Whether you are interested in reducing the size of your nose, enhancing the projection of your chin, or just giving your entire face a smoother and more youthful appearance, many men and women have minor things that they would like to change about their facial features. Years ago, patients who were interested in facial rejuvenation would often gravitate towards full facelift procedures, designed to treat many of the signs of facial aging from across the entire face. However today, advancements in technology and surgical techniques make it possible to customize cosmetic procedures specifically to address key areas of the face in order to give patients the type of plastic surgery results they desire.
Often, one of the first areas to exhibit signs of facial aging is the upper third of the face, above the eyebrows and below the hairline. As we age, loss of skin elasticity and the constant repetition of facial expressions can cause vertical frown lines to form between the eyebrows and deep furrows or creases to form in the forehead. A forehead lift, also known as a brow lift and endoscopic brow lift, can remove excess skin and subtly tighten underlying muscles, giving the area a more lifted and rejuvenated look.
The area of the face between the top of the cheekbones and the jaw line is often best addressed with a short-scar mini-facelift procedure, a less-invasive refinement of a traditional facelift designed to exclusively target this region. A mini-facelift is frequently combined with fat transfer techniques which use fat taken from other areas of the patient’s own body to replenish lost facial volume, further reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and nasolabial folds while giving the cheeks a fuller and more rounded appearance, similar to what they once had when they were younger.
When excess skin begins to sag and droop beneath the line of the jaw, it can often form loose folds around the neck, producing what is commonly known as a “turkey waddle” or “double chin.” This excess, sagging skin can usually be removed and the area made to look more smooth and youthful through the use of a neck lift procedure. In many cases, a neck lift is performed in conjunction with liposuction to remove accumulated fat that may have migrated into the neck area, further defining the lines of the jaw and giving the neck a more slender and graceful contour.
Every face is unique, and it is best to seek a detailed consultation with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to determine which specific facial rejuvenation techniques might be right for you. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with one of the board certified plastic surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, please contact us in Alpharetta, or at one of our other Atlanta area offices located in Sandy Springs (Northside), Newnan, or Cumming, to schedule a full consultation. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.