Facial Plastic Surgery Atlanta
Facial plastic surgery can address the signs of facial aging and restore a more youthful, rejuvenated profile. Some of the most common cosmetic concerns for patients involve the skin and features of the face. Facial rejuvenation surgery at Killingsworth Center for Plastic Surgery is recommended for lines, wrinkles, and creases around the mouth, nose, eyes, and other areas of the face. Facial plastic surgery can also improve facial contours by adding natural-looking volume to the cheeks, chin, and lips. Dr. Christopher Killingsworth is a double board-certified plastic surgeon. Together, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team offer facial rejuvenation to help Atlanta patients revitalize their facial profile.*
WHAT ARE MY FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY OPTIONS?*
Facial plastic surgery involves a combination of cosmetic surgery and treatment options to restore balance to your facial features. Killingsworth Center for Plastic Surgery offers a variety of facial surgery techniques, including:
A facelift can reduce facial sagging and tighten the contours of the cheek, mouth, and eyes. Facelift surgery is designed to achieve long-lasting, comprehensive results for patients looking to reduce the signs of facial aging.
Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)
A brow lift can raise drooping eyebrows by tightening the skin and muscles of the forehead. Not only can this procedure add natural-looking lift to the brows, but it can also soften fine lines and wrinkles around the forehead.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the upper and lower eyelids for a more rested, youthful expression. Blepharoplasty can address sagging upper eyelids while also targeting puffiness and bags under the eyes.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Rhinoplasty surgery can change the size or shape of your nose for cosmetic or functional reasons. Nose surgery can address the nose tip, bridge, and nostrils to correct asymmetries. Rhinoplasty can also address breathing difficulties caused by a deviated septum.
The neck area is prone to developing loose skin, wrinkles, fatty deposits, and banding as a result of aging, weight loss, and sun damage. Neck lift surgery can achieve a younger-looking neck and jawline for long-lasting results.
Lip augmentation is for patients seeking an increase in the definition and / or size of their lips. Lip augmentation can produce dramatic or subtle results, depending on your preference. Lip enhancement can be accomplished with the use of injectable fillers, implants, or other surgical techniques.
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ear surgery is designed to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. Otoplasty can be performed on both children and adults to restore symmetry and balance to your facial profile.
Earlobe surgery can repair torn or split earlobes caused by repeated piercings, heavy earrings, or accidents. Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team perform torn earlobe surgery to restore symmetry. This minimally invasive procedure can be performed in-office.
WHY UNDERGO FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY?
Defined facial features, visible contours, and proportionate, natural angles that create a structural balance characterize a youthful face. Unfortunately, we cannot maintain our youthful features forever since facial aging is an inevitable process that affects us all. As we age, soft tissue and skin changes begin to develop, leading to wrinkles, progressive sagging (ptosis), and the degeneration, decline, or decrease of volume (atrophy). Deflation refers to the progressive loss of volume in our faces that leaves our skin to support the shrinking fat, muscle, and bone. While all of our facial structures are affected by atrophy, volume loss primarily occurs in the subcutaneous fat compartments and, to a lesser extent, in the bone, muscle, and skin layers. Facial plastic surgery can help accentuate facial volume while also reducing the prominence of wrinkles and drooping skin.*
WHAT ARE MY NON-SURGICAL FACIAL REJUVENATION OPTIONS?*
Killingsworth Center for Plastic Surgery also offers non-surgical procedures for patients who are not ready to undergo facial surgery, including:
BOTOX® is a protein that weakens the muscles that cause your skin to wrinkle. BOTOX® is a quick treatment that is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the forehead, eyes, and mouth to improve worry lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
Dermal fillers provide patients with non-invasive treatments to enhance the look and feel of their skin for youthful-looking results. Dermal fillers are injected underneath the skin to smooth out wrinkles by plumping up specific areas that may include the nasolabial fold, marionette lines, and oral commissures.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FACIAL APPEARANCE
Sometimes, how you look on the outside may not be indicative of the youthfulness you feel on the inside. Your face is the first impression you make. Over time, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, stress, environmental factors, and the natural aging process can take its toll on facial volume, texture, and elasticity. Facial plastic surgery is the art of improving one’s appearance by combining science and medicine. This applies to both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. As we continue to live healthier and longer lives, more people today are deciding they want to maintain their youthfulness.
WHAT IS THE FACIAL ANATOMY?
Your facial appearance is determined by four basic components that include:
- Bone – The facial skeleton is responsible for the shape of your face and the foundation that supports the overlying soft tissues.
- Muscle – The facial muscles that allow you to make expressions are located in various areas on the face and they originate in the bone around the facial skeleton.
- Fat – The fat on your face is located above the muscle layer and below your skin.
- Skin – The outermost layer on your face is the skin, which is made up of three layers, including the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (structural layer where the epidermis rests), and the subcutaneous layer which is located below the dermis with the rest of the fat compartments, providing a cushion layer to your skin.
From your forehead to your neck, your face makes a significant statement about you. Being satisfied with your facial appearance sends a powerful message of self-esteem, pride, and confidence. Facial plastic surgery offers many possibilities for refining and improving all areas of your face. Our ultimate goal is to make you look younger – not to make you look like a different person. Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team believe strongly in achieving realistic, natural-looking facial rejuvenation results.*
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY?
At Killingsworth Center for Plastic Surgery, we look forward to helping you look as young as you feel. Facial cosmetic surgery is designed to alter and improve the appearance of specific features of the face, head, and neck. Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team can determine if you are an ideal candidate for facial rejuvenation surgery. During your consultation, we will give you the opportunity to confidentially express what areas of concern you have. We will thoroughly examine your face and neck, including your skin, muscle tone, bone structure, and fat distribution. Our facial plastic surgeons believe that knowledge enables a patient to make a more informed decision so we will encourage you to ask questions, and will listen to your desires before creating a treatment plan that will give you the results you expect and deserve. For some patients, we will recommend combining multiple facial rejuvenation procedures into one session to avoid the lengthy downtime and recovery process involved with numerous surgeries.*
HOW MUCH DOES FACIAL SURGERY IN ATLANTA COST?
Killingsworth Center for Plastic Surgery has earned an exceptional reputation amongst our patients because our facial plastic surgeons take the time to tailor each surgery to the individual. As such, the cost of facial cosmetic surgery varies by patient. We provide a complete cost of your procedure after your consultation. Payment can be made by cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.
HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY IN ATLANTA?
Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss facial rejuvenation in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.208.6008, our Cumming, GA office at 678.400.0302, or request an appointment online today.