Dr. John A. Standefer, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Standefer earned his medical degree from the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at San Antonio. He then completed a Surgery internship as well as an additional residency at Bexar County Hospital (now known as UT’s University Hospital). He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Facial Plastic Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chairman, Pro Bono Committee, AAFPRS
1990 - 1994
Member, Pro Bono Committee AAFPRS, 1990 - 1999
Surgery Executive Committee, Charlton Methodist Hospital, 1997 - 2001
City of Duncanville Health Officer, 1985 - 2005
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Dallas Country Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Society of Texas
American College of Surgeons
Texas Association of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
AAFPRS Founders Club
Other Lifestyle Lift Dallas Center Doctors:
|Residency|| Bexar County Hospital District
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
|1979 - 1983|
|Internship|| Bexar County Hospital District
|1978 - 1979|
| University of Texas, Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas
|1974 - 1978|
|Texas A & M University – College Station, Texas||1973 - 1974|
|Hill Junior College – Hillsboro, Texas||1971 - 1973|
- Standefer, JA, Mattox DE: Head and Neck Manifestation of Collagen Vascular Diseases. Published in “Otolaryngology Clinics of North America.” February 1986, Vol 19, Number 1, p. 181-210.
- Standefer, J, Holt, G: Cervical and Facial Pain Syndromes. Decision making in Otolaryngology. Decker & Mosby 1984, p. 96-97.
- Holt GR, Standefer JA, Gates GA: External Septorhinoplasty. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, New Orleans, October 1982.
- Standefer, JA, Holt FR, Aufdemorte TA, Bannayan GA: Cementifying Fibroma of the Maxilla. Case report, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, New Orleans, October 1982. Submitted for Publication.
- Standefer JA, Maddox DE, Aufdemorte TA. Geiser C F, Gates GA: Midfacial Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Case Report. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, New Orleans, October 17-21, 1982. Published in “Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,” April 1985. Volume 93, Number 2, p. 262-267.
- Standefer JA, Maddox DE, “Collagen Vascular Diseases in Otorhinolaryngology,” presented at Grand Rounds for the Division of Otorhinolaryngology in San Antonio, Texas, January, 1980, and at the San Antonio O & O, February, 1982.
- Methodist Medical Center Dallas (1983 - Present)
- Charlton Methodist Hospital (1983 - Present)
- Colombia Medical Hospital (1983 - 2007)
- ENT Charlton Methodist Hospital (1986 - 2001)
- Premier Surgery of Duncanville (1988 - 1994)
- Charlton Methodist Hospital (1997 - 1999)
Chief of Surgery
Not Tired Anymore
Hello, my name is Pamela and I am 51 years old. I started thinking about my tired-looking face 10 years ago. Over the years I have gone to three different doctors with my concerns. The costs were pretty high… None of them asked me what I wanted; they only told me what they thought I should have. But Dr. Standefer asked me what I wanted, and I told him my concerns… Hey girls, you should see my neck (WHOO HOO!); it looks pretty good. I should know; I go and look at it every time I pass a mirror. (That’s a thought: I should buy more mirrors…) I decided I wanted the Lifestyle Lift®, and no one was going to tell me what I wanted. If you look in the mirror and say, “Boy, I look tired,” don't let your tired look make you think you are tired. – Pamela
A new look and outlook
My name is George. I am a massage therapist and I find it important to look good for my clients. I lift weights and work out in martial arts to stay fit. I am also 53 and the signs of sagging jowls came up about three years ago. Last year I saw a TV commercial on Lifestyle Lift®. I was intrigued; I ordered the information package and made my appointment. I was pleased that the Lifestyle Lift® Dallas office was close to me. My initial appointment made a good first impression, and I was excited about having this. Everything was explained well, and I was confident on the outcome based on that. In December 2006 I had the procedure done, and I am ever so glad. The staff was very helpful not only before and during the procedure, but also on the follow-up visits... It was affordable—and the results? Let’s just say my close friends and clients noticed there was "something" about me that evoked vitality and a youthful demeanor. Some thought I had changed my hair style! Now people think I am 5 -10 years younger than what I am.
