MEET DR. MOBLEY MobleyMD is recognized internationally as one of the top Facial Plastic Surgery practices in the US.
COSMETIC SURGERY

Facelift

With over 20 years of surgical experience, Dr. Steven Mobley has performed hundreds of operations to enhance the face and neck area, bringing a wealth of experience to your individual facial rejuvenation goals. Dr. Mobley is a clinical adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah and has published numerous articles and book chapters; helping to teach other surgeons his unique Facial Plastic Surgery techniques.

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Dr. Mobley is proud to lead the way in establishing Utah as a major destination hub for Facial Plastic Surgery. Whether you’re from out of state or out of country, our Patient Care Team is dedicated to making your experience with us as simple, efficient and discreet as possible.

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Why do people travel hundreds of miles for Dr. Mobley?

 

Mobley MD is a one-of-a-kind, unique center of excellence for facial transformation. Nationally acclaimed Steven Mobley, MD has improved the facial appearance of politicians, sports figures, and other nationally known individuals. He has also helped improve the lives of people internationally from doctors, to soccer moms, and business executives.

Dr. Steven Mobley has been featured on Inside Edition, Good Morning America, People and Cosmopolitan magazines. Dr. Mobley has over 20 years of experience and has transformed thousands of patients’ noses, eyes, ears, and necklines. Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery attracts patients from all over the world and all walks of life. We invite you to experience the difference for yourself.

Facelifts in Utah

A Utah Facelift is one of the most overall rejuvenating procedures within all of facial plastic surgery. While some patients mistakenly think that the goal of the face-lift is tighten the skin itself, a face-lift is an operation designed to cosmetically tighten the muscular tissues below the facial skin. Although tighter skin is obviously the ultimate goal, from a surgeon’s point of view this occurs more as a “positive consequence” resulting from the tightening of the muscular layers below the skin.

 

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Surgeons who use older facelift techniques often end up with patients who have a “windblown” look, which is very much a stigma of having an unnatural surgical face-lift outcome.

A Utah facelift is a surgical procedure to provide maximum improvement in this area. Dr. Mobley’s technique is to tighten the finer muscles below the facial skin. This provides a very natural and rejuvenated result while avoiding a “surgical” or “pulled” appearance. Incisions are hidden around the ears and in the hair-bearing area of the scalp. Pain is minimal but some bruising and swelling is to be expected. Recovery averages 10 to 14 days for most of Dr. Mobley’s patients.

With nearly fifteen years of experience, Dr. Steven Mobley has performed hundreds of operations in this area, bringing a wealth of experience to your individual face-lift procedure. Just as no two faces are the same, no two face-lift operations are exactly the same. However, general principles still apply to most face lifting procedures. Whether you are looking for a face-lift, a cheek lift, a mini face-lift or a weekend face-lift, there is a broad range of procedures available and Dr. Mobley will help you determine which procedure will best fit your cosmetic facial surgery goals.

Dr. Mobley is a teacher, innovator and national authority on Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Surgery.

Dr. Mobley has taught his surgical techniques internationally and has written numerous medical articles and book chapters on his innovations. Dr. Mobley is a national authority on Facial Plastic Surgery and is published in some of the leading teaching texts of our time.

SHOULD I CONSIDER A FACELIFT?

Dr. Mobley uses a variety of techniques to provide a refreshed and enhanced appearance to your facelift. Most facelifts performed by Dr. Mobley are based on the principles of tightening the SMAS muscle layer of the face. A technique sometimes referred to as a deep-plane facelift. This tightening of the SMAS muscle layer will provide a naturally rejuvenated appearance while also avoiding an over-pulled or wind-blown look.

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In general, the principles are the same for a mini face-lift, cheek lift, weekend face-lift or a traditional “full” face-lift:

  • Incisions are hidden in the front and back of the ear, which are very hard to spot after a few weeks of healing.
  • Some smaller incisions are hidden in hairline temples and the hairline behind the ear.
  • A muscular layer of tissue called the SMAS is tightened surgically. This helps reduce the appearance of sagging cheeks and jowls.

DR. MOBLEY WILL BUILD A CURATED PLAN FOR YOUR SURGERY

During your consultation with Dr. Mobley, the two of you will come up with the optimal plan to enhance your face while emphasizing a refreshed and natural look. A facelift  can be combined with other lifting procedures as well as skin resurfacing to provide optimal rejuvenation.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Every journey has a story, and we want to hear yours. From the moment you step into our office, our priority becomes fully understanding the emotional and physical reasons why you’re looking for a change. Contact us today to book your consultation with Dr. Mobley.

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RHYTIDECTOMY (FACELIFT) IN UTAH

Frequently Asked Questions

In simplest terms, Rhytidectomy is an operation that is performed to surgically tighten the facial tissues. I perform what is called a modified deep-plane lift, meaning that an emphasis is placed on muscle tightening, not pulling the skin tight. This creates a natural look, and not a “wind-blown” appearance. I feel strongly about avoiding a surgical, pulled-too-tight look, and I find that conservative tightening is the best way to go. I hide my incisions around the ears and in the back part of the hair. This incision hides very well in both men (click for image) and women (click for image). For many of my patients, getting rid of that “turkey gobbler” look is one of their greatest rewards from this procedure. For patients requiring a mid-facelift, very small incisions are hidden in the crow’s feet of the eyes and in the hairline. “Mid-lifts” are for patients whose natural cheek fullness has dropped and needs to be repositioned up over the cheek bone where it was in earlier years. Only after a complete physical exam can I determine if a facelift or “mid-lift” is most appropriate for you.

