Exploring the Many Options in Facial Plastic Surgery
For nearly half a century, Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. has been providing men and women from throughout the southeastern United States, and around the world, with exceptional cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery services. In that time, plastic surgery has changed a great deal. Gone are the days when a one-size-fits-all facelift procedure might leave a patient looking unnaturally stretched and wind-blown. Instead, today’s patients can choose from a wide array of highly specialized facial plastic surgery procedures that can specifically address key areas of concern in order to deliver individually customized and natural looking plastic surgery results.
Not every face ages at the same rate, and even in the same patient some areas of the face may start to exhibit signs of facial aging before others. This is why different facial plastic surgery procedures were invented. By limiting their focus to either the upper, middle, or lower third of the face, these techniques not only make subtle changes that blend seamlessly with the face’s natural contours, but also prevent sagging skin and wrinkles from compounding over time, effectively postponing the age at which more comprehensive procedures might otherwise have become necessary. Brow lifts can smooth deep forehead furrows and frown lines, mini-facelifts can remove or reposition excess fat in the cheeks or under the eyes, and full facelifts or neck lifts can specifically tighten the lower jaw region while removing fat from under the neck and jowls. Advanced technology and surgical techniques have improved all of these procedures over the years, so that they are less invasive and require shorter recovery times than ever before, making them ideal of patients with active and busy lifestyles.
Moreover, plastic surgery procedures focused on the areas around the face can also help achieve a rejuvenated appearance. Over time, skin gradually loses its elasticity and fat in the face slowly begins to slide downward, often collecting in the chin and neck. This can create the appearance of sagging jowls, a double chin, or the proverbial “turkey neck.” A neck lift can tighten the skin and reposition excess fat and muscle tissue, helping to give the entire area underneath the face a more attractive and youthful contour. Liposuction is often used to further refine contours by removing small, isolated fat deposits, and the fat removed during liposuction can frequently be used in fat transfer procedures to restore lost volume from other areas of the face. Finally, the surface skin can be given a more smooth and even texture with laser skin resurfacing procedures or chemical peels. When performed after plastic surgery, these treatments can also help encourage the skin’s natural healing processes and minimize the appearance of post-surgical scars.
All in all, facial plastic surgery can do more for patients today than ever before. If you are interested in learning more about any of the facial rejuvenation or any of the other cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery procedures that we offer, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Newnan offices to schedule a consultation. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.