Facelift Specialist

Meridian Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Lasers located in Meridian, MS

Gravity, sun damage, and aging take a toll on your face, but a facelift from the board-certified team of surgeons at Meridian Plastic Surgery gives you back your youthful facial contours. Take a step to enhance your appearance today by calling the Meridian, Mississippi, office, or scheduling a facelift consultation online. You can also inquire about the excellent aesthetic services at the skin care clinic and surgery center to further improve your look.

Facelift Q & A

What makes my skin age?

With the passage of time, you may see an increase in the number of lines on your face. Your face may lose its youthful contours. Your skin feels less firm. 

You can blame these gradual changes on a combination of factors, including:

  • Thinning skin
  • Loss of facial fat
  • Gravity
  • Sun damage
  • Smoking
  • Heredity
  • Stress

But a facelift at Meridian Plastic Surgery works to reverse these harmful effects on your appearance, giving you back a more youthful, yet natural appearance. 

What is a facelift?

A facelift is a surgery to restore the natural youthful contours of your face while avoiding an unnatural, overstretched look. 

A full facelift can improve visible signs of aging on your face and neck. This procedure can smooth the skin and more clearly define the contours of your neck and jawline to refresh a tired facial appearance.

Who is an appropriate candidate for a facelift?

You can expect your surgeon at Meridian Plastic Surgery to discuss if you’re a good candidate for a facelift. Generally, it's best if you don't smoke, which can interfere with the healing process. Certain medical conditions also may affect whether a facelift is appropriate for you. 

Your surgeon thoroughly discusses the risks and benefits of the surgery to ensure you have a positive outlook and realistic expectations about your results. If you’re not a candidate, the skin care clinic offers skin tightening options to rejuvenate your appearance.

What happens in a facelift?

In a full facelift, you can expect your surgeon at Meridian Plastic Surgery to make an incision along your hairline near your temples. The incision continues to your lower scalp. In some cases, your surgeon makes an additional incision under your chin to smooth an aging neck. 

Your surgeon repositions your tissues and lifts your muscles to give your face additional firmness and support. They then redrape your skin over the uplifted contours and trim away excess skin before closing your incisions. 

When do I see results from a facelift?

You can expect visible bruising and swelling after your facelift. After this subsides in around 10-14 days, you begin to enjoy the noticeable improvements in your newly tightened face and jawline. Your final results may not only reveal a more youthful, well-rested appearance but also give you a much-deserved confidence boost.

If you're curious about a natural-looking facelift, contact the team of board-certified surgeons at Meridian Plastic Surgery today or book your consultation online.