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What is a 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 on your 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 goals of a facelift procedure are to improve the appearance of the aging face. To do this properly, a surgeon has to go through a number of steps in order to get a desirable result.
The steps are as follows:

  • Removing accumulated fat
  • Re-supporting underlying facial tissues
  • Removing excess skin to achieve a more youthful, smoother facial appearance.

Dr. Mathison’s facelift procedure results in a longer lasting, more natural look. He accomplishes this while also avoiding the artificial, “wind-swept” look of older style facelift surgeries. Many people around East Tennessee 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. An overall assessment of the face provides the basis for what one may expect from a facelift. Skin type, ethnic background, and age, skin laxity are all important factors influencing the outcome of facelift surgery.

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Making your decision

Who should get a facelift? Anyone interested in improving physical features like sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin. You might also be interested in a facelift if you would like to look more rested, youthful, and refreshed.

A facelift can be life-changing. To get the best results from a procedure, it is important to be physically healthy and to have a healthy expectation for the aesthetics outcomes of your procedure.
You can expect a dramatic improvement in your facial aesthetics with the small, subtle change you’ll get from a facelift. Patients are generally very gratified.


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
  • A lower rate of complications
  • Reduced scarring/bruising/bleeding
  • Much faster recovery

The aim of a brow lift is to enhance your natural beauty. It is effective because it makes 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. Likewise, giving you a more youthful and relaxed appearance. A brow lift can be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures too. A brow lift combined with a full facelift can produce some of the most dramatic results.

To learn more about facelifts and brow lifts, or other procedures to minimize the signs of aging, please call 865-777-1727 or contact us.