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 region. Dr. Pittman removes any sagging skin and major wrinkles. To address any excess fat in the neck or chin, Dr. Pittman will use direct excision or liposuction. A facelift with Georgia plastic surgeon Dr. Pittman can smooth out your skin and redefine your neck and jaw contours, giving you a more vibrant, alert appearance. Dr. Pittman, board certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, often performs facelift surgery in Athens 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 in Athens, GA
Your facelift in Athens with Dr. Pittman will be performed under general anesthesia. Facelift surgery takes 4-6 hours at our private, fully 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. He then elevates the skin, tightens your neck and face muscles, removes any excess skin, and board certified Athens, Georgia plastic surgeon Dr. Pittman finishes by redraping your skin.
After facelift surgery in Athens, you may have a drain inserted overnight. You may also be sent home with head and neck wrappings. After Dr. Pittman approves the removal of any drains or head wrappings, he may still require you to wear a removable chin strap for the next few weeks. Though Dr. Pittman typically removes sutures 7-14 days after your surgery, it may take a full 2 to 3 weeks before you feel presentable in social situations.
Please call Michele, our Patient Coordinator, for more information. She will walk you through the process of financing your procedures. You can also contact Michele by using our online form.