Contour and Lift Your Face with Facelift Surgery

The aging process causes facial skin to sag and wrinkle over time. These visible signs of aging can take away from the natural contour and shape of your face. 

Facelifts target this problem by tightening the muscles and skin on your face. As a result, your face will look lifted, revitalized, and more youthful. The facelift procedure effectively reverses some visible signs of aging and gives you a younger appearance. 

The Facelift Procedure

Also known as rhytidectomies, facelifts are performed by our expert plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic procedures. If you want to restore youth and definition to your face, facelift surgery might be a good option for you. The procedure is simple and effective. 

Facelifts are performed under general anesthesia. This means you will not be awake for your surgery. The procedure can last between two and five hours on average. Facelift surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can normally go home the same day. This convenient cosmetic surgery allows you to start recovering at home right away.  

During your facelift procedure, our surgeon will adjust your facial muscles and other tissues to create a tighter, firmer look. We make small incisions near your hairline so scars will be nearly invisible. We then lift and firm your face and use liposuction to remove any stubborn face fat. 

Your facelift is customized to give you a natural-looking appearance. Some facelifts include additional procedures, like liposuction and other cosmetic enhancements. Depending on your aesthetic goals, we can resolve multiple beauty concerns in one procedure. Facelift surgery can give you the supple, firm facial skin you once had. 

Facelift Recovery

The recovery period after facelift surgery is different for each client but typically lasts one to two weeks. After a few weeks, you should be able to return to normal activities. You should avoid very strenuous exercise for about four weeks after your facelift. This ensures your results remain ideal.

We will discuss specific aftercare instructions with you before and after your surgery. For the majority of clients, facelift recovery goes smoothly and easily. We make sure to guide you through each step of the process post-operation to ensure you get optimal results. 

Candidates for Facelift Surgery

We always schedule a consultation before booking any type of surgery. You will meet with one of our highly skilled plastic surgeons to discuss your medical and aesthetic needs. While consultations are booked on an individual basis, there are some general requirements for facelift candidates. 

Clients should be at a healthy body weight within 10–30 pounds of their goal weight. Good candidates for facelift surgery do not have any complicated medical conditions and do not smoke. These factors can cause issues with healing, so we screen candidates to avoid this problem. 

We examine your facial structure during your consultation. For the best natural results, we compare your current face to photos of when you were younger. This helps our surgeons create an effective treatment plan that makes you look naturally youthful. 

Some visible signs of aging that may make you a candidate for a facelift include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Sagging skin
  • Jowls
  • Lack of facial muscle tone and contour
  • Poor skin texture from drooping
  • Smile lines
  • Stubborn face and neck fat deposits

We will look at your facial muscles, expressions, drooping, sagging, and fat deposits to determine the best approach for your facelift. Stubborn fat along your jawline or cheekbones can be removed with liposuction in some cases. Our surgeons customize each facelift surgery for our clients’ unique aesthetic goals. 

Benefits of Facelifts

Facelifts can increase clients’ confidence and restore a more youthful complexion. This procedure has many benefits that can improve your appearance and satisfaction with your face. 

Some of the benefits of getting a facelift may include:

  • Slimmer neck and jawline
  • Reduced smile lines
  • Firmer skin
  • Reduced wrinkles 
  • Reduced facial fat deposits (with liposuction)
  • Lifted facial appearance
  • More youthful complexion
  • Natural-looking results
  • Smoother skin texture 

These results can change your facial profile in natural-looking ways to restore a firmer, tighter face. You may notice a smoother application of makeup as well since your skin will be more contoured to your facial structure. 

The Age Range for Facelifts

There is no specific “ideal age” for facelifts. Clients all have different genetics and lifestyle factors that contribute to visible aging. Some clients opt for a facelift when they are in their 40s. Others undergo the procedure in their 50s and get touch-up procedures done in their 60s. Patients between 40 and 60 are the most common facelift candidates. 

Visible signs of aging start to appear in this age range. However, clients with unique circumstances can ask for a consultation outside of this range. Everyone’s body progresses differently through the aging process. 

We encourage facelift clients to be at a satisfactory point with their weight, health, and lifestyle factors (like smoking) before undergoing the procedure. Age does not have to hold you back from looking and feeling your best. 

Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Facelifts

We help clients achieve their aesthetic goals with facelift procedures for patients in Marietta, GA, as well as Atlanta, Douglasville, Vinings, Woodstock, and the surrounding areas. We are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the facelift process. 

If you want to restore youth and vitality to your face, consider getting a facelift. You can call us to schedule your consultation and discuss facelift surgery with our renowned and experienced surgeons. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you look and feel more youthful again!

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