Facelift (Rhytidectomy) in Atlanta, GA
The facelift or mini facelift can restore youthful tone and firmness to your face, taking years off your facial appearance. If you’re ready to consider surgical improvement in the form of a facelift, Contact Mang Plastic Surgery, an advanced medical facility led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Mang, located conveniently in Duluth, and serving patients in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and neighboring communities in Georgia.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a customized procedure that will enhance your facial appearance by tightening your facial muscles and trimming away loose flaccid skin and fatty deposits while improving definition in the facial contour and pulling the skin taut to reveal a smoother and firmer skin tone. You may consider combining your face lift with another procedure, such as liposuction, or dermal fillers to more precisely contour the facial features and create enhanced facial definition.
Who Should Consider Getting a Facelift?
If you are starting to notice flabby skin on your face, the formation of jowls along your jawline, a double chin, or flat, sunken cheekbones, a face lift may be ideal for you. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is most suitable for healthy adults who are starting to display skin damage caused by the aging process, as the procedure can tighten skin and enhance the facial features to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance. Dr. Mang can help you determine whether you are a candidate for a full or mini face lift depending on several factors, such as the condition of your skin and muscle tissue, your internal bone structure, and such variables as your age, weight, genetic history, and overall lifestyle.
What is a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift treats only the lower face and may be suitable for some patients. This procedure is less complex than a full facelift and requires a shorter recovery period.
How Should I Prepare For A Facelift?
Dr. Mang will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for surgery during your initial consultation. You may have to suspend taking certain medications for a few days and abstain from alcoholic beverages as well as smoking in order to support optimal healing. We also recommend that you take arnica, a homeopathic supplement, to assist with the healing process.
What Are The Results of a Facelift?
While the results of a facelift are considered permanent, plastic surgery cannot stop the natural aging process. There are many factors that can affect the condition of your skin in years to come, such as your age, skin type, and lifestyle choices. Results typically last longer in younger patients with more elasticity in their skin, but at any age, it is important to protect your skin from additional sun damage and pollutants such as cigarette smoke. Weight fluctuations may also affect your results, and you may wish to undergo a minor follow-up procedure a few years down the road.
What Can I Expect From A Facelift?
You may be required to take some time off work, typically one to two weeks depending on the extent of the treatment.
A facelift is designed to improve not mar your appearance; therefore, the incision is designed to leave very faint hairline scars discreetly camouflaged by your natural hairline, or within the natural folds and creases of the face and neck. These scars will naturally fade away over time, becoming almost invisible within a few months.
Any swelling or discomfort can be alleviated with medications recommended or prescribed by your doctor.
Transform your life with a rejuvenating facelift! Schedule a consultation today by contacting board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Mang at Mang Plastic Surgery, located in Duluth, and serving residents of Atlanta, Alpharetta and nearby communities in Georgia.