Facelifts, or rhytidectomy, can transform a patient’s appearance by diminishing lines and wrinkles, and tightening loose and saggy skin, yielding dramatic results. While other options for facial rejuvenation are available, there are several benefits in opting for a facelift versus using facial fillers or other nonsurgical treatments.
Facelifts are extremely effective when performed correctly, but are sometimes given a bad reputation due to an unnatural “tunnel-look” that some patients experience in the hands of an inexperienced surgeon. Y Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Yalif, however, is double board-certified and has given natural, beautiful results to many men and women.
The best candidates for facelift surgery:
- Have aged skin with lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin
- Have realistic expectations
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
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"Dr. Y and his staff are incredible. First class from initial meeting to my final release appointment. I’ve worked for a Plastic Surgeon, and have gone to several in the Atlanta area. Dr. Yalef by far surpasses them all, hands down. Dr. Yalef bedside manner, compassion are the best in Atlanta. Dr. Yalef’s Team are equally skilled in their professionalism, ease of their care & compassion for you. Dr. Y thank you from the bottom of my heart for my new look! Love you and your Team!!!????"- K.E. / Facebook / Oct 16, 2017
"Dr Yalif and his staff are A+ in my book. From the very first visit (May 2017) until now (October 2017) they all were professional, attentive,caring, truthful, and accommodating. He did a wonderful job on my necklift. And continues to care for me during the healing process. Before you decide on a plastic surgeon, you owe it to yourself to consult with Dr. Yalif."- S.W. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"I was very scared to my appointment... crying to my husband scared, my injury is very tender and painful. Dr. Y has such great bedside manner, he was gentle and handled my hand injury with care....his staff were so kind, they even held my baby. I would highly recommend him. I am not scared of my next appointment, at all."- W.D. / Facebook / Oct 12, 2017
"I have been seeing Dr. Y for several years now and am always pleased with my results. Since beginning treatments with Dr. Y I have moved to the Nashville area but still commute to the Alpharetta location for my regular appointments because Dr. Y has given me honest input on what I need and is light-handed in his approach. I look forward to getting my mommy-makeover done here as well."- D.T. / Google / Oct 09, 2017
What to Expect
Facelift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility while the patient is under general anesthesia. With carefully-placed incisions behind the ear and around the hairline, extraneous skin, tissue, and fat are removed from the face. The underlying tissue and muscles are tightened to provide long-term effects from the procedure. Sagging skin is repositioned and re-draped tighter for a smooth, natural appearance. Facelift surgery typically takes around four hours to complete.
After a facelift, a dressing will be placed over the surgical site and it will be replaced during the initial follow-up visit. It’s normal to experience pain and discomfort, which can be alleviated with medication prescribed by the surgeon. There should also be an expectation of swelling and bruising for up to two weeks after surgery. After about two weeks, most patients can resume normal activities like going back to work and exercise.
After about three weeks, patients begin to notice the dramatic and natural results of the surgery. While facelifts offer a long-term solution, just like any other surgery, the effects are not permanent since the face will continue to naturally age. However, a patient will still look younger compared to if he or she had never had the surgery.
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Look Younger Naturally
Ready to look years younger and feel better about yourself? Rhytidectomy can address all the telltale signs of aging on the face, such as lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. Interested in learning more about how you can turn back the hands of time with a facelift surgery? To schedule a free consultation at one of our offices located in Alpharetta, Woodstock, or Roswell, give us a call at (678) 783-8026, or contact us online.