Overview of Facelift Procedure
- Correcting loose skin of the face, jowls, and neck. Excision of excess fat, tightening of the face and neck muscles, redraping of skin. Frequently performed on both men and women over the age of 40.
- Several hours.
- Back to work: 10 to 14 days. More strenuous activity: 2 weeks or more. Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Must limit exposure to sun for several months.
Rhytidectomy in GA
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A facelift, or rhytidectomy, with Athens plastic surgeon Dr. Pittman restores youth to your neck and jowls by removing any sagging skin and major wrinkles. To address excess fat in the neck or chin, your plastic surgeon will use direct excision or liposuction. A facelift can smooth out your skin and redefine your neck and jaw contours, providing a more vibrant, alert appearance. Facelift surgery can be performed along with other facial procedures, such as a browlift and eyelid surgery to give your face a balanced, youthful look.
About your Facelift Surgery and Recovery at Pittman Plastic Surgery, P.C.
Facelift surgery takes four to six hours at our private, AAAHC accredited surgical facility. Our facility offers you comfort and convenience, helping to avoid a hospital visit and those associated costs. Dr. Pittman makes incisions in the natural crease in front of your ear, around your earlobe, and behind your ear, extending into the hairline. They then elevate the skin, tighten your neck and facial muscles, remove any excess skin, and finish by re-draping your skin.
After your procedure, you may have a drain inserted overnight or you may also be sent home with head and neck wrappings. After Dr. Pittman approves the removal of any drains or head wrappings, it may still be required for you to wear a removable chin strap for the next few weeks. Though sutures are typically removed 7-14 days after your surgery, it may take a full two to three weeks to fully heal and see your facelift surgery results.
Please call Michele, our Patient Coordinator, for more information. She will walk you through the process of financing and planning your procedure. You can also contact Michele by using our online form.