Facelifts are among the most common procedures performed here at our office, as a major goal for many cosmetic surgery patients is to look younger. Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers facelifts to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville and the surrounding areas in Tennessee.
What is a Facelift?
The effects of aging, stress, and sun damage can leave you looking tired and old. As you get older, the skin on the face begins to sag, and fine lines and wrinkles may develop around the eyes, mouth and forehead. While signs of aging are unavoidable, a face lift, or rhytidectomy, can restore a fresh and more youthful appearance to your face.
A facelift is a type of facial cosmetic procedure designed to smooth and firm the skin around the face and counteract the toll that time, sun exposure, gravity and daily stress have taken.
At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mike Hueneke specializes in Nashville facelifts, Brentwood facelifts and Hendersonville facelifts, and welcomes new patients to come in and discuss all their options.
How is a Facelift Performed in Nashville?
Sagging neck and jowls, as well as that “tired look,” are treated with this surgery. The improvements are quite impressive. A variety of techniques for facelifts in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville and the surrounding areas exist, and your consultation will determine which one is right for you.
Standard procedure calls for an incision to be made just inside the hairline, following the contour of the ear, and continuing under the earlobe to the underside of the ear and to the lower scalp. Excess skin is then removed, and the remaining skin is pulled back to the incision line, where the skin is stitched back together.
The rhytidectomy can take several hours, depending on whether the patient is also receiving a neck or brow lift, or if any other facial procedures are being performed that day. During your consultation, the details of the surgery will be fully discussed, as there are several techniques that can be employed, and Dr. Hueneke can determine which technique would be most effective to achieve your desired result.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift in Nashville?
Although a facelift cannot stop aging or turn back the clock, it can leave you looking healthy and more youthful. Ideal candidates for a facelift in TN meet the following criteria:
- Physically and psychologically healthy
- Aware of the risks and complications of the surgery
- Has good skin elasticity
- Non-smoker, or has quit smoking at least two weeks before the surgery
Additionally, if you’re looking to get rid of deep lines around the nose, loose skin around the jaw line (jowls), fat and folds of the neck or creases on the side of the mouth, a Nashville facelift, Brentwood facelift or Hendersonville facelift might be perfect for you.
Recovery from Facelift
Immediately following your Tennessee facelift, your face will be fitted with bandages to reduce swelling, as both swelling and bruising are common post-operative events. This improves over a 5 to 7 day period. Stitches, staples, and clips are usually removed within a week of surgery.
Patients are typically instructed to avoid strenuous activity until swelling has gone down, which could take up to six weeks. However, the swelling should subside enough within two weeks in order to get back to light activity and social engagements. If you have additional questions regarding the recovery process for your Nashville facelift, Brentwood facelift or Hendersonville facelift, Dr. Hueneke invites you to set up a one-on-one consultation today.
What are the Typical Results of Nashville Facelifts?
In Tennessee, facelift patients are typically very pleased with their results following the procedure. By eliminating the deep creases and loose, sagging skin, patients feel renewed and refreshed with their new, more youthful appearance. To further educate yourself on the procedure, take a moment to look through our gallery of Nashville facelift before and after photos.
Some patients find that a facelift alone is not enough to smooth all their fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, a facelift can also be performed in conjunction with a forehead or brow lift, blepharoplasty, or neck lift in order to provide you with a smoother appearance overall. Please speak with Dr. Hueneke during your consultation to find out if having more than one procedure performed at the same time might be possible in your case.
Dr. Hueneke is committed to providing his patients with the best possible results, and his extensive collection of Nashville facelift before and after photos are just testament to his skill and precision.
What are Nashville Facelift Costs?
Because of the variety of techniques and options in facelift surgery, prices will vary. Plastic Surgery Affiliates invites you to call today for a consultation, where you can learn more about Nashville facelift prices, as well as any other aspect of the procedure.
Members of Dr. Hueneke’s highly trained and compassionate staff are happy to meet with you individually to help educate you on all of your options. We are proud to offer facelifts for patients in Nashville, Brentwood and Hendersonville, as well as across the entire region.
Dr. Michael Hueneke offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Tennessee including: Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and Lebanon. If you are ready to face the world looking younger and more revived, please contact Plastic Surgery Affiliates today to find out more about the facelift procedure. Contact Dr. Michael Hueneke today to schedule your free facelift consultation!