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What Is A Facelift?

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A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, offers the opportunity to reverse the facial signs of aging. Dr. John Mullins puts the aging process on hold by reversing the signs of aging during the procedure. He removes sagging, loose skin, smooths it out, and tightens the skin to restore a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Mullins is a trusted plastic surgeon in Atlanta and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has over 40 years of experience. He performs many facial rejuvenation surgeries, including brow lift and neck lift – surgeries that are often combined with a facelift.

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How Is Facelift Surgery Performed?

Dr. Mullins’ advanced surgical techniques ensure that his face lift results continue to meet his patients’ expectations. During his cosmetic surgeries, he administers general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Next, incisions are made in front of the ear to access excess fat and remove excess skin. Finally he repositions facial tissues, while scarring is hidden behind the hairline.

The facelift types are:

  • Traditional Facelift: Addresses signs of aging in the mid-face and neck area.
  • Mini Facelift: Addresses mild signs of aging such as jowls and sagging skin.

Are You A Candidate?

If you meet some of the following criteria then you may be a good candidate for a facelift:

  • You do not have any medical conditions that can negatively affect surgery or healing
  • You live a healthy lifestyle and do not smoke or abuse substances
  • You have realistic expectations
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What To Expect During Recovery

While it is an invasive surgical procedure, the recovery process is relatively quick, with a downtime of about 2 weeks. Your plastic surgeon will give you post-surgery care instructions and prescribe you pain medication.

In addition, your surgeon may place bandages around your face. This helps to reduce swelling and bruising. He may also insert tubes to drain excess fluid and blood. It is important that you follow your surgeon’s care instructions to ensure optimum healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks?

All surgeries present the possibility of risks and side effects. However, in the care of an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, these risks are significantly reduced. Some of the risks include: excessive bleeding, allergic reactions, infection, and numbness.

How long will my facelift results last?

The results are long-lasting and you will continue to look years younger while the normal aging process continues. It is important to maintain your weight to reduce unnecessary stretching of the skin. A good skincare routine can help you to maintain consistently radiant results.

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