RG Signature Facelift

Facelifts are some of the most sought after procedures by men and women alike. This procedure can dramatically tighten and tone the skin on the face and neck, making patients look and feel years younger.

RG Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation Spa provide patients in the Nashville, Tennessee area with a variety of state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.

What is a Facelift?

Also referred to as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure that can be used to tighten the skin on the face and neck in a holistic, natural-looking way. Excess fat is also removed during the procedure, leaving the patient with a more sculpted, contoured face shape. Facelifts are one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available today because they bring patients dramatic results that last for years after the initial surgery.

What can it Treat?

A facelift can be used to treat a broad range of cosmetic imperfections on the face and neck. In general, this treatment is one of the most effective ways to tighten the skin and eliminate displaced fat. Some of the specific problems it addresses include:

  • Deep eyelid creases
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Excess skin resulting in a double chin
  • Jowls

What can I expect from an RG Signature Facelift Procedure?

Facelift techniques have been slowly tweaked and perfected over the past 15 years. Facelifts administered today bring patients significantly less downtime than ones performed in the past. During the patient’s consultation appointment, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will discuss the specific risks and expected recovery time for the procedure.

Before undergoing a facelift, patients are administered anesthesia medication. The entire procedure takes between 3-4 hours to complete. It is important to note that modern facelift procedures involve a repositioning of underlying musculature to a youthful position; it is not merely a skin removal surgery. While the loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to a variety of factors, addressing the loss of facial fat is part of the RG Plastic Surgery Facelift. The fat that has shifted down or has disappeared deepens the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth and creates jowls in the lower cheeks and jaw. The gaunt appearance of the face is synonymous with old age. Replacing volume with autologous fat (your own fat) over surgically repositioned facial muscles and removing excess skin is the most effective way to restore the natural look of youth.

Once the surgery is over, the patient is bandaged and given drainage tubes to help drain excess fluid that collects in the skin during recovery. Swelling usually goes down within 10-14 days of receiving treatment, and most patients can return to work within two weeks. Incisions are discreetly placed in front of the ear and hardly visible.

Unlike non-invasive procedures, the results of a facelift can last for years after the surgery is performed. How long these results last depends on factors like the patient’s skin quality, weight fluctuations, and environmental exposure.
A signature characteristic of a beautiful facelift at RG Plastic Surgery begins with achieving your best skin. Nothing gives away age like dark age spots, crepey skin, and uneven skin pigmentation. The quality of the skin is addressed with laser treatments like Halo and discoloration treated with BBL. We believe nothing completes your look the way youthful, glowing skin can enhance the overall appearance of a facelift.

Am I a good Candidate?

Most individuals interested in correcting loose or sagging facial skin that are between the ages of 40-70 are good candidates for a facelift procedure. The best candidates for this treatment also have strong, well-defined bone structures.

Before undergoing surgery, each interested patient must schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia. During this appointment, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will take into consideration each patient’s cosmetic goals, current state of health, and medical history in order to decide if a facelift is right for them.

Contact RG Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation Spa today to schedule your very own consultation appointment to learn more.