is different, the main goals of a facelift include:
The truth is that there really is no average age to undergo a facelift. Every individual ages differently and will have different areas of concern. In general, those who are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s make the best candidates for a facelift. See Procedures by Decade
If you’re in the Houston area and you’re interested in a facelift, it may be the perfect procedure for your goals. The typical facelift patient is between 40 and 70 and is unhappy with his or her signs of facial aging. The best candidates for this surgery are those who:
Besides a primary facelift, Dr. Mentz performs a variety of other facelift techniques:
Also known as the “weekend facelift”, this method is ideal for patients with skin laxity but mild deep tissue sagging. This facelift only lifts and tightens the exterior skin layer.
This facelift focuses on the nasolabial lines, jawline, submental area, and the neck to improve lines and wrinkles, soften creases around the mouth, and to tighten and sculpt the loose skin of the jawline and jowls.
The SMAS facelift or the “two-layer facelift” is the most extensive, and provides the best results for patients with extreme skin laxity and soft-tissue descent.
A revision facelift is done to either touch up a facelift that was performed over a decade ago, or to correct mistakes that were made during the first facelift surgery.
Surgery isn’t always necessary to get the facial rejuvenation results wanted. A non-surgical facelift uses neuromodulators such as Botox®, dermal fillers, and/or fat grafting to achieve significant improvements.
As the years go by, our collagen and elastin (which provides the skin with firmness and elasticity) begin to degrade, resulting in the development of wrinkles. In addition, the underlying muscles of the face weaken, gravity takes hold, and sagging begins to develop in the mid-face.
This leads to the appearance of jowls and a double chin — even for those in great shape. To achieve to best facelift results, Dr. Mentz will measure, grade, and record the amount of aging or laxity in each area of your face in order to determine the facelift method that will deliver the most effective results for you.
This topic, which Dr. Mentz has presented to plastic surgeons at international, national, and state meetings, focuses on his multi-dimensional approach to facial rejuvenation. Dr. Mentz takes an innovative approach of blending both surgical and non-surgical techniques with facelift, including medical grade skincare, laser therapy, cosmetic injectables, and fat grafting to achieve more natural and balanced results. This method attracts patients from all over the world. In addition, to achieve the highest level of rejuvenation and natural-looking results, Dr. Mentz utilizes computer imaging to demonstrate what kind of facelift may be best for a patient, which helps to evaluate their ideal options. Dr. Mentz has consistently found that three options can be determined for each patient, and together with the patient, he will discuss which of these options will maximize the best outcome. This is what makes Dr. Mentz one of the best facelift surgeons in the U.S.
One of the best facelift surgeons: Dr. Henry Mentz, triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas
It’s very common for patients to choose to have another procedure in conjunction with their facelift. This can be either surgical or non-surgical, and may include a neck lift, eyelid surgery, an endoscopic brow lift, cell-enriched fat grafting, rhinoplasty, or laser resurfacing. During your consultation with Dr. Mentz, it’s important to discuss all areas of concern and your specific aesthetic goals so that he can properly determine if having another procedure alongside a facelift is right for you.