The face is usually the first part of the body to show signs of aging. Gravity and a loss of volume cause skin to sag and wrinkles to form. While there is no way to prevent aging, a face lift procedure can smooth your skin, tighten tissues and muscle, and remove excess skin and fat. This should help you look and feel younger.
The best candidates for facelift surgery display signs of facial aging, but their skin maintains some elasticity. They are usually in their 40s through 70s.
Before undergoing a facelift, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with a surgeon. You should be healthy and have realistic goals for your procedure. Your surgeon will give you a physical exam and thoroughly discuss your medical history before making a recommendation based on your expectations and overall health. In some cases, a more minor procedure may be enough to satisfy your goals.
The aim of a facelift is to improve problem areas such as sagging skin, creases below the eyelids and along the nose and mouth, loose skin and fatty deposits.
A mini facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift. This procedure allows your surgeon to tighten deep facial tissues through shorter incisions, typically located along the hairline above each ear and/or in the natural creases surrounding the ear. This procedure is ideal for patients who have less excess skin.
As you would expect, a mini facelift is less expensive and the recovery time is shorter.
Call ENT of Athens at (706) 546-7908 for more information or to schedule an appointment.