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Facelift

Facelift | Rhytidectomy near Jackson, MS

The face; it’s the main aspect of the body we use to communicate and listen. The appearance of your face influences how other people you first meet will interact with you. It can affect the pace of careers and your personal relationships. The patients we’ve served for more than 20 years throughout Mississippi and the Southeast have taught us there are many different ways your face can play an enormous role in your life.

The desire to manage natural signs of aging gracefully, preserving youthful features, and enhancing your natural beauty are all common reasons people research facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy as it’s known in plastic surgery. Facelifts have been performed by plastic surgeons for more than 100 years for a variety of aesthetic and reconstructive purposes, and the results we’re able to deliver today can be life-changing. Our expert facial plastic surgery team welcomes you to Faces, our plastic surgery home, where we hope to help you make the right decision in your personal pursuit of facial rejuvenation.

What Are the Benefits of Undergoing a Facelift?

Genetics, lifestyle factors, and time all play a part in making people look older. Even the sun, the source of all life on the planet, is part of the reason we start seeing the lines and contours that can make us feel much older than we are. There’s no escaping the subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle signs of aging, but there are many ways to use plastic surgery procedures, such as the facelift, to control and even restore your natural beauty.

Choosing to have a facelift procedure is a deeply personal decision, unique to each person. The benefits you’ll experience from having a facelift will of course be based on your long-term aesthetic goals, but in general some of the benefits of having a facelift include:

  • A greater sense of self-confidence
  • Reduced signs of aging throughout your face
  • More natural, youthful facial contours
  • A less tired appearance
  • Smoother looking skin on the face
  • A more attractive jaw line and neck contour
  • Looking as good as you feel, especially if you’ve experienced conditions from sun damage or environmental factors.

A facelift is routinely combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and brow or forehead lift to achieve even more dramatic results. At Faces, our facial plastic surgeons will develop a treatment plan during your consultation specifically designed to improve your facial aging changes. Our goal is to guide you and help you get the most from your facelift and cosmetic surgery experience.

Types of Facelift Procedures

The amount of time you have to recover, your preferences, anatomy, and aesthetic desires all factor into the way we create your facelift treatment plan. We offer a variety of facelift procedures that are specifically customized  to help you achieve a more youthful, natural look. Click on each of the following procedures to learn more about the options available at our plastic surgery practice.

At Faces, we have developed “The L.I.F.T.”, short for Limited Incision Facelift Technique. We use the term “limited” because the procedure is:

  • Limited in surgical scarring
  • Limited in anesthesia
  • Limited in downtime and recovery
  • Limited in cost
  • Limited in plastic appearance

Because of its unique application, The Lift can be performed long before facial aging changes become pronounced.

The Lift is unique in that patients in their 40’s and 50’s choose this surgical approach earlier thereby attaining a greatly enhanced natural look without any signs of what many term as a “Plastic Surgery Look”.

During a deep plane facelift, the superficial muscles and tendons are repositioned and lifted. This type of facelift targets the muscles responsible for most facial expressions. These muscles shape areas around the mouth and eyes that display some of the most visible and earliest aging signs. The deep plane facelift gives patients a youthful, smooth facial appearance and the results will usually last more than 10 years if a proper recovery plan is followed.

A direct cervicoplasty, or neck lift, is becoming an increasingly popular procedure among men who wish to get rid of excessive skin, fat, or what some call a “turkey wattle” neck. It can be combined with liposuction or injectables to produce a dramatically rejuvenated appearance. This procedure can be accomplished with local anesthesia in an office setting.

A popular suggestion we make to many patients during their consultation is to consider adding laser resurfacing to their facelift treatment plan. Laser skin resurfacing is usually performed near the mouth and eyes and helps minimize scars, age spots, and unnatural skin pigmentation. At Faces, we use a CO2 laser, which is typically considered the gold standard for skin resurfacing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Facelifts

Each patient will experience recovery differently, but it’s common to see the results of your facelift within a month of your procedure. You’ll likely see improvement for up to a year as your muscles heal and your skin tightens.

Visible or unsightly scars are very rare after any facial surgery because of the rich blood supply to the face and neck therefore healing is quick and predictable.

Your comfort, safety, and best overall appearance are the top priorities of our staff at Faces. We believe the best plastic surgery experience begins with education. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons are proud to be educators, and it’s something we strongly incorporate into the way we practice.

Your facelift begins with a consultation, where we’ll discuss possible ways to create the natural look you’ve always wanted. We will review your medical history and ensure you’re a candidate for a rhytidectomy, before scheduling your procedure. Once scheduled, we’ll give you our Facial Plastic Surgery Handbook and have our patient care coordinator make sure all your questions are answered and concerns are addressed.

Most of our procedures are performed in-office and most, like the short incision facelift, may allow you to go home the same day. Our goal is to recommend the least invasive facelift procedure that will produce a long lasting, natural result.

Technology, techniques and science have developed and advanced the last century making the facelift a convenient way to achieve a more natural, youthful appearance. Results may be affected by the healing process, but risks are uncommon when following the recovery plan developed for you.

If you have additional questions, would like more patient education resources, or if you’d like to request a consultation with our facial plastic surgeons, we invite you to call us at (601) 607-3033 or send us a message online.

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