Facelift - Four Common Questions

Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon located in Nashville and Brentwood, TN

By Dr. Alton Ingram

Facelift in Nashville TN
Four frequently asked questions regarding Facelifts. Helps a patient find out general answers to common questions before their consultation in Nashville TN.

What can a facelift do for me?

The progression of time takes a great toll on our bodies. As we get older, we go through a number of different changes that will completely change the way we look. These changes become most prominent in the look and feel of our facial skin and the underlying soft tissues. While everyone would love to retain our youthful look, that usually doesn’t happen. Eventually, everyone’s skin will begin to form wrinkles, fine lines, and even develop looseness. Fortunately, these changes don’t have to be permanent, since most people can reclaim their youthful appearance with a facelift.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that’s designed to rejuvenate one’s facial appearance by eliminating excess skin and recontouring the underlying tissues to develop a more youthful appearance. This is an invasive procedure that requires a great deal of precision and attention to detail.

Your surgeon will begin the surgery by making incisions to gain access to the underlying tissue. This will allow your surgeon to remove and redistribute excess skin while tightening the facial muscles to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The procedure can help turn back the hands of time by smoothing out deep folds, reducing the appearance of jowls, and lifting the facial skin.

What will I experience after having a facelift?

After the facelift is completed, you can expect to experience some discomfort along with swelling and bruising. This is a normal side effect of invasive surgery and will subside in time. You will be given post-surgical instructions on how to properly take care of yourself and how to handle any drains or dressings.

You should take some time off work and physical activities to rest and relax during the recovery period. It is recommended to take time off for about two weeks before returning to normal activities.

Is a Facelift Right for Me?

A facelift is an excellent cosmetic procedure for those who are currently dealing with the signs of aging and desire a more youthful appearance. If you aren’t happy with the formation of loose skin, wrinkles, and jowls and want to reclaim the confidence that comes with having a youthful look, then a facelift is a good option for you.

Your surgeon will perform an initial assessment of your facial structure and ask you about your medical history during a consultation to ascertain if a facelift is a suitable option for you. You should be open and honest about your medical history so that he has an accurate view of your current state of health. Ideal candidates should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations. High blood pressure and smoking are the two most common reasons to need to delay a facelift, so be sure that you aren’t smoking and that your blood pressure is under control before your consultation.

If you are interested in scheduling a facelift consultation with Dr. Alton Ingram at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery; give our office a call at (615) 431-3710. We are located in Nashville TN.