Facelift And Necklift Specialist

Dallas, Texas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

What is a facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that elevates the structural components of your face while removing excess skin, fat, and other tissues. There are many different facelift techniques, so choosing a surgeon with extensive experience is critical to a positive outcome.
There’s also the artistic aspects of a facelift to consider. Unlike surgery to repair a damaged organ or remove diseased tissue, a facelift requires an understanding of the architecture of the human face and how those contours and planes add to each individual’s aesthetic appeal. In this way, a facelift is as much of an art as it is a science.
David M. Godat, MD, has the unique ability to evaluate your features and facial structure to determine which techniques can bring out your very best.

What happens during a facelift?

The process begins with anesthesia to help you rest comfortably throughout the procedure. Once the medication takes effect, Dr. Godat makes the initial incision above the hairline near your temple.
The incisions give him access to the muscles and other tissues that shape your face. Depending on your specific set of needs, he might remove fat or reposition it in other areas of your face. He can also lift and reposition your muscle tissue to create more appealing facial contouring.
Once he’s happy with the new tissue positioning, Dr. Godat smooths your skin and removes any excess. This creates a more toned and youthful appearance. The final step is to close the incisions and transition you into the recovery area.

Can I have a face and neck lift at the same time?

Many men and women choose to include a neck lift during their facelift procedure. After all, a sagging, wrinkled neck isn’t a good match for your newly refined facial features, and combining a neck lift with a facelift adds relatively little time to your surgery.
Your neck lift incision will likely be just under your chin. Dr. Godat carefully removes any excess fat and skin from your neck to create a tighter, slimmer profile. This procedure can address many of the signs of aging that affect your neck, including lines and pooled areas of skin.

How can I prepare for my facelift and neck lift?

One of the most important ways to prepare for your face and neck lift is to go into the procedure with realistic expectations. Dr. Godat works with you to explain what these techniques can accomplish and where the limitations lie.
If you’re a smoker, you should make every effort to quit before your surgery. Smoking wreaks havoc on your circulation and your healing abilities.
You should also reach out to friends and loved ones for a little help in the days after your surgery. Taking some time to rest helps your body heal, and you will need up to a week off of work after surgery. If swelling and bruising are still prominent after a week, you may require an additional week of recovery at home.
To learn more about a face and neck lift, book a visit with David M. Godat, MD, by phone.

Trusted by Patients Across DFW

David Godat did a breast reduction, and made them look a lot similar then before. Very easy process.
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Godat and his staff. I had my tummy tuck with muscle repair on March 1, 2021. My incision line is PERFECT and low from hip to hip! His staff is top notched. They’re professional, remember your name and greet you with a smile coming and going. Anytime I have a question, I get an answer verbally and/or within an hour if I ask via email. This is unheard of!! When my drains and stitches were removed, the staff was very gentle and eased my anxiety – priceless!I’m forever grateful and highly recommend Dr. Godat!
I wanted to express my full gratitude to you because I can’t thank you enough for changing my life! I am beyond impressed and more then satisfied with my results. you have given me all the reason to smile even more. The way I feel in my skin with the body I was meant to have means everything! Thank you for blessing me with this amazing chest and giving me life. You’re the best! Also I want to say thank you to the surgical staff who took part in this and all whos helped me with my journey here! From the bottom of my heart, thank you! And also your anesthesiologist Charles he made the process easy and made me relax…excited for my next procedure soon…
Dr.Godat and his team are amazing!!! This is my first surgery ever and my nerves were sky high. Dr.Godat and his team made me feel extremely comfortable and answered any and all questions I had and assisted me with recommendations on my breast implant size to best fit my body! I’m thrilled with the results of my breast augmentation surgery and highly recommend Dr. Godat and his staff! My confidence level is at its all time high! Thank you all so so much!
I cannot say enough great things about Dr.Godat and his team. Loved him, his nurses, assistants, receptionist, everyone! Very welcoming staff and great bedside manner (he’s a to the point type of doctor!). I got a reduction/lift and he delivered amazing results! I will be definitely be going back to him for other procedures. He’s awesome. Thank you again, Dr. Godat and Team 💛
I had breast reduction and lift with Dr Godat. I just had my one year post-op visit and my breast look amazing. The process was wonderful. They took great care of me. They can walk me through everything. The surgery was simple, easy effortless. I’m very pleased with the results. My breasts look like a 20 year old again and I’m 55. Thank you Dr Godat and staff. I look forward to coming to you for my future beauty needs as I continue with the enhancement of my beauty and confidence. Thank you 🙏🏾! I suggest to any woman or man come to Dr. Godat‘s office for all your plastic surgery needs
I had a Duodenal Switch in October of 2017 and since that time had gone from 389# to 235# which left me with and abundance of hanging skin. The weight lost actually increased my back pain due from my herniated disks due to the lack of “padding” as well as the added stress from the hanging skin. Once I was finally approved for the skin removal and abdominoplasty last December, The process was very quick. I had my first appointment on Dec 3rd, preop on Dec 9th and surgery on Dec 12th. Everything went great. I had and issue with one area of abdomen not healing properly ending up in the need for wound care for it to totally heal. The results have been AWESOME. I am now having very little back pain have lost another 20# (down to 215#) and 6 more inches from my waistline (44 inch waist before skin removal and now 38). Dr. Godat and his staff have been truly amazing thru this whole process.
Very happy with my results; Dr. Godat is an excellent surgeon with perfectionist tendencies. Office staff was considerate and answered every medical, financial, and insurance question patiently and with care. Highly recommend!!
Had a great result with replacements due to capsule contraction. Looks great! Very happy with results!
Love this place. Very friendly staff. Dr Godat is amazing. I am so happy with my tummy tuck. The place is always so clean and beautiful. Staff are so givrs such a warm welcome. Love the place. Will be coming back and I recommend Dr Godat. His work is amazing. Love the view from their window
Thank You so much for all your help

Our Process

Step 1

Book a free 15-minute phone consultation where we learn more about you and see if we’re a good fit.

Step 2

Meet with Dr. Godat and a dedicated patient coordinator to discuss your goals in depth. We typically give a quote the same day, provide financing options, and develop a plan for surgery.

Step 3

Your surgery date is scheduled, and you’re ready to begin the next chapter of your life!


About Dr. Godat

Dr. David M. Godat is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas with over 25 years of experience. He remains on the cutting edge of advancements in the science and art of plastic surgery using techniques such as the superior medial pedicle reduction mammaplasty that creates a well-rounded breast and removes unwanted breast tissue under the arm. He is also one of only five Texas surgeons to offer the internal bra procedure, which delivers lasting breast lift results when combined with breast implants.
Just as important as Dr. Godat’s surgical skill is his dedication to getting to know his patients and their unique treatment needs and goals. He takes the time to provide all the information needed to support realistic expectations about each surgical procedure.

Make an Informed Decision

Grab our free decision aid guide. See more before & after photos & gain a detailed insight into our procedural process. Then, determine if Dr. Godat is the best fit for your needs.

Restoring Bodies. Changing Lives.

From this moment on, forget everything you have ever heard or read about what age “must do” to your appearance. Forget anything you have ever believed about how “old” you must look at thirty, forty, fifty, or even sixty. Because starting with this moment you are about to look and feel beautiful and confident at all stages of your life.
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