As modern medicine progresses over time, individuals are able to live longer, healthier lives; however, although we might feel as though we are overflowing with youthful energy and vigor, our outward appearance may not accurately reflect this inner vitality. Aesthetic problems develop naturally with age, and are particularly noticeable in the facial region, because of the delicate nature of the facial tissues and the face’s constant exposure to the environmental elements. Some of the most troubling aesthetic developments associated with facial aging include:
- Hanging or sagging of the facial skin (facial ptosis)
- Displaced fat pockets/fatty deposits
- The appearance of a “double chin” or “jowls” resulting from fatty deposits, loose skin, or loss of muscle tone
- Deep creases or lines along the nasolabial folds (“laugh lines”)
- Fine lines or wrinkles beneath the lower eyelids
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Older facelift techniques were significantly flawed because they focused primarily on the goal of basic tightening on the surface skin layers. Moreover, past methods pulled the skin backward in a horizontal direction, which often resulted in an excessively tight, “pinched” look, or an unnatural “windswept” appearance. Modern facelift techniques allow plastic surgeons to lift the tissues upward in a vertical direction, and to lift from a deeper tissue level, which results in a more naturally rejuvenated facial appearance and avoids the facial distortions associated with previous methods. Dr. Wright A. Jones and Dr. Sabine Lovell take pride in keeping abreast of the latest advances in the field of cosmetic facial surgery, and have helped patients restore a naturally youthful facial appearance with cutting edge facelift procedures at their private plastic surgery practice in Atlanta, Georgia.
FACELIFT PROCEDURAL DETAILS
Facelift surgery generally lasts between 2-5 hours, and is performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. During the surgery, Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell will make carefully placed incisions in front of and behind your ear, taking great care to conceal the incisions so as to avoid detection. They will then perform the necessary liposuction of the face and jowls, muscle tightening, and repositioning (or removal) of any loose, hanging skin. As discussed above, your facelift will be customized specifically for your aesthetic needs, and the exact details of your facelift will depend upon your unique facial features and surgical goals.
Post-operative facial swelling tends to peak during the first 24-48 hours, and you will be advised to elevate your head to alleviate some of the swelling during this time. Most bruising should abate within 2 weeks; however, the swelling may take 3-4 weeks to completely subside. The length of your recovery period following facelift surgery will depend on the extensiveness of the surgical correction performed during your facelift and your body’s unique capacity to heal itself. Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell will be available to you throughout your recovery period, should you have any questions or concerns about your healing progress.
CONTACT MUSE PLASTIC SURGERY
At Muse Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell focus not on changing the core aesthetic components of their patients, but rather on using cosmetic enhancement procedures to help them become the absolute best that they can be. Our plastic surgeons stay up to date with the latest developments and technological advances in the field of cosmetic facial surgery, and utilize these cutting edge techniques to ensure naturally beautiful results and the safest possible facelift procedures for their patients.
Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell believe in the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to explain all of your facelift options and procedural details so that you feel completely comfortable about your surgery. If you would like additional information about having your facelift procedure performed at MusePlastic Surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell.
*This information about Facelift Surgery was reviewed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.