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Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon located in Nashville and Brentwood, TN


Facelift services offered in Nashville and Brentwood, TN

You get used to seeing your own familiar face in the mirror throughout your life, but sagging skin can affect the way you look and influence your self-perception. If you’d like to revert your features back to a more youthful state, double board-certified plastic surgeon Alton E. Ingram, MD, can perform a personalized face-lift at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery in Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee. Call Ingram Cosmetic Surgery or book your one-on-one consultation online today.

Facelift Q & A

What is a face-lift?

A face-lift is a popular cosmetic surgery due to its anti-aging results. Everyone experiences at least a little facial sagging and wrinkling with age, and it only increases as you get older. With a face-lift, you can elevate and tighten your facial skin and tissues. 

During a face-lift, Dr. Ingram makes incisions around your hairline so he can access the underlying fat and tissue. He then repositions and removes the excess skin, fat, and tissue before draping your skin back into its original position. He then trims away extra skin before closing the incision. You’re asleep under anesthesia the entire time. 

Your face-lift doesn’t halt the aging process: You’ll still see some new wrinkles and sagging as time goes by. However, the results stand out and are long-lasting. 

Which changes can a face-lift make?

Face-lift surgery results in a more youthful overall appearance with fewer of the features that indicate an older age. Your face-lift at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery can minimize:

  • Jowls
  • A turkey neck
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Sagging cheeks

You may be interested in getting other facial cosmetic surgeries with your face-lift for a more well-rounded result. Many people choose to get a neck lift to complete the final look, and you might also consider blepharoplasty to lift your eyelids. 

How long does it take to recover from a face-lift?

Recovery after a face-lift takes about four to six weeks, but you won’t have an accurate idea of your final result until three to four months after your surgery. During the recovery time, you should expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Dr. Ingram recommends following these instructions for a swift recovery:

  • Taking about two weeks off work
  • Avoiding strenuous physical activity
  • Resting with your head elevated
  • Taking pain medication according to Dr. Ingram’s instructions
  • Using ice to soothe the swelling

Dr. Ingram helps you schedule follow-up visits so he can check on your progress with healing in the weeks following your face-lift surgery. If you get other surgeries, he plans your treatments strategically to minimize your discomfort and healing time. 

Schedule a surgical consultation over the phone or online at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery for a face-lift today.