Resolve to look younger in 2018. Call Dr. Peter Abramson’s office in Atlanta, GA, to schedule a consultation appointment to discuss your aging facial profile and see how a necklift and facelift could benefit you.
The Abramson Difference
At Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery Center & Med Spa, we’ve dedicated ourselves to serving the facial needs of Atlanta including full facelift, mini facelift, necklift, rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, blepharoplasty, brow lift, neck lift, cheek enhancement, and ear surgery.
Our only focus is on the face, so you can be assured that double board certified Dr. Peter Abramson is an experienced, well-trained, successful facial plastic surgeon that you can trust. It’s his privilege to help his patients look and feel their best.
Whether you’re interested in brightening your eyes or considering combination facial surgery for more complete rejuvenation, you’ll find what you’re looking for with us.
With age, the muscles supporting the neck weaken, allowing vertical bands to emerge on the neck. Along with the bands, fat accumulates under the chin, and excess skin begins to sag. A necklift procedure smooths and tightens skin around the neck and removes unwanted fat to provide a more youthful appearance. When combined with a facelift, or mini facelift, the results are impressive and long-lasting. During the initial consultation, Dr. Abramson will determine what combination of procedures is needed to not only rejuvenate the neck area but the face as well.
Candidates for a Necklift
- Loose, sagging skin from under the chin
- Visible vertical bands on the neck
- Areas of fat under the chin, aka double chin, and on the neck
Prior to a necklift and facelift procedures, Dr. Abramson recommends that patients adhere to standard pre-op guidelines to allow for patient safety and maximum post-op results:
- Eat a healthy diet.
- DO NOT smoke in the weeks before and after surgery.
- DO NOT take pain medication containing aspirin or ibuprofen.
- Provide Dr. Abramson with a list of any medications you take regularly.
- DO NOT eat or drink after midnight the night before the procedure.
- DO NOT wear makeup or contact lenses to surgery.
- Patients must have a friend or relative drive them to and from the procedure.
About the Procedure
Dr. Abramson performs necklift and facelift surgery as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia. During the procedure, loose skin is pulled up, back and then removed. Incisions are hidden behind the ears thus providing a more youthful neck and jawline. The necklift often accompanies a mini-facelift or full-facelift procedure for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Aftercare and Recovery
Because a necklift and facelift are considered outpatient procedures, patients can begin the recovery process in the comfort of their own home the same day as surgery. After the procedure, a loose fitting dressing is applied. Typically, there is little to no discomfort after surgery; however, if pain is present it can easily be controlled with over-the-counter medication. Discoloration and bruising is a normal part of the recovery process and generally fades within seven days. To help the recovery process, Dr. Abramson provides important guidelines:
- Clean incisions with hydrogen peroxide daily
- Apply antibiotic ointments to incisions daily
- Wear the chinstrap provided as much as possible for 1 week after surgery
- DO NOT wear earrings for three weeks after surgery
- Recline in a face-up position at a 45-degree angle for at least two weeks
- Shower with lukewarm water starting 48 hours after surgery
- No heavy exercise for 2 weeks
- Keep scheduled follow-up appointments
Facelifts can reverse the effects gravity has on the face and make you look younger and fresher. As we age, we all experience the effects of gravity and age-related changes. Stress, wear and tear, and lifestyle factors also contribute to the unwanted changes we see in our faces such as deep creases, lines, wrinkles, folds and fat deposits. Men and women in their 40s and older commonly decide to “turn back the clock” by having facelifts.
A facelift from Dr. Peter Abramson is the obvious choice to improve the signs of aging and easily achieve a more youthful appearance. A facelift involves removing excess fat and skin from the face, tightening relaxed muscles, and re-draping the skin over the face and neck. A facelift can be done on its own or along with other facial procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery or nose reshaping. The results give you a more youthful appearance with smoother, tighter skin, while removing the unwanted lines, wrinkles, and folds.
Good Candidates for a Facelift
With a facelift from double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Abramson, you don’t have to leave your youthful good looks behind as you get older. Stop feeling self-conscious and give your self-esteem a boost with a personalized facelift from the Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons a good facelift candidate is one who is healthy and does not have medical condition that impair healing, is a nonsmoker, and one who has a positive attitude and realistic expectations.
The pre-op and post-op procedures for a facelift are much the same.
Combination procedures are common, and Dr. Abramson customizes each patient’s surgery for the best outcome. Each patient is unique, so each surgery is unique. During the consultation, Dr. Abramson, a board-certified professional will discuss your aesthetic desires and answer your questions.
Dr. Abramson is ready for 2018; he wants to help you look your best. Call his Atlanta, GA, office today to set up a consultation. Patients come from all over the Atlanta area and the state of Georgia because of Dr. Abramson’s surgical skill and the amazing patient experience at his office.
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