To fully understand the costs of cosmetic surgery, you must understand the guiding principles of Dr. Mobley’s medical practice: quality, safety, and respect for costs. With over 20 years of experience, Mobley MD has not designed the surgical experience to be the lowest bid, rather, he wants you to have an exceptionally high-quality surgical experience with exceptional results.

Three main components contribute to your final cosmetic surgery fee. The first component is the surgeon’s fee. As this is a medical experience, your final surgeon’s fee can only be determined after a full consultation. Dr. Mobley will perform a complete history and physical exam and will carefully discuss your concerns.

A recent survey of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed the average professional fee for face-lifting surgery is around $8000. Dr. Mobley’s professional fee will tend to be in that range. However, there are two additional fees for every face-lift operation: the surgical facility and the anesthesia provider.

Dr. Mobley does not skimp when choosing where to do your surgery. Your surgery will be performed in a state of the art certified surgical facility. If IV or general anesthesia is needed, you will be cared for by some of Utah’s top anesthesia providers.

When you combine all three fees (surgeon, facility, and anesthesia), the final cost for your facelift can fall within a broad range. Some patients only require an in-office mini-facelift, which tend to cost between $5800-$7800. Many times a full facelift can be performed safely in the office O.R. and the fee for these is approximately $8500-$9800. If a formal operating room is used with full anesthesia, add an additional $2000-$4000 to the final procedure price. The majority of facelift patients should be expecting a final cost of $9000 to $13000. You can always find a lower fee, but at Mobley MD we pride ourselves on the fact that Dr. Mobley is one of the most well regarded Facial Plastic Surgeons in the Intermountain West. There are no regrets when you choose the best.

After your consultation, you will leave the office with an easy to understand written quote in which we will list the cost of these three components for your individualized surgical plan. Keep in mind that the facility and anesthesia fees are time-based and so may change based on the actual final length of your surgery.

Facelifts can be performed in a few different settings, giving patients choice in accordance with their surgical goals. For most patients they would be most comfortable in our state of the art AAAASF surgical suite (Millcreek Surgical Suite).

Having your procedure performed under IV sedation is often the best of all worlds. Under IV sedation patient discomfort is at a minimum and recovery is usually easier than after general anesthesia. The anesthesia “hangover” feeling as well as severe nausea are often much less following IV sedation. For patients that are somewhat procedure phobic or simply have the feeling that I want to be “knocked out and wake up when I the procedure is done” then we offer full and safe general anesthesia at our surgical facility as well. Rest assured that you will not only be in the talented surgical of Steven Mobley, MD but also with some of the most talented anesthesia professionals in the state of Utah who are specifically trained for the nuances of anesthesia that are important in the specialty of plastic surgery. Both general anesthesia and IV sedation come with the additional cost of intravenous medications and additional staffing is also needed for these procedures.

Some patients may opt to have their procedure performed in the office under mainly local anesthesia. Carefully selected patients who are not “procedure-phobic” can have their procedures performed in the office. We most often combine a safe dose of oral sedatives to go along with the local anesthesia that will be used to numb. Of course the initial injections of anesthesia will come with an expected “pinch and burn” that is common with the medical setting, but Dr. Mobley has developed many techniques to make this at least discomforting as possible.

During your consultation, we will go over the different options for you based on your criteria as a patient, your goals as a patient, and other factors. We look forward to explaining all of this to your more fully during your visit to Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Mobley wants to make cosmetic surgery available to as many people as possible. For that reason we have  partnered with CareCredit to provide lending services. When you come in for your consultation we will be more than happy to go over all your financial options with you.

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Rhytidectomy requires one to two weeks for a thorough recovery. Some of my patients are ready to work after just one week, but most require two weeks for a complete recovery. It is my experience that most people desire some privacy to their recovery, so waiting a full two weeks can be the best approach.

For the first 1-2 days following surgery, the face is wrapped with a compressive bandage. This can cause some pressure discomfort, but most patients find this very tolerable, particularly in combination with the pain medications that all patients receive. Once the compressive head-wrap is removed, most patients feel that the majority of their discomfort has been alleviated. It is normal to feel tightness in the neck muscles under the chin. This is simply a sign of a successful surgical tightening of the neckline. This lasts for about 7 days.

Every type of surgery has risks. It’s my ethical responsibility to educate you on these risks so you can make the best possible decision for yourself while weighing these risks against the benefits of surgery. My training helps me to minimize these risks to the best of my ability, but I cannot eliminate them entirely. Common risks include loss of hair follicles near incision sites, distortion of the earlobe, asymmetry, numb earlobe, thick scars, residual fat or skin laxity, and blood collection under the skin. The risks above are the most common ones that I think you should be aware of, but they are not a complete list of all possible risks. When I see you in consultation and we begin to formulate your surgical treatment plan, I’ll review with you not only these common risks but also the less likely complications that may occur.
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Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery office was built from the ground up and designed specifically for the patient experience. Our patients have exclusive access to Millcreek Surgical Suite, a AAASF nationally certified center that provides an unparalleled experience for discerning cosmetic patients. Located steps away from Utah’s renowned St. Marks Hospital, our office houses our state of the art surgical facility and our boutique medical spa, BeautyNow.

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