What Is a Facelift?
Board-certified otolaryngologist/facial plastic surgeon Dr. B. Terry Seymour offers a full range of facial plastic surgery procedures at ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center, including the facelift. This treatment concentrates on precise sections of the face to smooth loose features and lines to produce a younger-looking, softer appearance. Depending on your concerns and goals, a facelift can focus on your eyes, mid-face area and cheeks, your jowls, mouth, neck, and more for an all-encompassing younger look. There are a variety of facelift options, depending on your desired outcome, the condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, your lifestyle, age, and anatomy. Some patients may be candidates for a full facelift while some may only need a mid-facelift. For more information on how you can create a natural look that's gorgeous, subtle, and striking, contact Dr. Seymour at ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center in Atlanta or Lithonia, GA.
"There is a lot I can say about the care I've gotten but I will keep it direct. From day one when I went in about my sleep apnea and removal of tonsils. Dr. Seymour wanted to do more than just go behind another Dr. He wanted to start from A to get to Z himself. Dr. Seymour and his staff have been nothing more than generous each time I've walked through there office doors. Dr. Seymour is very thorough and informative. He was and have been determined to find the exact problem and an exact solution, rather than just an easy fix I can say that. Even throughout the process which have been lengthy there nothing bad I can say. I have had some long wait times I’ve experienced and issues with getting things scheduled and on the roll but the services are nothing that I complain and find an issue with. Just ready for it all to be over. Thanks Dr. T Seymour"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Feb 25, 2022
"He's pretty thorough but the wait was a bit too long for me. He was very busy and I waited 1 1/2 hours to be seen."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Feb 11, 2022
"Dr. Seymour is a highly qualified ENT that finally relieved me of my chronic sinusitis issues. I had suffered (only able to breathe from my mouth) for 7 years, before a friend's referral led me to him. He did an awesome surgical procedure and I'm able to breathe through my nose again. THANK YOU!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 23, 2021
"Dr. Seymour is the only ENT that has helped my chronic sinusitis. I've been to several doctors who would only prescribe steroids and antibiotics, however, Dr. Seymour took the time to find the source of the issue and correct it. I can finally breathe after 7 years. Thank You!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 23, 2021
"TW - Dr. Seymour is the only ENT that has helped my chronic sinusitis. I've been to several doctors who would only prescribe steroids and antibiotics, however, Dr. Seymour took the time to find the source of the issue and correct it. I can finally breathe after 7 years. Thank You!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 23, 2021
Who is a candidate for a facelift?
As we age, stress and gravity take a toll on our faces, leading to sagging skin that makes us appear older. Facial features droop, lose volume, and wrinkles form. Facelift surgery is ideal for men and women who feel that their face and neck are aging too quickly or a person who is starting to look tired and worn out. ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center performs facelifts on men and women who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about their results. The best candidates are those who have elastic skin that can be tightened during surgery. Patients with excess fatty tissue in the face and neck area may also benefit from a facelift in Atlanta, GA.
What are the benefits of a facelift?
Sagging skin and loose, drooping features can make you look tired and much older than your chronological age. A facelift can take years off your appearance by removing excess fat and tightening underlying tissues in the face and neck. Treatment is specially designed for patients who show moderate to severe signs of aging and are interested in naturally improving the appearance of their skin. Some well-known benefits of a facelift include:
- Minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles around your eyes and mouth
- Removal of sagging skin on the upper and lower face and neck
- Smoother cheeks, neck, and jowls for a more sculpted look
- Plump up hollow areas in the cheeks and under the eyes
- Improve overall facial contours
What Can I Expect from My Facelift?
No matter the issue you wish to correct, there are various levels of facelifts available. Based on your desires, Dr. Seymour will help you choose one that will best meet your goals. A few common facelift methods include:
- Full Facelift
The "traditional" facelift is often reserved for individuals who have signs of aggressive aging and often incorporates an incision along the hairline, then extends down to the temple region, reaching the base of the ears.
The mid-facelift focuses on the hollow and lax areas near the cheekbones, as well as the upper jaw, and is ideal for those who want to improve the middle to lower region of the face, including the jowls.
- Lower Facelift
The lower facelift corrects the neck region, chin, and sometimes the jowls.
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a small incision is made near the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the mid to lower face.
Following your facelift, we will monitor your health before releasing you home with a responsible adult. Follow-up visits will be scheduled, and we'll give you tips to help you heal properly. You should expect to have bruising and swelling, moderate pain, and soreness, which will subside shortly. After several weeks, you will see a softer, more youthful appearance.
How long is Recovery After a Facelift?
Recovery time for a facelift varies depending on the type of procedure performed and can take anywhere from several weeks to a few months. Follow all post-operative instructions from Dr. Seymour, including taking any medications as prescribed and avoiding strenuous activities to ensure a safe and successful outcome. We typically recommend that patients wait at least two weeks before exercising as normal. Your refreshed results become visible once side effects like swelling and inflammation subside.
How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will vary based on the technique used. In your consultation, Dr. Seymour will develop your unique treatment plan to match your needs and goals. Once this is complete, he can go over estimates of fees. To avoid results that look unnatural, it's better to focus on finding a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Seymour, instead of the cheapest price. ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center can give you information on low-interest financing that will make your surgery affordable.
Which facelift technique is best for me?
The best surgical facelift technique for you will vary based on your needs, goals, degree of skin laxity, which areas are being addressed, and more. To produce your best results, Dr. Seymour will go over the different techniques during your consultation. He can then help you choose which technique is best for you.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
While there are many great noninvasive skin tightening procedures, these can usually only give you minor improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, a surgical facelift is the best choice to improve your appearance. In your consultation, Dr. Seymour will discuss your choices, including nonsurgical treatments, to help you select which procedure is best for your goals.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®, have become very popular in recent years to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Also known as a liquid facelift, injectable wrinkle treatments are good for early signs of aging; however, the results are temporary. A facelift can produce more dramatic improvements than injectables with long-lasting results. Ask Dr. Seymour about nonsurgical wrinkle treatments in your consultation.
Will my facelift results look natural?
Many patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they are in a wind tunnel. Dr. Seymour focuses on giving you results that look natural, so you appear refreshed and not fake. He listens to your needs and goals before developing your custom treatment plan to produce your best results.
The Right Face for You
A facelift can turn back the hands of time and create a rejuvenated and refreshed look. Depending on your individual concerns and goals, board-certified otolaryngologist/facial plastic surgeon Dr. B. Terry Seymour provides a variety of facelift options for men and women to tighten their skin for a more youthful appearance. To learn more about this treatment, we welcome you to get in touch with ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center in Atlanta or Lithonia, GA to set up a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Seymour.
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