Form and Function: Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgery and Skin Treatment Options Address Many Issues

Facial plastic surgery is not limited to anti-aging procedures.  Although many of the facial procedures we offer target loose skin and wrinkles on the face, the highly skilled surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery also perform facial reconstruction surgery, ear surgery (otoplasty), and nose surgery (rhinoplasty) to address the form of facial features. Patients looking to rejuvenate their appearance can choose from minimally invasive treatments that are designed to focus on early signs of aging or a more comprehensive surgical procedure for more advanced aging.

plastic surgery in atlanta gaIn the past few years, our plastic surgeons have noticed a trend in younger patients seeking what we call “maintenance procedures.” Rather than waiting until their skin is sagging and fine lines have turned to deep wrinkles, these patients address their concerns as needed in hopes to delay more extensive aging. At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, we offer a few different options for maintaining a youthful appearance including cosmetic injectables and facial fillers, Ultherapy® skin tightening, and skin resurfacing options.

Cosmetic injectables like Botox® or Dysport® can be injected into the forehead and between the eyes to relax muscles that cause wrinkles. These patients often pair their cosmetic injectables with facial fillers like Juvéderm® or Restylane® that work by filling in deep wrinkles and restoring areas of lost volume. Ultherapy® non-surgical skin tightening uses ultrasound technology to heat the deep layers of tissue igniting collagen production to firm and tighten loose facial skin. Our skin resurfacing options like laser skin resurfacing and Matrix RF™ resurfacing help reduce lines and wrinkles as well as minimizing blemishes and acne scars.

Patients with more advanced signs of aging may be candidates for surgical procedures like the traditional facelift. Depending on the areas of the face where maturity is more evident, patients may opt for mini facelift procedures to focus on concentrated areas of concern like the forehead or neck. The forehead lift, or brow lift, can minimize a furrowed brow as well as lift the upper eyelids to a more youthful position, while neck lift surgery targets loose hanging skin beneath the chin. Although a brow lift can help rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes, our surgeons also offer upper and/or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to reduce drooping eyelids and remove bags beneath the eyes.

In order to help patients make the best decisions about plastic surgery, our surgeons conduct pre-surgical consultations with every patient. During the consultation, our surgeons listen to the patient’s concerns and desired outcome to help determine which procedure will help them reach the results they’re after. They also request medical history during this time and explain the procedure(s) as well as preoperative and post-operative care instructions. If you’re interested in learning more about facial procedures at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, visit our website or contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations.