Facelift in Knoxville, TN
We all know that drooping skin can add years to your appearance and can obscure the clean lines and angles that define your profile. That's why we encourage anyone dealing with sagging skin to consider a facelift at Knoxville's Breazeale Clinic, where Dr. Ed Breazeale applies his expertise and skill to reduce the signs of aging on his patients' faces. His technique tightens loose skin and restores definition, giving men and women alike a sleek, youthful look.
What Can a Facelift Do?
Signs of aging are most noticeable on the face, where loose skin and fat accumulations can create visual irregularities that everyone sees. The older we get, the more pronounced these changes can become. People who consider getting a facelift often have:
- overall sagging skin
- increasingly deep and permanent facial creases
- loss of jaw definition due to hanging skin or fat
- platysmal bands resembling thick vertical cords on the neck
Not every patient will necessarily bear all of these signs of aging, though some people who come to The Breazeale Clinic may be suffering from all of these issues—and more. Weight fluctuations can frequently contribute to loose skin, in that excess fat can stretch it out, but it may not be elastic enough to tighten back up if the weight is lost.
A facelift is tailored to each unique individual patient and involves Dr. Breazeale addressing one or more key features to create a harmonious and youthful look. He will talk with you during your consultation to learn what you don't like about your face and what visual outcome you are ultimately hoping to achieve. From there, he will work with you to chart the best course of action.
What Can You Expect From a Facelift?
Your facelift incision placement depends on the specific areas being addressed, surgery techniques, your personal health, and other vital factors. No matter where they go, however, the incisions will allow Dr. Breazeale access to your face's underlying structure while minimizing noticeable scarring.
Through these incisions, Dr. Breazeale will adjust tissue as necessary - getting rid of fat to slim down an area or bringing in fat from other areas to add volume, depending on the specifics of your individualized procedure. He will then tighten the skin over your new facial contours, trimming away excess skin as needed. The end result should be a proportionate, symmetrical face with a well-defined shape.
A facelift can take two to four hours to complete, though the exact surgery time will vary from person to person, depending on the scope of the work to be done. In general, you can expect a facelift to eliminate mid-face skin sagging, reduce the appearance of creases below your eyes and to the side of your nose and mouth, tighten away jowls, and diminish the impression of a double chin.
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A facelift can be combined with other face procedures to ensure that you maintain a youthful look from your hairline to your chin. Explore the Breazeale Clinic website—or call the office—to learn more about a brow lift, eyelid surgery, chin augmentation, and a neck lift.
The brow lift and eyelid surgery in particular can help to give a face an overall rejuvenated and more youthful look, since the components of a traditional facelift focus on the lower portions of the face. Patients seeking a balanced appearance can talk to Dr. Breazeale about what combination of surgeries will give them the appearance they want.
Facelift Recovery and More
The full scope of your unique surgery will determine your overall recovery time, but a facelift generally requires a couple to several weeks for healing and recovery. As stitches are removed and your face continues to heal, you will increasingly notice your fresh, new look.
Many patients choose to use their healing time as down time, since the first few days after a facelift tend to involve bandages and a lot of mandatory rest. You will most likely be able to begin using makeup two weeks after your surgery, but be sure to talk with Dr. Breazeale to make sure everything is healing according to plan.
Go Beyond a Facelift in Knoxville
A facelift corrects sagging skin and associated deep creases, but you may want to consider a skin care treatment for details—fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and the like—that also contribute to an overall aged appearance.
Botox® is a popular choice for people looking to smooth out a wrinkled forehead, and is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed each year in the United States. Dermal fillers - like Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Voluma™ XC - can fine tune your face by restoring youthful volume to specific sunken areas and bringing lost moisture back to your skin. A chemical peel exposes a new layer of smoother, healthier-looking skin, and microdermabrasion essentially polishes your face to remove blemishes and irregularities.