A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to address sagging facial skin, loose neck skin, and jowls by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face and neck. It cannot stop the aging process, but it can turn back the clock.
A facelift can be done alone or with other procedures such as a browlift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping. This procedure can make you look younger and may enhance your self confidence.
In addition to performing facelift surgery, Dr. Burgdorf’s Nashville plastic surgery practice offers facial fat transfer, an advanced procedure that can restore volume to your facial features, using your own fat and tissue.
Board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Burgdorf performs facelift, neck lift, and eyelid surgery on patients at his Music City Plastic Surgery practice. These procedures typically take three to five hours and are performed with general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Known for his artistry, Dr. Burgdorf believes that true facial beauty is achieved by bringing out the unique features of each individual patient.
Because gravity and the aging process affect individuals at different stages in their lives, there is no “right or perfect time” to start thinking about a facelift. Both men and women who are concerned about improving the signs of facial aging are candidates for a facelift.
REASONS FOR CONSIDERING A FACELIFT
- Sagging skin, muscles, and fat in the face and neck.
- Excess skin and fat on the neck.
- Sagging jaw line.
- Crease lines along the nose, mouth, and chin.
The incisions for a facelift are placed mostly around the ear, where they should be very inconspicuous when fully healed. The skin is separated from fat and muscle. Fat may be removed along with excess skin. The strength layer of the face (the SMAS) is elevated and the skin is redraped in a tension-free manner. This allows for improvement in the contour of the face without that “wind-swept” look. Incisions will be closed with sutures or metal clips that are usually removed starting approximately five days after surgery.
FACELIFT SURGERY RECOVERY
Once the facelift procedure is complete, you should expect temporary swelling, numbness, bruising, and tenderness of the skin. Our Music City Plastic Surgery facelift patients may return to work in as little as 10 to 14 days, with more strenuous activities limited for a month or more. Bruising may last two to three weeks, and exposure to the sun must be limited for the first several months. The results of a facelift can usually be seen for five to ten years. The facelift procedure is most often performed on men and women over the age of 40.
Among Nashville plastic surgeons, Dr. Burgdorf is renowned for these procedures and can provide comprehensive, patient-centered consultations.
To learn if you are a candidate for a facelift, please request a consultation at Music City Plastic Surgery and with board-certified Nashville Plastic Surgeon Dr. Burgdorf. During your comprehensive visit, Dr. Burgdorf can discuss all of your options for facial rejuvenation, including Botox, eyelid surgery, browlift, and rhinoplasty. Call Us Today at 615.567.5716 or Click Here to send us an email.
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