Best thing I have ever done for myself
My name is Judy. I am 52 years old and I live in Stephenville, Texas. I have been married for 35 wonderful years and I have three daughters and three grandchildren. I had been noticing signs of aging since I was in my early 30s. By the time I was 45 I was trying every cream that came along but nothing was working. I saw a commercial about the Lifestyle Lift® and was very interested, but never really thought I would actually do it! After seeing it several more times I talked to my husband about it… When I went for a consultation with Dr. Standefer, I felt very confident that I was doing the right thing. The procedure went well. It only took about an hour, and I was on my way home… People were asking me if I had changed makeup or had done something different with my hair—or had I lost weight? I knew that I had done the best thing I could have for myself, and having people ask things like that let me know that I did, in fact, look better. I don't even have to wear makeup if I don't want to. I have been very satisfied with my Lifestyle Lift®, and would highly recommend Dr. Standefer in Dallas to anyone. – Judy
60 Going on 50
My name is Judy, and I'm 61 years old. This procedure was my birthday present to myself because I don't feel like I'm in my 60s, and I didn't want to look like I was in my 60s. This has been the best thing I have done for myself in years. A couple weeks ago my oldest daughter and I went to rent a car and the gal behind the counter thought we were sisters… I had my procedure done in the Lifestyle Lift® Dallas facility by Dr. Standefer; he was so caring, as was the entire staff. The hardest part was the wait from when I decided to go ahead with the procedure until I actually had it done. I have a friend in Arizona who was so impressed with how great I look that she plans on coming to Texas so that Dr. Standefer can do her Lifestyle Lift®. She says I look like I'm in my 40s to early 50s now. – Judy
I would do this again in a heartbeat
My name is Toni and I am 50 years old. Since having the procedure, I feel—and I think I look—at least 10 years younger. I live in Hurst, Texas, and work for the government. I had previously left TSA a year before I had the Lifestyle Lift®. I am now working for TSA again, and boy, the people who come up and ask me questions about my appearance! First they just stare, then ask if I have lost weight, or say how good I look… I had noticed from pictures that I seemed to be looking older; the skin was sagging on my face and neck area, and I hated my double chin… I heard about the Lifestyle Lift® on a TV commercial. A few months passed and I saw it again; that's when I called and made an appointment for a consultation. Everyone was very professional, from the first person I spoke with to the doctor I saw… – Toni
Turning back the clock on aging
My name is Olivia and I am 62 years young! I am single, living in Dallas and working full-time teaching. I heard about the Lifestyle Lift® on a TV ad. I began thinking that I wanted to do something after seeing holiday photos that showed drooping in my lower face. My neck was also getting some loose skin. I have always looked very young for my age, and this started to bother me. I was impressed with the pictures showing women who had had the procedure—and it took just an hour or so. Unbelievable! … I felt that this procedure would make me look real natural—and I was right, because none of my friends made any remarks when I saw them just weeks after having the procedure. I love my pictures now. – Olivia
I wanted to say thank you to you and your staff at Lifestyle Lift® Dallas.
