About Facelift Surgery
Facelift surgery has come a long way in recent years. Modernized techniques, experience, and surgeon skill create subtle, natural results for both men and women seeking facelift surgery to turn back the hands of time. Also known as a rhytidectomy, this cosmetic surgery procedure removes excess skin on the face and repositions structures that are drooping. It can be used to address the upper, mid, and/or lower face for a more youthful, revitalized appearance. In addition to outcomes that are smooth and appealing, scarring is now kept to a minimal due to advanced incision approaches. There are many variations to facelift surgery and during your initial consultation with Atlanta area plastic surgeon, Dr. Aisha McKnight Baron board certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, your skin will be thoroughly assessed and a treatment plan customized to meet your aesthetic goals.
"TT Muscle Repair W/lipo on Flanks and Back. Kennesaw, GA - Hi, I've read lots of reviews in preparation for my surgery. I followed and taken the advise of others to the best of my ability. I have to say I experienced no pain after surgery. Even my doctor was surprise. She did an excellent job . her patience , her committment to her profession, the staff .I can't praise them enough. I thank God he found Dr. Aisha Mc-Knight Baron me.. I am experienceing some swelling which is to be expected. But it's winter and I will wait it out."- H. / RealSelf / Jan 27, 2016
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"Okay, Last week I had my consultation with Dr.Baron for breast reduction and I was extremely nervous, but Dr.Baron made me feel so comfortable she is very pleasant and that was very important to me. She explained EVERYTHING from start to finish. She also approved me for the surgery. We are now trying to work on my insurance company to approve me BCBS of Ga I'm praying on it."- D. / RealSelf / Aug 28, 2017
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While facelifts are generally reserved for older adults, the common age range for patients is between 50-70. Younger patients may opt for a brow lift or a neck lift, or possibly a mid-facelift before considering a full facelift procedure. In addition, there are numerous nonsurgical procedures that can help delay surgery, such as BOTOX, fillers, laser treatments, and nonsurgical skin tightening. If your skin laxity is in poor condition, if you are older in age, and have droopy features that a nonsurgical approach cannot treat, it is safe to say that a facelift may be a suitable procedure for you. On average, a facelift will allow you to look 5-10 years younger.
What to Expect
Today's facelift surgeries are much different than in the past. There are numerous techniques used, depending on the age of the patient, as well as the condition of the skin, and amount of laxity. Some techniques address the skin's surface only, while other goes deeper into the underlying tissues. In addition, a full facelift will address the entire face, while a forehead lift, cheek lift, or neck lift, addresses the top, middle, and/or bottom sections alone. Some of the more common variations are Skin Only, SMAS Facelift, Deep Plane Lift.
- Skin Only
Also known as a cutaneous facelift, this facelift procedure is less invasive due to the fact that it addresses the skin only. The recovery is much quicker and the results are a bit more subtle than some of the other more invasive facelift procedures. Scarring is minimal as it is placed in the hairline just near the temple. This particular facelift offers the lowest risk to patients. T
- SMAS Facelift
This is considered a traditional facelift approach, which in many cases is the gold standard for facelift surgery. It is a process that goes beneath the superficial layer of skin and manipulates a group of muscles known as the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS). This surgery does garner more dramatic results with a longer recovery period. The incision is placed along the hairline from behind the earlobe to the temple so that the skin can be separated and lifted. Once the facial structures are in their new position, sutures are used to tighen and secure the skin for a natural appearance.
- Deep Plane Lift
The deep plane lift is appropriate for older patients with severe sagging and drooping. Facial cosmetic surgeons who are experienced in facelift surgery can create natural results even though this is the most invasive of all facelift procedures. This procedure goes deeper than the other approaches and adjusts the tissues and muscles so that deeper wrinkles can be addressed. Loose skin is removed and pulled gently tight for a rejuvenated appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
If you miss seeing the youthful face that reflects your energy and confidence, a facelift can help to make you look natural, but revitalized. Using different surgical methods and advanced techniques based on your needs and goals, a subtle facelift by Dr. McKnight-Baron can help you look the way you feel. Contact our Marietta, GA office to learn more about facelift surgery and schedule your consultation.