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You look in the mirror and don’t recognize that older person. You feel younger than that. When your skin starts to age faster than you’d like, it might be time to seek the advice of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Whether you need a full facelift, would benefit from a smaller surgery or are a good candidate for non-surgical anti-aging options, the Advanced Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center team is here to help you turn back the clock.
The physicians at Advanced Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center are experts when it comes to improving aging facial skin. Our experienced, fully licensed and highly qualified surgeons are knowledgeable about all the latest surgical and non-surgical options for reversing facial aging. We will guide you through the available choices to craft a treatment plan customized for you.
If you are seeking a facelift in the Atlanta, Georgia area, we invite you to call for a complimentary consultation at our state-of-the-art facility or any of our satellite locations. Our surgical coordinators will speak with you on your first phone call, ask and answer any introductory questions and schedule your appointment. During your visit, you will see an educational video about your surgery options and meet with our caring and friendly doctors to thoroughly discuss the risks and benefits of the procedures you select.
A facelift, sometimes called a rhytidectomy, tightens the skin of the face and neck, achieving an overall younger appearance by lightly pulling wrinkled and drooping skin upwards to reverse the effects of time and gravity. The overall effect of a facelift in Atlanta removes unwanted fat from the neck, removes the jowls and lifts the facial skin into a more desirable position. Typically the results are a more sculpted jaw and neck line, fewer lines and wrinkles and improved facial volume and tone. A facelift can significantly improve your appearance if you have:
We perform facelifts in a range of ways depending on the location and scope of your concerns. Not only are there multiple types of facelifts, but some clients choose to combine a facelift with other surgeries like a neck lift or eyebrow surgery to accomplish additional specific goals. You may also not need a full facelift, and one of these other, more specific surgeries can give you the results you want. And for less extensive concerns, a non-invasive option like Botox or dermal fillers sometimes can be sufficient. Since there are so many possibilities for facial anti-aging, it is always best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine which treatment or treatments will work for you.
Your procedure time and technique will vary based on the recommendations of your surgeon. There are several different kinds of facelifts, including mini facelifts, mid-face or cheek lifts, short scar facelifts and full or standard facelifts. Our expert doctors thoroughly evaluate each client who comes to Advanced Aesthetics seeking a remedy for facial aging, and your surgeon will recommend the best type of facelift to suit your needs. Depending on the right kind of facelift for you, your procedure and recovery time will vary. Mini facelifts, for example, only address the lower half of the face, but initial recovery typically takes a few days rather than the recommended two weeks for a full facelift; and short-scar facelifts are designed to minimize surgical incisions and visible scarring for patients with good skin elasticity. You can talk to your surgeon about the kind of procedure they recommend for you. To learn more about your facelift procedure, some questions you may want to ask are:
At Advanced Aesthetics, the facelift procedure in Atlanta is also commonly combined with other procedures, such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), a brow lift or a neck lift. Combining procedures saves you money and recuperation time, and can ensure that your overall results are cohesive and complete.
Immediately after your surgery is complete, you will spend 30–60 minutes in our recovery room before your discharge home. You will need a trusted loved one or family member to pick you up from your surgery since your anesthesia or possible pain medications will prevent you from driving. You may continue to take prescription pain medications for the first few days of recovery, so you should plan to stay home and give yourself plenty of TLC until you are cleared to resume normal activities.
We will help you schedule regular follow-up appointments with your surgeon to ensure that you are healing well, and they will be able to tell you when you can safely return to work or exercise. Depending on your particular surgery, you will likely need to take between one and two weeks away from work. It usually takes three to six weeks for swelling and bruising to subside, at which point you will be ready for post-op pictures.
Facelift complications are rare, and the vast majority of our clients heal with no issues, excellent results and barely visible scarring. If any concerns arise during your recovery, we encourage you to contact our offices right away so that we can make sure you are not experiencing any negative reactions. Your surgeon will give you a more extensive list of symptoms to watch for and best practices for caring for yourself and your face while you heal. We want to make sure that you have a smooth and safe recovery, and we are always available to answer questions and help you schedule an extra check-in appointment with your surgeon. To learn more about our services and procedures or to inquire about a facelift with Advanced Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center, call us today at 770-515-8048 and schedule your complimentary consultation.