Facelifts in Atlanta

Facelift Specialist

Serving Stockbridge, GA & the Atlanta Metropolitan Area

Top rated face lift surgery results - Atlanta, Stockbridge, Peachtree City GAA facelift can help you look years younger, and looking young helps you feel young. Dr. Aaron Fletcher, Board Certified, Otolaryngologist—Head and Neck Surgeon can help guide you in your journey to rejuvenate your facial appearance with a natural-looking facelift. Rest assured, you will look like yourself, only younger!

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is also called a rhytidoplasty or rhytidectomy. This cosmetic surgical procedure reduces the visible signs of facial aging by targeting several areas of your mid to lower face. Specifically, a facelift lifts sagging skin around your face by removing extra fat and skin. It is one of the most well-known cosmetic surgery procedures for men and women that yields positive results to help renew your face to a more vibrant and youthful appearance.

Who is a Candidate for a Facelift?

Dr. Fletcher advises his patients that they may be a good candidate for a facelift if they are bothered by the following facial conditions:

  • Sagging skin from the cheeks to the jawline
  • Skin folds (loose skin) on the neck
  • Facial volume loss
  • Wrinkles

Patients also ask, when should I get a facelift? While, there is no minimum age at which you can explore undergoing a facelift, most are performed on patients 50 and older. There are differences in a person’s facial aging from heredity, sun exposure and overall lifestyle choices.

Dr. Fletcher will discuss your goals and examine your skin. Patients must be in overall good health as a facelift is a surgical procedure. Patients may also benefit from an eyelid lift or other cosmetic procedures.

Look as Young as you Feel!

Take advantage of your consultation with Dr. Fletcher to plan the procedure that can get you the appearance you desire. How? We advise you to bring photos of your younger self to the consultation so you can discuss the possibilities of looking that way again, the improvements you would like to see, and Dr. Fletcher will discuss realistic expectations for optimal results with your facelift.

During your consultation, you can learn about the various procedures, such as deep facelifts to adjust the muscles of your face, temporal facelifts to reduce wrinkles in the middle of your face and other cosmetic surgical procedures. At this time, you can view before and after photos of Dr. Fletcher’s patients.

How is a Facelift Performed and What is the Recovery Time?

Top rated face lift surgery results - Atlanta, Stockbridge, Peachtree City GA

Dr. Fletcher performs facial liposuction under IV sedation or general anesthesia in an accredited outpatient surgical center. A traditional facelift procedure is performed through small incisions in your hairline above and in front of the ear and is extended downward behind your ear. Dr. Fletcher carefully lifts the skin and tightens the muscles and connective tissue under your skin. He uses staples to close the incisions.

Patients will experience some swelling and bruising for a week or more, and typically can return to work in one to two weeks.*

If you are interested in a facelift or other facial rejuvenation and contouring procedure, ask Dr. Fletcher which procedure is right for you.

Are There Alternatives To A Facelift?

Some patients may not be ready for a facelift or do prefer a minimally invasive or non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure. Dr. Fletcher offers a variety of procedures to address patients concerns, including:

During your consultation with Dr. Fletcher, he will discuss your concerns and recommend facial surgical or non-surgical procedures that can best address your goals. Factors that are considered include your age, skin tone, and skin elasticity.

It should be noted that a patient’s age is a consideration as older patients have diminished skin elasticity. In these cases, combining facial liposculpture with a facelift may be advisable.

Contact Us Today!

A facelift can help you look years younger, and looking young helps you feel young. The Georgia Center for ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery is ready to guide you in your journey to get a facelift that makes your face look the way you hope. Give the center a call today so you can experience our compassionate and personalized care!

The Georgia Center for Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery offers a caring and safe environment for your cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Aaron Fletcher and his staff are committed to making sure you feel comfortable in each stage of the process, as well as helping you to get you achieve your facial rejuvenation goals. Call and schedule a consultation to learn more about Dr. Fletcher’s natural-looking facelift. Call us at 678.902.9495 or contact us online for your consultation.

*Results may vary.

Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

There are few things that offer greater satisfaction or rejuvenate our youthful appearance more than a facelift. Many of us understand the challenge of sagging skin and wrinkles as we age. Since the most widely used surgical procedure to address the signs of aging is a facelift Atlanta residents are seeing it as a powerful ally in reaching their cosmetic goals. Let’s take a closer look at facelifts and how they might work for you. 

Understanding what a facelift is

Also known as a rhytidoplasty or rhytidectomy, facelifts are a surgical procedure that address visible signs of facial aging. Personalized to each client’s specific situation, a facelift achieves this through methods which include repositioning facial tissue and fat, tightening underlying muscles and removing excess skin.

How should I prepare for a facelift?

One of the best things to do in preparation for a face lift surgery is to schedule a consultation with your surgeon. When working with Dr. Aaron Fletcher, Atlanta facelift patients receive an in-depth initial consultation in which he examines their facial features, looks at their medical history and better understands their goals. He can address any questions you have and the team can provide personalized instructions on how to prepare for your facelift. 

Will I receive anesthesia for my facelift?

Yes. The type of anesthesia will be determined by the extent of the work being done. For example, if you are pairing a facelift with other procedures, the type of sedation may need to be adjusted. Potential options are local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia based on your surgeon’s determination. 

How long will my facelift procedure take?

This will depend on several factors including the extent of your procedure, your medical history and if there are any other procedures also being performed. However, as an average, facelift surgery can take between three and four hours. 

Will I have scars after my facelift?

There is some scarring associated with a facelift usually taking place at the incision points of your procedure. This is why it is incredibly important to entrust your facelift procedure to a skilled surgeon that can meticulously position your incisions in a barely noticeable area and have the technique to ensure you heal up with virtually no scarring. 

How much pain can I expect afterwards?

You will experience some discomfort immediately after a facelift due to swelling. Patients experience sensations of pulling or “fullness” for up to ten days after. Discomfort will diminish as the swelling goes down. 

How long after a facelift am I able to return to work?

Most patients can return to work after 10-14 days with little difficulty. There may still be some swelling and bruising which can be covered up with makeup of some kind. 

Am I allowed to exercise after my Facelift surgery?

Each person is different and you will want to consult with your physician before hand. As a general rule, expect to be out of sports and exercise for up to four to six weeks. 

Are there any potential risks or complications with a Facelift procedure?

There are risks associated with any medical procedure. However risks and complications are significantly reduced by going through a thorough consult and entrusting your care to an experienced, meticulous surgeon. It’s why so many patients in Atlanta have turned to Dr. Fletcher’s vast experience for peace of mind. 

Are results permanent?

Results of a facelift can last up to ten years or longer by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and reducing sun exposure. 

Will someone need to take me home after my procedure?

The moments after your procedure can be very disorientating and we strongly recommend you have someone that can be available to accompany and drive you back to your home. Ideally, you should have someone with you for the first one to three days after your facelift. 

Face lift surgery is offering individuals in the Atlanta area a unique opportunity to reverse signs of aging. To better understand your options, we invite you to schedule an by calling (678) 902-9495