Facelift

Men and women in Valdosta, Georgia are learning that facelift plastic surgery is a relatively simple procedure with quick recovery time. Whether you want results that are dramatic or subtle, the effects are long lasting, like turning back the hands of time. With a facelift, you can look years younger, more alert, and healthier. A facelift can refine your natural attributes, remove wrinkles and frown lines, and counter the effects of gravity and aging.

If you have excess fat or skin on your neck, then a neck lift may be combined with a facelift for an overall improvement to the facial profile.

Valdosta, Georgia plastic surgeon Bridgett Moore, MD, will discuss your concerns with you and explain the details of facelift cosmetic surgery. She will take the time to understand the outcome that you want. There are a number of options to consider, including whether or not another facial procedure should be performed at the same time. She will work with you to determine a surgical plan that best suits your needs to create the results that you hope for.



Procedure

  • Generally an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.
  • Incisions are made in front of and behind the ear area, sometimes in the hairline.
  • Technique removes excess skin and fat while tightening facial muscles and redraping the skin.
  • Facelifts are most commonly performed on men and women over 40

Who Is A Candidate?

  • Individuals with reduced facial/neck skin elasticity and facial support system.
  • Individuals with deep creases between the base of the nose and the corners of the mouth.
  • People with less youthful chin and neck contours.

Intended Result

  • More rested appearance.
  • Youthful contour to face and jawline.

Recuperation

  • Patients return home with a surgical dressing around their head and neck; dressing is normally removed in one – two days. A garment is then worn for two weeks.
  • Significant decrease in swelling/bruising in ten –fourteen days; generally diminished completely in about four weeks.
  • Patients typically experience temporary numbness and tenderness of skin and tight/dry skin.
  • Work is generally resumed in about two weeks; activities as tolerated after two weeks.