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    An Overview of Facelift Surgery

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    Facelift Surgery Atlanta

    Facelift AtlantaThe first thing that people notice about others is their face. If you have attractive facial features, you seem to draw people towards you. On the other hand, facial flaws are very difficult to hide as people are too quick to notice them. As we start aging, the signs of aging also begin to appear and these can even make us look older than our real age. To solve this problem, there is a surgical procedure which is carried out to provide the face a much younger look, it is known as facelift. In medical terms, it is called rhytidectomy. This procedure is normally done by a cosmetic surgeon.

    How well does it work?

    Undergoing a facelift procedure will definitely make you look much attractive and younger. You will keep on getting older, but a facelift can make you look even ten years younger. For many people, this may lead to an increase in self-confidence and would reduce the anxiousness of getting older. A face-lift can cut back signs of growing old to a large extent.  To achieve the best results, you might want to get a face lift done first and then go for the treatment of your skin. The safety and success of your face-lift operation depends a lot on the experience,skills and past successful surgeries of your plastic surgeon.

    What you can expect after the surgery?

    Your face will remain bandaged for a few days after the operation. The dressings and stitches will be removed after a period of five to ten days. To relieve the pain, you can take the medicines prescribed by the doctors. Use cold compresses to ease the  bruising and swelling on the face. You may have to keep your head still and elevated. You will have to refrain from smoking as tobacco raises the risk for tissue and skin damage and might defer the process of healing. You can continue with your daily routine in around three weeks time. Your skin may feel dry, rough and numb which may last for some time but this is perfectly normal after the surgery and wont bother you much.

    When to consider this surgery?

    If you are healthy and do not suffer from any kind of lifestyle diseases, have a pragmatic outlook towards the surgery and have a positive attitude to life, you are a good candidate for the operation. Apart from having a positive attitude, if you suffer from the following problems you can go for the procedure:

    • Sagging skin on your neck: People with drooping skin on the neck can go for this surgery as this procedure gets rid of the excessive skin and make your neck look better.
    • People with creases on their face
    • Excessive facial fat which looks out of place
    • Sagging skin near your jawline
    • Loss of muscles on the face
    • People having double chin

    You will be able to find a lot of qualified plastic surgeons who are specialist in the area of cosmetic surgery in and around Atlanta.

    For more information on treatments and procedures offered offered by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul McCluskey visit:

    plastic surgery cost atlantaPlastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta is a premier practice providing proven and effective aesthetic and reconstructive surgery procedures of the breast, body and face. Led by Dr. Paul McCluskey, an experienced plastic surgeon, the practice focuses on meeting patients’ expectations in a safe and satisfactory manner.

    Patients in and around Atlanta, GA can receive a wide range of treatment options from Dr. McCluskey. As a cosmetic surgeon, he understands each patient’s aesthetic goals are unique, and ensures that customized treatment options and approaches are followed to suit their needs in the best possible way.

    Range of Procedures

    The Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta provides the following main surgical treatment options:


    • Arm Lift
    • Thigh Lift
    • Brazilian Butt Lift
    • Body Lift
    • Tummy Tuck
    • Liposuction
    • Mommy Makeover


    • Breast Augmentation
    • Breast Augmentation with lift
    • Breast Lift
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Revision
    • Male breast reduction for gynecomastia


    • Browlift
    • Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Facelift
    • Mid-Facelift
    • Facial Implants
    • Necklift
    • Revision Rhinoplasty
    • Rhinoplasty

    Cost Difference in Procedures

    The cost of each of the aesthetic or reconstructive procedures performed by a plastic surgeon is likely to be different. The treatment approach, technology involved and skills, efforts and time required to complete a procedure successfully will usually vary from one procedure to another. All these inputs have a direct bearing on the overall cost of the procedure. For example, a full tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is likely to cost more than a relatively smaller procedure such as neck lift.

    Similarly, a comprehensive mommy makeover, which includes tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation or reduction and breast lift, can be a costly affair because of the extensive treatments involved. However, in terms of cost effectiveness, a mommy makeover may prove to be more cost effective compared to each procedure performed individually. Surgeries that involve functional correction, reconstruction, repair or revision over a previous surgery may be more expensive because they are usually more intricate and complex.

    The cosmetic surgeon will usually discuss the cost aspect in detail with the patient beforehand, and help the patient make the right choices. Sometimes a patient may just need a minor improvement in the chin, nose, lips, brows or eyelids, and a surgery such rhinoplasty, brow lift, eyelid lift or chin or lip augmentation may be sufficient to achieve the purpose. In such case, the surgeon may advise the patient to avoid a complete facelift surgery, which may be more costly as well as unnecessary from the patient’s point of view.

    Strategic Factors that could Impact the Price

    Procedures that do not involve general anesthesia may cost slightly lower because the costs of anesthesia are excluded. When it is safe and convenient for the patient, Dr. McCluskey performs procedures on an outpatient basis. This also brings down the overall cost of treatment because overnight stay and care expenses are avoided. Efficiency of a practice, support of the staff members and cost-reduction efforts of the plastic surgeon may sometimes help bring down the costs to an extent.

    Other Factors Influencing Cost

    Some common factors are likely to impact the cost of every procedure in a uniform manner. Some of the key common factors include the following:

    • The skills, experience, and reputation of the cosmetic surgeon are likely to have a bearing on the surgeon’s fee.
    • Geographical location of the practice will impact the cost because the general cost of living varies in each place. For instance, the cost in Mobile, AL may be different from the cost in Manhattan, NYC for the same procedure.
    • Quality of facilities and services provided at the surgical facility or hospital, including the expertise of support staff.

    Actual Cost of a Procedure

    The actual cost of a procedure will differ from one location to another and even from one practice to another within the same location due to so many cost influencing factors involved. However, to provide an indication to new patients about the expected costs of various plastic and reconstructive procedures, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) compiles cost data across the United States each year.

    According to the data released by ASPS for 2012, for instance, the average cost of abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery was $5,241. This is the basic national average figure, and does not include the costs of anesthesia, operating room facilities or additional costs. The cost of breast augmentation in 2012 on a national average basis was $3,543, but ASPS indicates that costs would vary depending on the type of implants used and several other factors. For breast lift surgery in 2012, the national average cost was $4,332, and the cost for liposuction surgery came to $2,852.

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