The Ins and Outs of the Facelift
Facelifts, just like faces, are unique for each patient. A facelift can remove excess skin, reposition muscles and some of the underlying tissues of the face, making facelifts far more effective in the long run than any sort of injectable. If you have hanging skin along your jawline or excess skin in general, you may be an ideal candidate for a facelift.
Age is generally not a factor in facelifts. Many Atlanta facelift patients undergo this procedure between the ages of 50 and 65, but people as young as 40 and as old as 80 undergo this procedure as well.
During a consultation for a facelift your surgeon will consider the quality of your skin, the degree of sun damage your face has suffered, your medical history, the medication you take, and your drinking and smoking habits. The plan for your facelift will be developed based on your skins elasticity, facial volume, and bone structure. The combination of these factors ensures that no two facelifts are the same. Prior to your facelift, your surgeon should start you on a skin care program that will nourish the facial skin and increase blood flow prior to your procedure. You will also discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used during the facelift, and there are a variety of choices and methods. It is imperative that you stop smoking before a facelift because it interferes with the healing process as well as blood circulation. Furthermore, smoking is counterproductive to a facelift and is a common cause of wrinkles. After your procedure, expect some amount of bruising and swelling which should subside in about two weeks.
When choosing a surgeon an Atlanta facelift surgeon, start with credentials and the amount of experience that surgeon has performing facelifts. The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery has board certified plastic surgeons and an extremely talented staff. If you have any more questions or are ready to schedule your facelift consultation, call today!