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Men and women in the Atlanta area concerned about the normal — but often unwelcome — signs of aging such as loose skin, jowls, deep facial folds, and a "turkey neck," choose Dr. Alan Larsen to perform facelift procedures at Buckhead Plastic Surgery. A facelift, often combined with a neck lift, can boost your self-confidence and create a natural-looking appearance that matches the youthfulness you feel.
Even though age-related facial changes are normal, rejuvenating your appearance at our Atlanta practice with a facelift and neck lift can be extremely rewarding. Request a consultation with Dr. Larsen using the online form, or call our office at (404) 367-9005 to schedule an appointment.
A facelift is designed to address common issues such as sagging skin, jowls, and poor jaw definition. A neck lift is often paired with a facelift to address vertical neck bands, wrinkles and deep folds, or a turkey neck — the sagging skin along the front of the neck or below the chin.
Not all patients, however, require both the facelift and neck lift. During your consultation, Dr. Larsen carefully assesses the condition of your skin and facial structure to determine a surgical plan best suited for your unique situation. Even though some patients can achieve their cosmetic goals with either a facelift or a neck lift, having both procedures performed often yields the best results. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larsen is highly experienced in performing both of these facial surgeries while maintaining the natural look all patients want from their rejuvenation.
Dr. Larsen begins a facelift by making carefully placed incisions, typically just inside the hairline at the temple and extending down along the natural curve of the ear, behind the ear, and into the hairline. Dr. Larsen considers your natural hairline while designing these incisions. For patients who don't need a full facelift, Dr. Larsen often uses a limited incision. These procedures require Dr. Larsen to analyze patients' facial proportions and aging so that further planning and small corrections can be performed more effortlessly throughout the years, maintaining the overall results desired. Meticulous detail and a vision of the future create this foundation to beautifully sculpt your face.
The final component of the facelift and neck lift surgery addresses the neck. Through the facelift incision and a small incision beneath the chin, excess skin, vertical bands, and a turkey wattle can be improved and contoured. Dr. Larsen also removes and sculpts excess fatty tissue.
Once Dr. Larsen repositions and redefines the underlying structure and support, he drapes the skin over the new foundation, carefully removes excessive skin, and then closes the incisions. He typically closes the incisions with staples in the hairline and small sutures in the exposed skin areas. Care is taken not to remove too much skin, which would result in an unnatural look. Skin that has been pulled too tight will not give you results that last longer.
The best candidates for facelift and neck lift procedures are between 40 and their late 60s. Some men and women, however, choose to undergo a minor facelift when they're younger to strengthen their facial structure and help prevent significant sagging of the skin.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, the price of your facelift and neck lift will be around $9,500.
You will be likely sleepy immediately after the surgery. This may be followed by a little anxiousness as you become fully awake and find specialized ice packs along your face and eyes. Our nursing staff reassures patients about the dressings to help calm their nerves.
The most difficult time for most patients is the first night after surgery. This is why we require that you stay with us overnight. We will see to your comfort, and you'll have round-the-clock care, which provides you and your loved ones with peace of mind. After the first night, expect to be a little sore, but not in any extreme or unbearable pain. Any discomfort can usually be managed with pain medication.
Over the next week or so, the bruising or skin discoloration resolves, swelling reduces, and you will start to notice your new facial features. While experiences vary, expect your face to appear rejuvenated and start looking years younger than before your surgery. You should expect your skin to feel a bit tight, but it will soon feel back to normal as the healing process continues. After about a month you should feel well and comfortable enough to resume most social activities. A full return to activity is expected by 6 weeks. In about 3 months, your results will likely reveal a refreshed and natural-looking appearance.
"I felt so at ease with Dr. Larsen and his staff. He gave me so much as a result of this facelift. My wishes were followed just as I had wanted. I traveled 3 hours to have him perform my surgery. Dr. Larsen is the best!"*
*Your results may vary.
Dr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation's finest plastic surgeons.