Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery – Facelift
Wrinkles, skin laxity and misplaced fat deposits can crop up around your face as early as your thirties and forties. These signs of aging may not be representative of your lively, youthful spirit, and they can even make you look unintentionally tired, sad or angry. Fortunately, these imperfections can be corrected through a procedure called facelift.
Facelift surgery accomplishes several goals:
- “Lifts” sagging cheeks
- Smoothes folds between the nose and mouth
- Tightens up loose skin or fat deposits around the jaw
- Removes excess skin
Our surgeons at The Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery offer several variations of facelift surgery, varying in focus and the degree of invasiveness. Options include the deep plane facelift, SMAS facelift, mini facelift and mid facelift. Our team will help you select the appropriate procedure for your needs.
During a standard facelift, the plastic surgeon makes an incision along the hairline from the temples, extending around and behind the ears, into the posterior scalp. An additional incision may be made underneath the chin to better target that area. Through the incision, the facial muscles are repositioned and tightened, displaced fat is restored to create healthy looking contours and the skin is re-draped more tightly over the face. Any excess skin is removed.
Facelift scars can usually be concealed within the hairline, so no one will be able to detect them.