Facelift, Necklift, and Cheek Augmentation Near Chattanooga
Also Serving Calhoun, Dalton, and Cartersville
Some people have a hard time aging gracefully without a little help from their plastic surgeon. Dr. Joel Williams is an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon who has been creating natural-looking facial cosmetic surgery results for many years. He can help his patients attain the youthful appearance that they desire without the telltale "pulled-back" or "stretched" look. He has a reputation for meticulous attention to all the details that together yield a natural result.
Contact Williams Plastic Surgery by calling (706) 278-2700 or emailing our office today.
Facelift, Cheek and Neck Lift
Candidates for a facelift typically have jowls, sagging of the cheeks and midface, and lax skin around the jaw line. The best candidates are healthy, do not smoke and have reasonable, concrete goals for surgery. During facelift and cheek lift, Chattanooga/Dalton plastic surgery provider Dr. Williams makes small, inconspicuous incisions around and within the ear, and separates the skin from the underlying tissue. He repositions the tissue and tightens the underlying facial structure to create the "lifted" look. Dr. Williams may also redistribute fat or even employ liposuction to remove small amounts of excess fat. He will trim away excess skin and re-drape the remaining skin in a natural way over the new contours of the face, securing it with sutures.
The patient's face will be bandaged and the incisions will be dressed. During recovery, the patient should rest quietly at home, keeping the head elevated, with the chin up, taking the prescribed medications to prevent infection or pain. Dr. Williams will advise when it is best to remove the bandages/stitches and when to resume everyday activities.
Facelift Chattanooga / Dalton patients will look noticeably younger and well-rested after the procedure. The youthful contours of the cheek will be restored and look smoother and the jowls will be much less prominent. Facelift risks, although rare, include infection, unfavorable scarring, excessive bleeding, anesthesia-related complications and injury to the facial nerves.
Sagging skin on the neck is a telltale sign of aging. Neck lift addresses weakened neck muscles, banding, wrinkling and thin, crepe-y looking skin or "turkey wattle." It can also better define the jaw line and chin. Neck lift is often performed in conjunction with another facial procedure to ensure that the transition from the face to the neck looks natural and smooth. It's preferable to avoid a "young neck—old face" look and vice versa.
As a person ages, his or her cheeks may lose volume and look recessed or hollow. Cheek augmentation using structural injectable fillers increases the projection of the cheekbones, softens facial contours and makes the face look healthier and more youthful. The most common fillers employed for this purpose are Sculptra, Juvederm, and the patient's own fat. This technique may be recommended to add to the results of cheek lift and facelift surgery. Post-operative swelling is normal, but once it dissipates the results will be noticeable.
If you are interested in learning more about facelift, neck lift or cheek augmentation in Dalton, please call or email Dr. Joel Williams today to schedule a surgical consultation. During your appointment you can learn about the other procedures offered at Williams Plastic Surgery, including body contouring and breast augmentation surgery in Dalton.