Facelift Surgery (Full, Mini, Mid, and Lower Rhytidectomy) – Atlanta, GA*

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About Facelift Surgery

Atlanta, GA plastic surgeon Dr. Fara Movagharnia offers a full spectrum of facial plastic surgery procedures. One of the most common surgeries at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery is a facelift. This treatment focuses on precise areas of the face to correct loose skin and wrinkles and creates a smooth, more youthful appearance. Based upon your aesthetic goals, a facelift can focus on the areas around the eyes, the mid-face area and cheeks, and the bottom section (including the mouth, jowls, neck, and more) for an all-around younger look. The type of facelift used depends on your desired outcome, the health and condition of your skin, the degree of skin laxity, lifestyle, age, and other factors. Some individuals want a full facelift, while some may only need a mid-face lift. Dr. Movagharnia is an experienced surgeon who understands the anatomy and complex intricacies of a facelift procedure. The objective is to produce a natural appearance that's smooth and appealing.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for facelift surgery are bothered by noticeable facial wrinkles and lines whether it be the face as a whole or a specific section, such as the mid-face and lower face. A facelift can target various sections depending on your unique signs of aging. It's also important to note that age doesn't always define the timing to have cosmetic facial surgery. There are countless unique concerns and reasons, and also numerous lift types depending on what needs to be addressed. The treatment chosen will be different for patients who are in their 30s versus those who are over 60. Skin laxity is one of the key components in the decision-making process. Patients should be physically healthy and be a non-smoker and also have expectations that are realistic.

Surgical Technique

Regardless of your aesthetic concerns, there are numerous facelifts to consider. Some facelifts treat the upper area of the face, and others focus on the lower two-thirds. Moreover, some techniques are a bit more invasive than others. It's very common for some individuals to have a brow lift, or BOTOX and fillers to complement their outcomes. Some of the more known facelift techniques include:

  • Full Facelift
    A common surgery for older adults, the full or "traditional" facelift usually puts an incision near the hairline, extending down to the temple region, stopping near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial muscles is delicately stretched and securely tightened to create a lifted appearance, which diminishes excessive wrinkles and sagging. A full facelift is used for patients who show signs of aggressive aging. During a full facelift, several procedures may be used, including an eyelid lift to address the eyes or neck reduction for the lower region.
  • Mid-Facelift
    Incorporating a similar method to the mini facelift, the cheek lift (known as a mid-facelift) addresses the droopy features around the cheekbones as well as the upper jaw. The mid facelift works great for those who desire improvement to the middle to lower region of the face, which also includes the jowls.
  • Lower Facelift
    A lower facelift corrects the neck region and chin and sometimes the jowls. Methods of a nonsurgical nature, such as Kybella or laser skin tightening, can also be applied for chin contouring to attain a younger-looking neck.
  • Mini Facelift
    When undergoing a mini facelift, a tiny incision is placed near the ears to elevate the skin, which helps the mouth and jawline. This technique creates nice and subtle enhancements that look beautiful and natural.

What to Expect

No matter which facelift procedure you undergo, the primary goal is to produce a natural and appealing result. Most facelift surgeries are often completed while the patient is under anesthesia. The duration of the procedure depends on how invasive the surgery is and also if other procedures were combined. Following your procedure, there will be bruising, swelling, possible drainage, slight to moderate pain, and soreness, which can be quelled by pain medication. The majority of patients feel and physically look better after about a month. You can expect a smoother and younger-looking facial appearance. Overall, the face will appear rejuvenated and fresh.

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Average Cost  
$10,000 - $15,000
Recovery Time  
4 - 6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
4 - 6 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
3 Days, 2 Weeks, 2 Months
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The Right Facelift for You

A facelift treatment can turn back the hands of time for your face and provide you a rejuvenated appearance. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of choices for surgery depending on your individual needs and goals. This procedure is meant to seamlessly and gracefully help take you through each decade looking natural. To hear more about this treatment, we welcome you to contact the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Atlanta, GA to schedule your consult with Dr. Movagharnia.

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