Facelift Atlanta (Rhytidectomy)

Are you a Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

A rhytidectomy, or facelift, is a facial plastic surgery procedure that removes excess sagging skin from the face resulting in a tighter, more youthful look. You may be a candidate for facelift Atlanta surgery in Atlanta if you are concerned about the following:

  • Loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck
  • Sagging or wrinkles in the mid-face
  • Jowls and deep creases between the base of the nose and the corners of the mouth
  • Loss of facial definition and muscle tone
  • Loose skin and fat deposits around the face

What is a Facelift?

Facelifts range in size from “mini” to “standard” depending on location and extent of skin laxity. Facelifts are performed under general anesthesia. The placement of incisions differs depending of the patient and the type of facelift.  Typically, incisions are made within the hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending down around the earlobe and ending in or below the hairline behind the ear. Dr. Connors is extremely particular with the placement of facelift incisions and does his best to hide the incisions in discreet places so that they are not visible.  During the procedure, the subcutaneous layers and neck muscles are tightened, the facial skin is re-draped and lifted, and the excess skin is removed.
Full facial rejuvenation may combine facelift surgery with additional, complementary procedures including:

What to Expect During Your Facelift Consultation

During your initial facelift consultation, Dr. Connors will sit down with you and carefully examine the aspects of your face that you would like to alter.  As part of your visit, Dr. Connors will use his advanced mapping software to perform imaging of your face which will provide you with a 3D image of your rejuvenated post-surgery face. Dr. Connors and his dedicated team of staff will educate you about all of your surgical and nonsurgical options and create a cosmetic treatment plan that is right for you.

Visit our Patient Resources for more information on Dr. Connors’ specific post-operative instructions related to this procedure.

Dr. Connors was awarded the people’s choice honor of Best Plastic Surgeon of Atlanta for Facial Surgery by Jezebel Magazine.  If you are interested in learning why Dr. John Connors may be the plastic surgeon for your facelift surgery, please contact our Atlanta office today at (404) 994-3388 for a complimentary consultation.


Note: The specific risks and the suitability of facelift surgery for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. The information on this web site is not a substitute for a consultation.