When it comes to aging, the face is one of the first areas to show fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. Many patients seek facial cosmetic surgery to help them appear younger and more vibrant. According to a study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, facial plastic surgery can make patients appear an average of seven years younger than their actual age.
The highly skilled surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery offer various procedures that address each facial feature. Although most patients seeking facial rejuvenation choose facelift surgery, our plastic surgeons can target specific areas by performing an upper, lower, or mid-facelift (partial facelift) if the patient does not need a full facelift procedure. During facelift surgery, excess fat may be removed while the skin is lifted and tightened. Depending on the targeted areas, our surgeons may perform other procedures such as a neck lift or blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery) in conjunction with a facelift to achieve the most natural and proportional results.
An upper facelift addresses the upper part of the face such as the forehead, eyes, and brows where wrinkles and furrows may appear. The skin on the upper face is tightened to give the area a more alert look. For patients who have furrows across the brow or loose skin around the eyes, they may also be interested in a brow lift or blepharoplasty. These procedures can remedy a sleepy-eyed appearance and help balance the results of a facelift.
A lower facelift targets the chin, neck, and jowls where sagging skin can appear. For patients concerned with a double chin, a neck lift and liposuction may also be performed to remove excess fat that surrounds the neck and chin. A mid-facelift removes and/or repositions skin to help treat wrinkles and tighten the cheeks and area under the eyes. Facial implants may also be used to improve a patient’s facial contours.
In addition to facial plastic surgery procedures, patients can also choose from minimally invasive treatments that are designed to reduce signs of aging. Atlanta Plastic Surgery offers cosmetic injectables such as Botox® or Dysport® that relax facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Cosmetic injectables can also be paired with facial fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm to fill in areas of lost volume. A non-surgical skin tightening option is Ultherapy® which uses ultrasound technology to encourage collagen growth to naturally tighten loose facial skin. Also, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels can help reduce wrinkles and minimize blemishes. Some of these procedures may be performed in-office or at AYA Medical Spa, a spa owned by the surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery that offers a full menu of skincare procedures and products.
There are countless combinations of these facial procedures available to meet your individual cosmetic concerns. It is important to learn about all of the different techniques and options to achieve the best results. During a consultation, our surgeons will advise which procedures will produce optimal results depending on each patient’s unique needs. For more information about facial procedures at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, visit our website or contact us to schedule a consultation today.