Serving Stockbridge, GA & the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
A 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
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?
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:
- Lip augmentation with facial fillers
- Fat grafting or transfer
- Chin augmentation
- Cheek augmentation
- Lip augmentation
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.