From the front desk to the back door, everything and everyone was great. You were so patient and thorough in our consultations, making sure I understood the procedure and relieving any doubts as to what I could expect from it. I was so impressed with you and the excellent results from the procedure you performed. My husband was impressed with your calling our home to check on me and to answer any questions we had. The day of the procedure, you fully explained everything to me again and made sure I was comfortable and relaxed. Sorry for all the anxiety and talking on my part. Bevan was my consultant. What a doll! She was so informative and very positive about the procedure, the results and the doctor. She was very encouraging and made the experience very easy. Brian was my “angel of mercy.” A special thanks goes to him for his patience and for his help in making the procedure go smoothly. He was very good at relieving a lot of anxiety by talking to me. In the waiting room, I had the pleasure of visiting with other patients, some older, some younger, and never did I hear a negative comment! Everyone was pleased, which says a great deal about you. It tells me that from beginning to end, from front desk to back door, you have a well-oiled process and a wonderful staff. Each person takes care of their job, professionally, promptly, politely, and pleasantly. I am thankful to have experienced Lifestyle Lift® and to do it with you and your staff. – Connie
I look years younger and no one believes my age
My name is Patricia and I am 65. I've always felt that I was much younger than my real age, but my face said otherwise… I am married with one granddaughter, age eight. She gave me my first compliment. She said "MeMa, you look good. All your wrinkles are gone." I’m retired but my husband and I purchased a little shipping store…so I’m always in front of customers. My appearance has always been a concern for me since I've witnessed that people react to you differently as you age. They just ignore you. That always bothered me because I'm very friendly. I saw the ads on TV for the Lifestyle Lift®. I inquired right away and found that this was affordable for me. I went to the office of Lifestyle Lift® and made the appointment for the procedure. I was so excited I could barely wait for the date… The brochure was great, too, because it showed women of all ages and they all looked fabulous… I have no regrets! It was the best decision for me. And my husband isn't complaining either. – Patricia
If only I had had the procedure earlier in life…
My name is Judy, and I had the Lifestyle Lift® in Dallas with Dr. Standefer. He was reassuring and made me feel comfortable. Lifestyle Lift® has changed my life for the better. My family and friends noticed that I didn't look tired anymore. I received several comments about looking 10 years younger. I felt 20 years younger since I had never really had a chin. Sometimes I forget what I looked like before until I see an old picture. Oh my – what a difference! If only I had had the procedure earlier in life. I have recommended Lifestyle Lift® to several of my family and friends. – Judy
I am so much happier with myself.
My name is Fran and I am 66 years old. Before having my Lifestyle Lift® a year ago, I felt old and ugly. I have always had a "fat" neck; if someone were to ask how I was built, my answer would be: built like a linebacker. My chin and chest all ran together. I had sagging cheeks, extra fat under my chin. I really did not have a very positive attitude about how I looked. I looked old, which made me feel old. I was the oldest person in our office. My husband said that my looks were OK, but I didn't feel OK. Due to staying out of the sun (being redheaded) all my life, the condition of my skin really wasn't showing signs of aging, but it was the mental picture of me that was aging. I hated mirrors; doing my hair was pure agony. The face looking back at me was disgusting. One morning I saw the Lifestyle Lift® ad. I had never known anyone who had the procedure done. On a whim, I called to find out about it. It was truly the best thing I ever did for myself. I feel younger. I met my daughter at the airport and the first words out of her mouth were, "Wow, you look great." I had the procedure done in Dallas with Dr. Standefer. He was great and very professional. The staff was wonderful. I am so much happier with myself. I started looking and feel younger from the very beginning. I feel I look 56 rather than 66. I would recommend Lifestyle Lift® to anyone. – Fran
I now see “me” again when I get dressed in the mornings.
My name is Barbara and I am 62. I live in the Metroplex area. I have been married for 41 years and have two children and three grandchildren. I have been the business manager for a pediatric dentist for the past 18 years. I have never had a distinct chin line, but over the years it became much worse. It got to the point where that was all I could see in the mirror. After seeing the infomercial on TV and doing a two-year investigation of Lifestyle Lift® and the doctor, I decided to make an appointment for a consultation. I was very pleased with the staff and information I received. I decided to make an appointment that day. I have not regretted it since. I now see “me” again when I get dressed in the mornings. I had the procedure in Dallas by Dr. Standefer. He was always professional and honest. He helped me with my expectations and never delivered anything but what he said he could do. I was always confident in him because of the investigation I had made. He made sure I was comfortable the day of the procedure and afterwards. I never experienced any pain. I would recommend this procedure to anyone. – Barbara
Sometimes I forget what I looked like before until I see an old picture. Oh my! What a difference!
