Facelifts are perhaps the most famous procedure in plastic surgery. It’s one of the fasting growing segments in the cosmetic surgery industry. A facelift today is far different from one of years ago – it is natural looking. Instead of looking “lifted,” our Atlanta facelift patients simply look refreshed, rested and healthy – and 5-10 years younger.
A facelift removes excess skin that is loose and sagging on the face and neck. It also can tighten underlying tissue. Eyelid surgeries are often performed at the same time as facelifts, to give a younger looking eye – with less puffiness and bags.
Incisions are “hidden” – they are made along the hairline from the temple down around the ear lobe and to the back of the ear. Sometimes a small incision is made under the chin to remove excess fat. After separating the skin from muscle and fat underneath, it is then pulled up and back and the excess skin is removed. Sagging muscles and tissues can be tightened and fat deposits removed.
As a result of a facelift, the tightened skin and tissue lessen and eliminate wrinkles, creases and lines as they restore the younger, natural contours of your face.
Our facelift procedure takes 2-4 hours. It is performed in the hospital outpatient department in Atlanta. There will be swelling and some bruising. You should expect to be out of work 1-2 weeks.