If you are interested in getting a facelift in Nashville, please schedule a consultation
at Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics.
By the time a man or woman reaches age 40 and beyond, the aging process has really started to take a toll.
Cosmetic issues that cause people to undergo facelift surgery include:
If any of the above issues affect your self-confidence, it may be time to take a new approach with a facelift in Nashville at Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics.
Dr. Bryant, a dual board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, has advanced and customized treatments offering permanent natural rejuvenation options to help ensure you age with grace.
The “deep plane” is the layer of connective tissue beneath the skin, called the SMAS, covering the facial muscle structure. During a Deep Plane Facelift, the facial skin, muscles, and the deep plane are all lifted together. The incisions are placed at the ear, and the SMAS layer is elevated from the muscle structure, with the ligaments that anchor this layer around the mouth released. This creates a lifted, tension-free approach that results in the most natural-looking outcome. A Deep Plane Facelift has the added benefit of smoothing sagging skin or creases on the upper neck area.
A traditional SMAS facelift treats the mid to lower region of the face. This procedure involves lifting both the skin and the supporting layer beneath the skin, called the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system). The procedure lifts the skin and the fibrous SMAS network separately. The procedure involves incisions at the temples, within the hairline, through which the SMAS layer is lifted to a youthful position. The skin is then lifted and repositioned into a natural contour, and excess skin is removed. Finally, the area is carefully sutured to minimize scarring. The results of this approach can appear very natural when performed by a specialist in facial plastic surgery.
Traditional SMAS facelift methods provide an impressive result that shaves years off a patient’s appearance. However, this approach sometimes has a less natural, “pulled” appearance, and may not last as long as the deep plane approach. Because of this, Dr. Bryant, a dual board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, prefers the advanced deep plane facelift technique for most patients when performing facelifts in Nashville.
By gently supporting the face and neck soft tissues, the procedure results in a more youthful appearance that looks incredibly natural. It provides a safe and long-lasting cosmetic improvement.
As the results of a true deep plane facelift gain popularity in the media and within elite social circles, demand for this procedure has increased dramatically. Dr. Bryant’s method was developed during his fellowship training with the world-renowned celebrity facelift surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono.
For patients that don’t need a full facelift yet, mini-facelift surgery may be the recommended procedure. Small incisions are placed near the hairline, then the lower face skin is gently tightened.
This has a smoothening effect on the loose skin of the lower face and jawline. Patients can get an idea of the result by placing their fingertips on the face (close to the earlobe) and pulling the skin slightly toward the hairline. Fewer incisions are needed to complete the procedure; Therefore, mini facelift recovery is quicker than the average facelift downtime by at least a few days to a week.
Facelift surgery procedures vary based on the type of facelift technique. This custom surgery may be performed with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the incisions are placed along the temple and above the hairline, where they will be virtually invisible once healed. The skin and tissues are lifted, with excesses carefully removed, and the incisions closed.
After a custom SMAS facelift at Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, your face will be bandaged to keep it protected and supported. You will have prescription pain medication to stay comfortable in the early stages of your recovery. Expect about two weeks before any residual swelling and bruising fade and a beautifully refreshed look is revealed.
The recovery from a facelift is typically uneventful, requiring only that you rest and follow all aftercare instructions. You will have a follow-up appointment the day following your procedure, and the surgical dressings will be removed and changed. The swelling typically peaks on about day 3 or 4, after which it begins to fade. You should begin to enjoy the refreshed, youthful changes to your look within about three to four weeks, although everyone heals at a slightly different rate.
A poor facelift result may be due in part to a lack of specialized experience on the part of the surgeon, improper facelift technique selection, or miscommunication during the consultation process regarding the patient’s main cosmetic concerns and desired outcome.
If you have had a facelift in the past that did not meet your expectations, all hope is not lost. Thankfully, there is something you can do about it. For patients previously treated by other surgeons, Dr. Bryant offers a personalized service to correct any facial aging or post-operative concerns you may have.
Your facelift in Nashville at Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics can be performed along with minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments, such as laser therapy, liposuction, and radiofrequency skin tightening using Morpheus8 or EmbraceRF with FaceTite and AccuTite to complement your facial skin rejuvenation results.
In addition to the latest aesthetic medical devices such as Morpheus8 RF microneedling, EmbraceRF with microneedling, FaceTite, and IPL photofacial, we also offer time-tested dermatological treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and more. These nonsurgical face rejuvenation procedures may be used to improve skin tone, quality, elasticity, and texture. For example, chemical peels and IPL laser treatments are wonderful to reverse sun damage, uneven skin tone, scars, dullness, and rough skin texture.
As a facial specialist, he carefully vets industry innovations – such as minimally invasive lasers and energy devices – offering only the safest and most effective solutions. Dr. Bryant, a dual board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon will help you find the right solution for you in your consultation. These procedures can take years off your appearance, all without going under the knife.
What is the best age for a facelift?
How much does a facelift cost in Nashville?
What age is too late for a facelift?
What is the average age for a facelift?
Do facelifts make you age faster?
How long do facelifts last?
Do facelifts ever look natural?
How many years younger do you look after a facelift?
What age do jowls start?
Facelift surgery is most commonly performed on people between the ages of 35 and 60. For younger patients, a mini facelift can restore definition at the jawline and smooth developing lines and creases on the mid-to-lower face region. For older patients, a more comprehensive approach may be necessary, such as an SMAS or Deep Plane Facelift.
The cost of the surgery will reflect the extent of the procedure but generally ranges between $8,500 to $15,000.
No age is too late for a facelift as long as the person is in a state of good overall health and is safe to undergo surgery.
Most people undergoing a facelift are in their 40s, 50s, or 60s. The results of the procedure typically last about 10 to 15 years. When the signs of aging start to reappear, a revision can be performed.
A facelift does not make you age faster – this is a myth. However, the procedure does not halt the natural aging process. As time passes, you will see natural wrinkles, lines, or facial sagging appear over the years. These are usually more apparent in about 10 to 15 years following the procedure.
With modern surgical techniques, the results of a facelift can last from 10 to 15 years.
Older facelift techniques rarely, if ever, produced a natural look. With advances in facial surgery, and the procedure performed by an experienced, skilled facial plastic surgeon, the results look beautifully refreshed and natural, not the obvious tight, pulled look of a poorly performed surgery.
A facelift can make you look about 10 to 15 years younger than you are, resulting in a long-lasting, refreshed look. A facelift smoothes away lines, creases, and wrinkles and sculpts the jawline, eliminating jowls and a double chin.
Jowls start to develop in the late 30s or early 40s for most people. As the skin becomes less resilient due to decreasing levels of collagen, the skin starts to sag downward, creating jowls, with the jawline losing its definition.