A facelift procedure can rejuvenate the appearance of the face to create a smoother, younger appearance. It provides an overall lift to the lower third of your face by tightening loose skin in the neck, cheeks and jawline. Dr. Kim can eliminate the “turkey gobbler” look some people inherit as they age. The Atlanta Facelift can be accomplished using a variety of techniques depending on each individual patient’s needs. Some patients may opt to combine an Atlanta Facelift with other procedures such as a browlift, eyelid lift, fat injection, or a laser treatment.
Ideal candidates are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s in good health, non-smokers and have a realistic expectation for the procedure. However, patients who have lost a lot of weight may consider this facelift procedure as well. Smokers must refrain from smoking at least 4 weeks before and after the procedure to have optimal results.
The facelift operation is usually performed under a local anesthesia with twilight sedation, making it a safer alternative to general anesthesia. Incisions are created within the hairline and along the natural contour of the ears, and sometimes under the chin. The skin and muscle tissues are then trimmed to tighten these areas.
Fine incisions are used to optimize invisibility of of scars.
(This patient had a facelift, fat injection, Fraxel Repair and lower blepharoplasty.)
A dressing is tightly worn around the head and neck after surgery for the first 24 hours. Cold compresses are applied to the neck area to alleviate swelling for the first 48 hours. You return to the office the next day to have Dr. Kim examine the area. You continue to wear the bandage for the next 9 days as much as possible until they return to have the sutures removed. The nurses will provide you with specific post-operative care instructions prior to surgery. Bruising and swelling may last a couple of weeks as the wounds heal.
The best way to find out if an Atlanta Facelift may be right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kun Kim. During your consultation Dr. Kim will examine you, ask about your medical history, your goals and concerns to determine the best procedure plan for you. This is a great time to ask questions and get a fuller understanding of the procedure along with its benefits and risks.
Dr. Kim works with each patient to create the ideal procedure plan to create their aesthetic goals Ready to start discussing your options with Dr. Kim? Contact our Office Today 770-458-4255 to schedule your consultation.