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Facelift


Let’s face it….aging of the face is inevitable. Gravity, sun exposure, and time all take their toll. As years go by, the skin of the face and neck begins to loosen, jowls form along the jawline, and beneath the chin, vertical folds appear at the front of the neck. A facelift procedure can address any of these changes on the face. The goal of the this procedure is to improve the appearance of the aging face by removing accumulated fat, re-supporting underlying facial tissues, and removing excess skin to achieve a more youthful, smoother facial appearance. Through advanced surgical techniques that lift and reposition the underlying facial tissues, Dr. Mathison’s facelift procedure results in a longer lasting, natural look while avoiding the artificial, “wind-swept” look of older style facelift surgeries. Many people in the East Tennessee area turn to Dr. Mathison to revive and refresh their appearance.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Mathison will evaluate the soft tissue and bony architecture of your face. As overall assessment of the face provides the basis for what one may expect from a facelift. Skin type, ethnic background and age, along with the degree of skin laxity are important factors influencing the outcome of facelift surgery.

If you decide to undergo this procedure, it really can make a dramatic improvement with only a small, subtle change. The goal is to restore a very natural look and to have patients look like themselves, just rested and refreshed. Patients are generally very gratified. The best candidate for a facelift is a physically healthy woman or man who is realistic about their expectations, and interested in improving sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin.

Modern technology has improved the way we perform this procedure. Unlike traditional brow lift surgery, which involved an incision across the entire forehead, the endoscopic brow lift is a minimally invasive method of lifting the brows. Its benefits include: smaller incisions, less invasive, lower rate of complications, reduced scarring/bruising/bleeding, and much faster recovery.

The aim of a brow lift is to enhance your natural beauty and make you look better without making you look different. People will notice how much better you look, and the new younger-looking brow will help lift your entire face, giving you a more youthful and relaxed appearance. Many times the brow lift is performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, to achieve the best overall improvement.

To learn more about face lifts and brow lifts, or other procedures to minimize the signs of aging, please call 865-862-5999.