Dual Plane Facelift Mobile, AL

People have been looking for the Fountain of Youth since Ponce De Leon. For those people who do not like the signs of aging that include:

  • Jowls
  • Marionette lines
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • Turkey gobbler neck

A face lift will tighten and lift the skin and make your face and neck younger appearing. In recent years there has been a lot of press about “mini face lifts” and facial rejuvenation without “down time” but there is no substitute for a facelift to tighten loose skin of the face and neck. Dr. Proffitt often states with “mini” procedures you get “mini” results.

At your consultation with Dr. Proffitt, you will be invited to watch an educational DVD on facial procedures and view a library of before and after photos. Dr. Proffitt will also take your medical history and conduct a through examination. He will also give you his recommendations and answer any questions or concerns you may have. You will also receive a written personalized quote for your surgery. Dr. Proffitt strives for a through understanding of his patients’ desires and expectations while educating the patient on realistic surgical goals.

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Will My Insurance Pay for a Face lift?

A face lift is a cosmetic procedure and therefore is not covered by insurance.

How is the Surgery Performed?

Surgical incisions are well hidden in the hairline, behind the ear and in the temporal region. Incisions may also be hidden in the fold in the front of the ear and under the chin. Dr. Proffitt usually performs a two layer face lift both above and below the jaw line. The deeper layer includes the platysma muscle in the neck and the SMAS above the jaw line. This allows better lifting of tissues without the windblown look of pulling the skin too tight. The surgery takes about 3 to 4 hours. A large bulky dressing is applied. Dr. Proffitt will change this dressing at your first post operative appointment, usually after one day. You may shampoo hair and shower after three days. Most sutures are removed in one week and some in the hairline after two weeks. Make up may be applied after the initial sutures are removed at the one week mark.

Where is the Surgery Performed?

Dr. Proffitt performs face lifts in an outpatient facility using general anesthesia administered under the supervision of a board certified anesthesiologist.

What is my Recovery Time?

You should expect to require at least 1 to 2 weeks off work. Once the sutures are removed at 1 week you can apply makeup. Sutures in the hairline are removed at 2 weeks. There will be bruising that takes 3 weeks to clear. No strenuous activity for 6 weeks. During the entire time walking is ok.

What are the Risks?

  • There is no age limit or minimum age. As long as you are healthy and any medical condition is controlled. AGE IS NOT A GUAGE.
  • As with any surgery, bleeding and infection, although rare, can occur. Infection after a facelift is extremely rare.
  • All smoking and any nicotine containing product including nicotine gum, patches and electronic cigarettes must be stopped at least six weeks before surgery.
  • Muscle weakness can occur but is usually temporary.
  • You face may feel tight and constricted, but contrary to most people’s idea, a facelift is not very painful.

Your New Look

A more youthful and fresher appearance with final results apparent in two to three months

To Schedule Your Face lift in Mobile, AL

To learn more about face lift surgery in Mobile, contact the office of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Randy Proffitt. Our office is located at 6317 Piccadilly Square, Mobile, AL 36609. You can reach us by email, with the online contact form, or by calling 251-344-0322.