Sometime’s there is an inner battle between how young you feel and how old you look as you age. Inside, you may not feel like you should have wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin. At Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery, double board-certified Dr. Julia Kerolus, MD, FACS, makes it her mission to help you look as good as you feel. A facelift in Atlanta with Dr. Kerolus may be the answer to give you a new look that enhances your natural beauty inside and out. Learn more about whether a facelift is right for you by scheduling a facelift consultation today.
Surgery for the ageless
A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic procedure that helps you look younger.
A facelift involves repositioning the skin and muscle on each side of the face and surgically altering the tissues beneath your skin to restore the contour of your face to a more youthful shape. Atlanta Facelift expert Dr. Kerolus artfully uses her facelift techniques to reduce sagging skin, improve definition in the cheekbones and jawline, and correct other advanced signs of facial aging.
A facelift will take years off of your appearance. Your skin will be firmer, with fewer wrinkles and a more defined chin and jawline.
If you have moderate wrinkles and increased skin laxity, you may be an excellent candidate for this procedure. People of all ages are candidates. However, most patients are in their 40s to their 60s. Candidates must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Kerolus to assess whether they are suitable for facial rejuvenation surgery or whether other treatments would be more effective in achieving their desired results. Patients considering this treatment frequently express concerns with sagging or loose skin, wrinkles that range from mild to severe, jowls that sag, sunken cheeks, double chin, or lack of jawline definition.
Candidates should be non-smokers in good health, without any ongoing medical conditions that could interfere with surgery or the recovery process.
Before surgery, you will be given twilight sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the operation.
Your facelift options include a deep plane facelift, a limited incision facelift, or a neck lift, depending on your concerns and the degree of improvement you'd like to see. To begin your procedure for a classic facelift Atlanta Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kerolus will make an incision in the hairline at the temples, which will extend around the ear, and end in the lower scalp. The deep layers of the face are released from their underlying attachments and redistributed to create a more youthful shape. Excess skin is removed and re-draped to create a smooth, natural-looking result. Sutures are used to meticulously close the incisions. Your incision lines are well hidden inside the hairline and in the face's natural contours once they have healed.
For a younger profile
The recovery period after surgery varies depending on how extensive the procedure was. You can expect some bruising and swelling for one to two weeks after surgery. Keeping your head elevated and using cold compresses can help reduce swelling. For the first two to four days, you may want to have a friend or family member to help out. Most people return to social activities in seven-ten days. Exercise should be avoided for two to four weeks following surgery. It is crucial that you follow Dr. Kerolus' post-procedure instructions to achieve the best results.
Erase the years
In some cases, it takes four weeks for a person to recover from a facelift enough to resume daily activities. However, it will most likely take three to five months before you see your final results. These results should have you looking ten years younger. While you will continue to age, your results are considered permanent, as you will be aging from a place that looks far younger than your numerical age. If you have your facelift at 50 and it makes you look a decade younger, then when you’re 60, you’ll look like you're 50. It’s like taking your face back in time!
Take control of how you age with the help of double board-certified Dr. Julia Kerolus, MD, FACS, at Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta.
She has a passion for making people look their best while maintaining their true essence, and she wants to help you on your journey to determine if a facelift is right for you. Explore the possibilities at Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery. Let your confidence shine through and schedule your consultation today.
Pain is different for each individual. Dr. Kerolus will discuss your options for pain management during your consultation.
As with any major surgery, there are some risks. However, risks with a facelift are rare, including fluid accumulation, pain, infection, bleeding, and scarring.
You should expect to feel dizzy and tired for several hours following your procedure. You will need to have someone drive you home and stay with you for the first 24-48 hours after your discharge.
Taking care of yourself is about more than just annual check-ups and eating right. You also want to preserve your ability to look and feel your best. If you feel like you have an area that you want to improve through plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kerolus. She will make sure you find the right treatment for your best results.
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