Candidates For A Facelift
Candidates for a facelift are usually healthy middle-aged men or women who are looking to restore their youthful appearance. Those we are suffering with sagging skin and wrinkles will opt for a facelift to improve these imperfections.
A facelift, “face lift”, or rhytidectomy restores youth to your face, neck and jowls by removing any sagging skin and major wrinkles. To address excess fat in the neck or chin, plastic surgeon Dr. Ed Pittman 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.
At Pittman Plastic Surgery we have performed many facelift procedures with beautiful results.
Facelift surgery takes three to four hours at our private, AAAHC accredited surgical center. Our facility offers you comfort and convenience, helping to avoid a hospital visit and 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 facial muscles, removes any excess skin and finishes by re-draping your skin.
Results & Recovery
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 7-10 days after your surgery, it may take a full two to three weeks to fully heal and see your facelift surgery results. You can expect to go back to work in 10-14 days, but no strenuous activity for 2 weeks or more. You can expect bruising for 2 to 3 weeks and you must limit sun exposure for several months.
To learn more about getting a Facelift please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page, or by calling Pittman Plastic Surgery located in Athens, GA, at (706) 549-3203. Michele, our Patient Care Coordinator will answer any questions you have about the treatment including pricing and financing options. We look forward to working with you!
*The results of any procedure vary from patient to patient depending on multiple factors. There is no guarantee of satisfaction with end results. All recovery times are estimates and not guaranteed.