Are you looking in the mirror and seeing a different looking face than what you feel like it should look like? While aging is a natural and gradual process, it eventually occurs, and it may be at a time in your life when you don’t feel like you are old, but the mirror says differently. Perhaps it’s time to consider a lift. These days, a facelift is a lot different than just 10 years ago. It is possible for you to look younger, feel younger with minimal downtime and relatively no pain.
It’s possible that all you need is only a Mini Facelift. Dr. William E. Silver was instrumental in the development of a new, low down time mini face lift. It was designed for people who are not quite ready for a full facelift or those who can’t afford time away from their busy schedules, but desire a fresh, rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Silver has performed thousands of mini facelift procedures in his career in Atlanta, GA and invites you to take advantage of a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for this surgery performed using only local anesthesia and oral medications.
If you are experiencing loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone in your face and neck, developing jowls and creases between the base of your nose and the corners of your mouth, or you have facial and neck wrinkles, a mini facelift may be all that you need. Dr. Silver’s mini facelift procedure rejuvenates the lower third of the face including the jowls and neck. Best candidates for a mini facelift are usually between 40 and 55, who have signs of aging and desire natural looking outcomes. Another great advantage of a mini facelift is that it is usually half the cost of a full facelift. While aging continues, all the results obtained in a mini facelift are permanent and long lasting.
During the mini facelift procedure, Dr. Silver repositions and sutures into place the actual muscle layer or “SMAS” (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system). This is the same procedure that is done in a traditional full facelift. It is this repositioning of the muscle layer or “SMAS” that gives the Mini Facelift its longevity and reputation of being the best alternative to the traditional full facelift. The mini face lift addresses the lower face and the neck using minimal incisions. The incision is hidden in the hairline, just above the ear and continues down, camouflaged in the creases in front of the ear or just inside the ear itself, curving around the earlobe, continuing in the crease behind the ear. In general, Dr. Silver uses the same technique as a traditional full facelift, but addresses a smaller area of concern.
Dr. Silver often combines the mini facelift with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), eye lift (blepharoplasty), brow lift, chin augmentation, and lip enhancement. Many patients choose to take advantage of laser skin resurfacing while under local anesthetic. Patients can often return to a limited schedule within 3 to 5 days and back into full swing in about a week or two.
Keep in mind that surgical facial rejuvenation can be a very worthwhile investment; it’s our most effective tool for turning back the clock. Your money is likely better spent on this long-lasting solution, rather than on expensive creams and treatments that cannot eliminate excess skin.
Call (404)586-4790 and schedule your free consultation with triple board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. William E. Silver. He is practicing with Dr. Pradeep Sinha at Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery located at 980 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30342.