Facelift (Rhytidectomy) in Augusta, GA
Among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States is the facelift because it effectively rejuvenates your appearance and restores a youthful look. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Troy Austin achieves amazing, natural looking results with facelifts for patients in Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and nearby areas in Georgia. We are also happy to provide our services to residents of Aiken and the neighboring communities in South Carolina.
What is the goal of a Facelift?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, enhances the facial appearance by tightening muscles, lifting and trimming away sagging skin, and defining facial contour, producing a smoother, more toned appearance. You may choose to combine a facelift with other procedures, such as liposuction, to more precisely sculpt the facial contour. Every facelift performed at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery is tailored specifically to each patient’s condition and goals.
Why should I consider a Facelift?
If you are beginning to see the appearance of sagging skin, jowls, or a double chin, or a loss of definition causing sunken areas in the facial region, a facelift may be the ideal solution to treat those conditions. A facelift rejuvenates and improves the facial appearance by eliminating sagging skin from the face, jaw, chin, and neck, while reducing lines, creases, wrinkles, and folds, creating a more toned and youthful facial appearance.
Who can most benefit from a Facelift?
A facelift is ideally recommended for patients who have begun to see visible signs of aging. Almost any mature adult in good overall health who wishes to rejuvenate the face may be a suitable candidate; however, Dr. Austin will assess several factors, including the condition of your skin, your facial bone structure, your weight, age, family history, and general lifestyle, and recommend the most suitable procedure to address your particular concerns.
How is the Facelift procedure performed?
A facelift is performed under general anesthesia, typically through an incision that begins at the temples and runs along the hairline, where it is may be easily hidden from view. Dr. Austin will gently and precisely lift the skin and muscle tissue, eliminate excess fat, and tighten the underlying muscles. The skin is pulled tight, and any remaining excess skin is trimmed away to produce a smooth and youthful contour. Liposuction may be combined with your facelift to provide more comprehensive facial sculpting.
Does a Facelift cause scarring?
The facelift leaves a faint hairline scar that is hidden along the natural hairline, while additional scars may be hidden within the natural creases of the face and neck. Dr. Austin is meticulous about ensuring that any scars left by the procedure are very thin, and these will fade significantly over time, eventually becoming invisible after a few months.
How long will the results of a Facelift last?
Although facelift results are considered permanent, surgery cannot deter the aging process, and several factors may affect how your face holds up over time, such as age, skin condition, and lifestyle. Since younger skin is naturally more supple and retains more elasticity, results last much longer in younger patients. If you have lost elasticity in your skin due to age, sun damage, smoking, or weight fluctuations, you may choose to have a follow-up procedure after a few years. Proper care of your skin will also help your results last longer, and we recommend daily sun protection with a minimum 30 SPF. You should also avoid smoking and harmful pollutants that can cause skin damage over time, and follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain optimal, long-lasting results. Some patients will require a follow-up treatment after several years, although usually a less invasive procedure may successfully prolong the length of your results.
If you’re ready to change your life by recovering your youthful glow with a facelift, contact Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, where Dr. Troy Austin, a board-certified plastic surgeon, achieves outstanding results for facelift patients in Augusta, Evans, and Columbia County, and nearby communities in Georgia and South Carolina. Contact us today!