Facelift surgery has long been a favorite among women and men who want to achieve refreshed, younger-looking versions of themselves. Recent years have seen great advancements in facelift techniques to make results look more natural than ever before. People considering facelift surgery in Nashville, TN routinely turn to Dr. Brian Tierney to help them turn back the clock on facial aging.
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Facelift surgery has long been a favorite among women and men who want to achieve refreshed, younger-looking versions of themselves.
What Is a Facelift?
At Dr. Tierney's Nashville practice, facelift is one of the most popular surgical options for facial rejuvenation. A traditional facelift typically focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face, improving the look of jowls, a double chin, marionette lines, and sunken cheeks. Because different people age at different rates, there is no "right age" for the surgery. Dr. Tierney evaluates each patient's individual needs to help him or her decide when it's time for a facelift.
Facelift surgery creates beautiful results on its own or in conjunction with eyelid surgery, a brow lift, or chin surgery.
Facelift surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed while you're under general anesthesia. Once you are asleep, Dr. Tierney makes an incision along the hairline and around the natural contours of the ears. Once he's made the incision, Dr. Tierney repositions the muscle and tissue beneath the skin according to your aesthetic goals. If excess fat is present, it may be removed via liposuction. He stitches together and tightens weak or loose muscles for a more defined, younger-looking placement. Once Dr. Tierney is satisfied with the corrections, he redrapes the skin, removing any extra for a smoother, natural-looking appearance. He then closes the incisions with sutures.
Facelift Recovery & Results
Prior to your surgery, Dr. Tierney takes care to explain your anticipated recuperation process to you, ensuring you know exactly what to expect. It's important to follow Dr. Tierney's instructions for caring for yourself following surgery. Good self-care ensures proper healing and better long-term results.
In addition to dressings, you may have 1 or 2 surgical drains placed in your incisions to minimize fluid accumulation and swelling. Prior to surgery, Dr. Tierney will demonstrate how to properly maintain these drains. They will be removed during your follow-up appointment.
Discomfort and pain is manageable with prescribed medication, and generally begins to decrease after about 48 hours. Dr. Tierney advises patients to avoid stooping or bending for several days following surgery. Sleeping in a reclining position, rather than flat, is an important way to minimize swelling.
Real Patient Photos
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The results of a facelift are not permanent, although they do set back the clock on the aging process, meaning you should always look several years younger than your chronological age. Most patients find that their results last for about 10 years, although the exact timeline depends on genetics, aftercare, and the surgical technique used. At this time, some patients choose to undergo a second facelift, while others prefer to maintain their results through the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers, or other non-invasive treatments.