Environmental factors (including sun exposure, smoking, smog, etc.) and the aging process can cause skin that was once smooth and tight to become loose and begin to sag.

Dr. Thomas Lintner, one of the most skilled and caring plastic surgeons in Atlanta, offers facelift procedures that are suited to our patients’ individual needs. Many patients need a full face lift, which is a surgery that is performed on both the face and the neck. This facelift procedure produces more natural-looking results, since both sections of skin are tightened and re-draped.

For some younger patients, a mid-face lift and/or BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers may be recommended by Dr. Lintner. These facial rejuvenation techniques are less invasive and involve a shorter recovery time. Dr. Lintner will only recommend these alternative procedures if he believes the results will look natural.

Whichever procedure that Dr. Lintner suggests, you can be assured that the recommendation is based on a careful, personalized assessment of facial structure and the condition of the skin on the face and neck. Dr. Lintner wants to produce facelift results that not only make him proud, but also make you happy!

Facelift Candidates

Dr. Lintner can reduce the signs of aging and smooth facial skin with results that look natural and beautiful. Ideal candidates for this procedure typically include individuals who:

  • Want to reduce signs of wrinkles and/or sagging skin on the face and neck
  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not smoke (or have quit smoking at least two weeks prior to treatment with no intention to resume)
  • Have realistic expectations of what facelift surgery can accomplish
  • Are close to their ideal weight (if significant weight is lost after the procedure, results can be affected)

In a consultation with Dr. Lintner, he can assess each patient’s unique needs, answer any questions they may have, and help to determine if they are a good candidate for this procedure. Dr. Lintner prides himself on putting the needs of his patients above all else, so if a facelift isn’t the best way to address your concerns, he will recommend an alternative treatment that is more appropriate.

Dr. Lintner and his staff made me feel very relaxed and confident in them. I will definitely recommend them.
G.A. Facelift Patient, Woodstock GA

Facelift Procedure

Dr. Lintner customizes each facelift surgery based on the goals discussed during the consultation. During facelift surgery, small incisions are typically made along the hairline and around the ears. Facial tissues and muscles are then gently tightened, and the skin is carefully re-draped. Excess skin is trimmed and removed. The procedure typically takes about four hours. For the in utmost safety, Dr. Lintner admits his facelift patients for 23-hour cosmetic observation in the hospital before releasing them home to the care of a family member or friend.

Facelift Recovery

Following facelift surgery, there will likely be swelling and bruising, as well as some discomfort. However, Dr. Lintner takes great care to conduct surgery in a way that results in minimal bruising. Any post-operative pain can usually be alleviated with oral medication. Many patients are able to see noticeable improvement in their appearance in as little as five days, but final results may not be apparent for several weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least four weeks, but patients can typically return to their daily routines after about ten days. Any resulting scars should be almost undetectable, since the incisions are carefully placed to be well-hidden along the hairline and ears. Once healing is complete, scars will fade and the skin should be smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking.

Contact Advanced Aesthetic Surgery today to schedule a face lift consultation with cosmetic surgeon Thomas Lintner, MD.

*Individual Results May Vary