About Facelift

This transformative surgery targets sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and facial volume loss, providing a more youthful and rejuvenated, not altered appearance.

Excess skin is removed during the procedure, and underlying tissues are tightened to achieve a smoother, firmer look.

  • Average Cost: Starting at $19,000
  • Discomfort Level: Relatively mild
  • Typical Recovery Period: 10 to 14 Days
  • Anesthesia Options: Local, General, IV Sedation
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What is a Facelift?

A facelift, known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to completely revitalize the face. It can address various issues related to aging, including sagging skin and folds on the cheeks and jawline. Our facelift in Nashville involves pulling back a flap of skin from both sides of the face. This allows excess skin to be removed and tissues below the skin to be altered. The patient ends up with a smoother, more youthful face. 

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What are the Benefits of a Facelift Procedure? Discovering the Positive Effects of Facelift Surgery: From Youthful Appearance to Boosted Confidence

  • Tightens up sagging facial skin 
  • Turns back the clock on aging
  • It can be combined with other treatments
  • A reduction in jowls 
  • Smooths out deep creases in the face
  • Produces rejuvenated, not altered results 
  • Long-lasting results 

Who is an ideal candidate for a facelift in Nashville? Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is here to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals.

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Ideal candidates for a facelift procedure are typically struggling with sagging facial and neck skin that still has good elasticity.

Other characteristics that render one a candidate include a strong bone structure and a well-defined jawline.

As with any surgical procedure, ideal candidates will be:

  • In good mental and physical health
  • Free of any chronic conditions that could lead to complications with the surgery
  • Nonsmokers
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure

What Does a Facelift Surgery Entail?

A facelift involves making tiny incisions that start at the hairline near the temples and run down to the front of the ears, behind the ears, and then back up to the hairline. An additional incision will be made under the chin if the procedure also addresses the neck. These incisions allow the doctor to access excess skin and the underlying musculature of the face. These muscles are then tightened, giving the patient a tighter, smoother appearance. After all the necessary changes, the skin is redraped into its original position, and the incisions are closed using sutures. 

Types of Facelifts

Patients who are thinking about undergoing a facelift should be aware that there are multiple types of facelifts out there, and each one is specifically designed for different results. Having a good understanding of each method will enable patients to choose the right procedure for them. 

Deep Plane Facelift >>

A deep plane facelift is a surgical procedure that addresses signs of aging on the face and neck by repositioning and lifting the underlying deep facial structures rather than simply tightening the skin. This technique involves separating the skin from the underlying muscle and fat layers and lifting and repositioning the deeper layers of the face to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

SMAS facelift >>

A SMAS facelift is designed to treat all the same issues that a deep plane facelift does. The primary difference between the procedures is that a SMAS facelift lifts the skin and SMAS layers separately rather than together. 

Non-surgical facelift

Otherwise known as a liquid facelift, a non-surgical facelift is a procedure that uses injectables, such as dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse) and BOTOX, to lift and revitalize the facial region. These products are able to achieve major changes in the face, fading out fine lines and achieving the same level of enhancements one sees with a traditional facelift. 

Mini facelift >>

This surgical procedure involves small, unnoticeable incisions under the hairline that allow the surgeon to remove excess tissue while smoothing out the facial skin. Mini facelifts are especially well-known for their ability to reduce the appearance of jowls. 

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Why choose Dr.Bryant for your facelift in Nashville?

Dr. Bryant is a highly respected facial plastic surgeon throughout Tennessee with dual-board certification and years of fellowship training. He utilizes his vast knowledge, experience, and attention to detail to curate treatment plans that help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. 

Dr. Bryant’s lengthy educational and training background includes a/ B.S. from the University of Minnesota, medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and surgical training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Beyond his expertise, Dr. Bryant is well-renowned for his empathy and commitment to patient satisfaction. He strives to ensure that every one of his patients leaves his office looking and feeling their best. 

Facelift FAQs

What is the best age for a facelift?

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?

What is the best age for a facelift?

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.

What age is too late for a facelift?

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.

What is the average age for a facelift?

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.

Do facelifts make you age faster?

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.

How long do facelifts last?

With modern surgical techniques, the results of a facelift can last from 10 to 15 years.

Do facelifts ever look natural?

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 rejuvenated, not altered. Not the obvious tight, pulled look of a poorly performed surgery.

How many years younger do you look after a facelift?

Our facelift in Nashville 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.

What age do jowls start?

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.

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