My name is Connie and I am 53 years young. My husband and I live in Denton, Texas, and I work for FEMA. I have two beautiful children and two beautiful grandchildren. Everyone says when you turn 50 everything starts going downhill. They are right. I do not like aging but realize that it’s a part of life. I will do what I can to prevent or change aging and accept the rest. I did not like looking older than my age. People would comment that I looked tired. When I looked in the mirror, I saw a person who looked much older and like she had been up all night. I saw Lifestyle Lift® on a TV infomercial and decided I would check it out. I usually like referrals but I didn't know anyone who had been to the Lifestyle Lift® office here. I made the appointment and asked all the questions I could think of. I decided that if I was ever going to do anything about my sagging neck and eyelids, it was now. I had wanted to have a neck lift or chin implant for several years, but never made an appointment as I didn't think it was possible, financially. When I found out the price at Lifestyle Lift®, I was ecstatic! I had just moved to Denton, and Dallas was just right down the road. Dr. Standefer was my doctor and he calmed me the first time I met him. He was reassuring and made me feel comfortable. The first time I saw a chin line after the procedure, I knew my life had changed for the better. I now could wear eye makeup and actually see my eyes. My family and friends noticed that I didn't look tired anymore. I received several comments about looking 10 years younger. I felt 20 years younger since I had never really had a chin. Sometimes I forget what I looked like before until I see an old picture. Oh my! What a difference! If only I had had the procedure earlier in life. I have recommended Lifestyle Lift® to several of my family and friends. – Connie
Life is Great
My name is Diana. I am 56, married, I have a 24-year-old son. I live in Fort Worth, Texas, and I am a real estate agent. I first saw Lifestyle Lift® on TV and was very impressed. I did some research and was impressed with all the information. I made my appointment for my consultation. I talked to some people in the waiting room who had had it done and was very impressed with what I saw. I made my appointment for the procedure and I am so glad I did it. I only told a few people I was having it done. When I went back to work…everybody kept coming up to me and telling me how much younger I looked. I have good skin; I just wanted my neck and my jaw lines to go away, but look natural—and I got just that. I love it. I now have a friend who is having it done because she liked my look so well. The doctors and staff were the best. Thank you Lifestyle Lift®. – Diana
Ten years sooner
My name is Patti. I'm 52 years old, but I feel at least 10 years younger than I am. I started aging noticeably in my late 30s. I had gained a lot of weight and was unhappy. I started checking into liposuction and other more severe procedures then, but all of them were out of my financial reach. I spent loads of money on every lotion and gel on the market to combat the turkey neck I inherited from my father and the jowls I inherited from my mother. I took special supplements and did my neck exercises. This went on for 10 years, but I avoided looking in the mirror all that time. Every day I just did my skincare routine and dashed out of the house with wet hair and no make-up. Then I saw the infomercial for the Lifestyle Lift® and I was intrigued. I watched the WHOLE THING (and I DON'T do infomercials). I didn't know anyone who had done this before. I had never heard of it, but the patients seemed so genuine… I don't really know what made me pick up the phone to call – probably wanting and needing this change for so long – I just did it… I went in and met my doctor. He was a calm, soft-spoken guy…I also met his assistant – who should be a doctor himself. Together they showed such expertise and obviously enjoyed working together, like two professional brothers…the results of this procedure were more than I expected. I knew my neck could look better, but I didn't plan on looking and FEELING younger. I never had second thoughts and can't really imagine a reason why anyone should hesitate. I'm amazed that everyone in my entire generation hasn't already done it. My only regret is that I didn't do it 10 years sooner… – Patti
I now can see my blue eyes again rather than puffy eyelids
I now can see my blue eyes again rather than puffy eyelids. I do think the eye procedure was as expected but I think the recovery from the face and neck was more difficult than I anticipated. My friends are put off by the commercial saying how fast it is since they have seen me. Maybe you should amend you r commercial to say some procedures can be done quickly. I still have swelling under my right eye, around my ears, and under my chin. The scar under my chin looks a little too wide. But my eyes look great and my face is smooth and symmetrical. - Holly
...a more true reflection of the person I have always felt I was
I would recommend you and already have in fact. My experience was amazing and I'm thrilled with the results. At first I was unsure as to whether I should do the procedure or not. But now that its done... I couldn't be happier! I love the way I look. -Penny