What exactly does a facelift do?

As our bodies age, the skin naturally loses its elasticity. As a result, the aging process leads to sagging and wrinkles. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that tightens and lifts facial tissues to reverse the signs of aging. 

Although many different facelift procedures can involve removing excess skin, smoothing out wrinkles, and tightening facial tissues, typically, it does not include a brow or eye lift. However, that surgery is often paired with a facelift procedure for total facial rejuvenation.

A traditional facelift is only focused on the bottom two-thirds of the face and often the neck. There are many reasons patients consider facelifts, but the most common cause is to help reduce the signs of aging.

How does a facelift make you look younger?

During a facelift, Dr. Larsen will reposition the fat and tissue under the skin to help smooth out creases, remove excess skin that causes sagging or what some people refer to as “jowls.” They also lift and notably tighten the facial skin. 

How much younger does a facelift make me look?

According to a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the American Society of Plastic Surgeons). Patients who have undergone a facelift rate themselves as looking at an average of 12 years younger after facelift surgery.

What types of facelifts are there?

There are several different versions of the facelift. A mini-facelift is a modified version of the facelift which targets loose skin around the neck and jawline; some surgeons refer to this as a neck lift. 

A mid-facelift is also sometimes known as a cheek lift focusing on lifting sagging skin from the upper mouth to the eyes; the area includes the cheeks and nose.

A non-surgical facelift, also known as the “liquid lift,” is a procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia or incisions but still targets the signs of aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles. However, the results are not as extensive as surgically can be achieved, and the results are only temporary. However, this can be a good option for those wishing to avoid surgery. 

Dr. Larsen is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of surgical experience. His expertise will ensure you achieve your optimal results. However, when you book your free consultation, you can share the areas you’d most like to address so we can tailor a treatment plan for your exact needs.

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How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

The initial healing time for a facelift patient will take 2-4 weeks. You should make lifestyle adjustments during this time and plan to take it easy and focus on your recovery. Most of the visible signs of healing will improve after the first four weeks, although total healing may take 6-12 months. If you have an important event coming up (like a wedding), it’s essential to give yourself plenty of time to recover fully. However, you’ll be able to discuss this during your consultation and ask any questions you might have about the recovery process. Although the recovery process is lengthy, patients love their results and find the investment worth it.

Dr. Larsen will provide all his patients with pre-and post-procedure care instructions. Universally, patients who experience the easiest recoveries and best outcomes follow the established guidelines and communicate openly with their surgical team. We desire that you receive the best results possible, and we will be with you every step of the way. 

Are there non-surgical options for a facelift?

Yes. Several laser treatments can eliminate fat and tighten skin, but a liquid lift is the most popular alternative to a surgical facelift. A liquid lift is a non-surgical facelift where dermal fillers are injected into your skin to reduce wrinkles and sagging. Liquid facelifts are best for those with fewer wrinkles and mild sagging. However, the downside is that a liquid lift will only give you temporary results and require ongoing maintenance. 

What are the benefits of a Liquid Lift?

While a liquid lift does not offer the same permanent benefits of a facelift, it can minimize the appearance of facial scars, plump the volume in and sound your cheeks, plump and define your lips, add volume to your brow, and tighten wrinkles and sagging around the eyes lips and forehead. If you’re interested in learning more about a liquid lift and if its benefits are right for you, call us and book a free consultation.

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Why should I work with Buckhead Plastic Surgery for my facelift?

Dr. Larsen is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. He’s worked hard to perfect his surgical techniques to offer the best possible results for his patients while also making every effort to ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure. 

Not only is Dr. Larsen highly experienced in facelifts, but he has a long list of 5-star reviews from previous patients. He has carefully chosen a staff that shares his people-first attitude and has personally selected each person on his team.

Call us today to book your free consultation and see what a difference Buckhead Plastic Surgery can make in your life. Patients love Dr. Larsen for his kind and direct approach. You’ll be able to see before and after pictures from other patients just like you and get all your questions answered. So call us today at 404.367.9005 to book your free consultation and start the journey to a new you!