The everyday stresses of life—as well as the effects of age, gravity, and exposure to sunlight—can take a toll on the appearance of the face and neck. Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., understands that these unwelcome changes can harm a person’s confidence. Facelift plastic surgery can alleviate many of these symptoms, helping a patient look like they did naturally in their younger years. Dr. Robbins’ facelift patients in and around Nashville and Franklin report increased confidence and a lasting appreciation for their rejuvenated appearance.
What is a Facelift?
Facelifts are outpatient procedures generally performed under general anesthesia. It may be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures. For example, liposuction in the neck and jowls may also be part of the procedure. Dr. Robbins uses an incision in the hair starting at the temple. Following the curves of your face, Dr. Robbins gently tightens the skin and deep tissue of the face. Excess skin is removed, and stitches are placed to secure the skin and close the incisions. Your face and head will be wrapped to reduce swelling and encourage healing.
Benefits of a Facelift
There are many benefits to a facelift. Some include:
- Re-positioning fat to add fullness and enhance the natural contours of the face.
- Giving the face a smooth and defined appearance.
- Reversing the effects of gravity and age for a more youthful appearance.
- Improved confidence and sense of youthful vitality.
Desired Results of Facelift Plastic Surgery
A facelift can help restore a youthful appearance and enhanced vibrancy to the face. Natural-looking results virtually undo the unwanted effects of time. Dr. Robbins accomplishes these effects by removing fat deposits as well as tightening the skin and underlying muscles around the face and neck.
Each facelift is an individualized procedure. In the initial consultation, Dr. Robbins discusses each patient’s goals realistically. Since facelifts are often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries, such as brow lift or eyelid lift, the patient and Dr. Robbins together decide which procedures he will perform in order to achieve the desired results. Once a date for surgery is set, Dr. Robbins and his staff will give instructions on how to prepare.
Facelift Procedure Details
The length of facelift plastic surgery depends on which procedures Dr. Robbins is performing. Because each person’s face is different, each facelift requires a customized approach. Dr. Robbins determines the unique details of each procedure, such as where to place incisions to minimize their visibility. He then tightens the muscle and subcutaneous tissues and removes any excess skin. All facelift procedures are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia to maximize comfort.
Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?
Men and women of Nashville may be good candidates for facelift surgery if they are at least age 40. Facelift surgery can be beneficial for patients up to age 80. Sagging in the cheeks or jawline and creases below the eyes or between the nose and mouth may be an indication a facelift surgery is right for you. Skin elasticity and bone structure are factors in successful facelift surgery. Dr. Robbins will determine if a facelift surgery will accomplish your desired goals.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
Cost for facelift surgery will depend on the extent of the surgery as well as the number of treatments required to achieve the desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Financing is offered via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. For payment information, please contact the office to see what options are available to you.
Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., is board certified in plastic surgery, and he is skilled in the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques for men and women in and around Nashville and Franklin. In addition to performing facial plastic surgery, he is a leading provider of breast augmentation, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures. His focus is on helping patients enhance their quality of life as they achieve their aesthetic goals earning him awards such as RealSelf Top Doctor, Best of Nashville by the Nashville Scene, and more. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins in Nashville.