Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Earl Stephenson, strives to offer natural, beautiful results for patients seeking facelift surgery to improve the signs of aging. A facelift addresses the natural aging process by improving sagging facial and neck skin. Using incisions along the hairline, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened to create a softer, natural appearance. There are many variations of a facelift, depending on the age of the patient, the condition of their skin and the degree of wrinkles and sagging that needs improvement.
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Good candidates for facelifts are men or women who demonstrate:
- Looseness of skin in the middle face
- Looseness of skin in the jaw line and neck
- Loss of volume in skin of the face and/or neck
What To Expect
Dr. Stephenson will evaluate the patient’s overall health along with their skin quality, skin looseness, folds, and wrinkles. He will also assess the underlying bone anatomy and determine all of the components of facial rejuvenation that will be involved in the facelift treatment plan. There are several variations of a surgical facelift, including a skin-only lift, which is reserved for patients with less sagging, a mid-facelift, which address the cheeks and mid-face area, and for those with severe sagging, a deep-plane lift, which addresses deeper wrinkles and folds. It is very common to combine nonsurgical techniques with a facelift to maximize results. This may include wrinkle fillers or Xeomin, as well as a chemical peel or a laser treatment to address skin irregularities on the surface such as scars, sunspots and blemishes.
Depending on the extent of the facelift and the patient’s overall health, patients may have an overnight stay or be discharged later in the evening. Swelling and bruising are expected after facelift surgery. The swelling and bruising will start to resolve during the first week after surgery, although this will vary between patients. Usually, patients may go out in public within 10 days with the aid of camouflage make-up. Most patients can resume modest activity in 2-3 weeks. A complete recovery from a facelift surgery occurs in about 4-6 weeks. Supplemental procedures, such as nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, can usually be performed at this time.
Depending on the technique used and the invasiveness of the surgery, surgical fees for facelift surgery vary greatly. Less invasive facelifts can average between $6,000 to $8,000, while more aggressive approaches can start at $10,000.
Turn Back the Hands of Time
Facelifts are becoming more and more common, especially with advanced surgical skills and progressive surgical techniques. Experienced surgeons understand the anatomy of the face and produce results that are not only lasting, but also natural by appearance. Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Earl Stephenson, is a facelift specialist and is skilled to perform this surgery for various skin types and patients of varying ages. If you are ready to turn back the hands of time and look younger today, we encourage you to call our Snellville office and schedule a complete consultation to learn more.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location