About Facelift Surgery
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin provides a full spectrum of facial cosmetic surgery. One of the most popular surgeries at Martin Plastic Surgery is a facelift. This procedure focuses on specific areas of the face to address loose skin and wrinkles to create a younger, softer appearance. Based upon your unique concerns, a facelift can focus on the mid-face area and cheeks, the bottom portion including the mouth, jowls, neck, and more for an all-over younger look. The facelift method used depends on your desired outcome, the health and condition of your skin, the degree of skin laxity, age, lifestyle, and other influences. Some individuals may be candidates for a full facelift, while some may only want a mid-facelift. Dr. Martin is a skilled surgeon who understands the complex anatomy of a facelift procedure. The goal is to produce a natural appearance that's soft and beautiful. Call our office in Dothan, AL today to schedule a private consult.
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Candidates for facelift surgery will have visible lines and facial wrinkles, deep folds, skin laxity, deflated cheeks, and jowls. A facelift can target many aspects depending on your unique needs. It's also important to note that age doesn't always define the appropriate time to have cosmetic facial surgery. There are countless factors and concerns, and also numerous lift methods depending on what is being corrected. Patients should be physically healthy and nonsmokers, and also have expectations that are realistic.
Depending on your individual needs, there are a number of facelifts tecnhiques available. Furthermore, some procedures are a bit more invasive than others. It's very common for some men and women to have a brow lift, forehead lift, or BOTOX and fillers to enhance their results.
What to Expect
No matter which facelift method you undergo, the primary goal is to produce a soft and smooth result. Most facelift surgeries are often completed with general anesthesia. The duration of the procedure depends on the level of invasiveness, and also if other treatments were combined. Following your procedure, there will be swelling and puffiness, slight to moderate pain, and soreness, which can be quelled by pain medication. Most patients feel and physically look better after 2 – 4 weeks. You can expect a softer, more youthful appearance. Overall, the face will appear lifted and rejuvenated.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a facelift cost?
The total cost of your facelift will depend on the technique and other factors. In your consultation, Dr. Martin will create your unique treatment plan to match your needs and goals. When this is complete, he can go over the estimated cost. To avoid unnatural-looking results, it's better to concentrate on finding a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Martin, instead of the lowest price. Martin Plastic Surgery can give you information on low-interest medical financing that will make your facelift affordable.
What technique is best for me?
The best surgical facelift technique for you will vary based on your concerns, goals, level of skin laxity, what areas of your face are being addressed, and other factors. To produce your best results, Dr. Martin will discuss the different surgical techniques in your consultation. He can then help you choose which technique is best.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
Although there are several great nonsurgical skin tightening treatments, these can usually only give you mild improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, facelift surgery is the best choice to significantly improve your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Martin will discuss your choices, including nonsurgical procedures, to help you decide which is best for your needs and goals.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like BOTOX and Juvéderm, have become more popular in recent years to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Also known as a liquid facelift, nonsurgical wrinkle treatments are good for early signs of aging; however, the results won't last more than 1 – 2 years. A facelift will produce more significant improvements than injectables with long-lasting results. Ask Dr. Martin about nonsurgical wrinkle treatments in your consultation.
Will my results look natural?
Some patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look shiny, overly tight, or like they are in a wind tunnel. Dr. Martin focuses on giving you results that look natural, so you appear refreshed, not fake. He listens to your concerns and goals before creating your custom treatment plan to produce your best results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,450 - $7,350
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4:00 - 6:00
- Post-op Follow-up
- two weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
The Right Facelift for You
Facelift surgery can turn back the hands of time for your face and help create a fresh appearance. This treatment is meant to gracefully take you through each decade looking natural. To learn more, we welcome you to call Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Martin.