The weather is now cooler, leading to more time indoors – and more opportunity to renew your look as we head into the new year. As we age, our skin becomes saggy and droopy, making many of us look older than we actually are. Aside from general aging, some factors – like genetics or over-eating – can cause relaxation of underlying structures of the skin, such as muscle, leading to additional causes for saggy skin. One of those procedures to consider from droopy, saggy skin and muscle is the lower facelift or rhytidectomy.
What is rhytidectomy?
Rhytidectomy is a facelift surgery and in recent years, this procedure is safer, gentle and more effective, leading to a youthful appearance and natural-looking results.
How does a rhytidectomy work?
This procedure works by removing excess, sagging skin and tightening the underlying structures of the face and muscle tissues, creating a more radiant appearance. But at Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Robinson goes beyond just removing this excess skin. He customizes the procedure to meet your needs. After all, no two patient’s facial bone structures are the same.
And why should you trust Dr. Robinson’s method even more? He’s been awarded the Castle Connolly Top Doctor 7 years in a row – including in 2019.
Who should consider a facelift?
Those with some degree of facial sagging – such as drooping jowls, fat deposits, loss of a natural neckline or a diminishing definition of the jawline – may consider a facelift. And do note: there aren’t any facial exercises one can do to tighten or tone the muscles in your face, so a surgical method is the best way to tighten the underlying muscle in skin.
What does recovery look like?
You’ll spend one night in our facility post-operation; the following day patients are up and about. Relaxation is strongly recommended for the first week avoiding bending over or picking up heavy items in order to facilitate a quick and healthy recovery – so all the more reason to consider a facelift this this time of year.
Still have questions about a facelift or are you ready to get started? Contact us 770-667-3090 for a Complimentary Consultation with Atlanta’s Finest Facial Plastic Surgeon ~ Dr Burke Robinson.