What You Need to Know About Facelifts

A facelift, medically known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the face. It involves tightening and repositioning the facial skin and underlying tissues to reduce sagging, wrinkles, and signs of aging. By restoring a more youthful contour to the face, a facelift procedure can help individuals achieve a refreshed and revitalized appearance.

  • Average Cost: $9,000 to $12,000
  • Typical Recovery Period: Two Weeks
  • Discomfort Level: Relatively Moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: Local, General, or IV Sedation

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What are the Benefits of Cosmetic Facial Surgery?

Dr. Moran is renowned for her expertise in achieving remarkably natural results through facelift procedures in Nashville. This surgical intervention is designed to address various visible signs of aging in the face and neck, which may include:

  • Addressing sagging skin in the midface region.
  • Smoothing out deep creases beneath the lower eyelids.
  • Minimizing lines that extend from the nose to the mouth.
  • Restoring lost muscle tone to enhance facial contours.
  • Reducing the appearance of heavy jowls.
  • Eliminating loose skin and excess volume beneath the chin.

One of the remarkable features of Dr. Moran's facelift procedures is that all these corrections can be accomplished through carefully concealed incisions discreetly placed within the hairline and around the ears. This meticulous approach ensures a beautiful and inconspicuous outcome, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a more youthful appearance with confidence and grace.

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Is a Facelift the Right Choice for You?

Facial surgery is best performed on adult men and women who feel that their outward facial aging no longer reflects their personal view of themselves. Typically, cosmetic facial surgery affords greater self-confidence and self-esteem. To be considered a candidate for a facelift in Nashville with Dr. Moran, you should:

  • Be a non-smoker and in good general health
  • Have a positive outlook and specific but realistic goals for the improvement of your appearance
  • Possess some skin elasticity so your soft tissues can drape successfully over your new facial contours

It’s important to note that, as a restorative surgery, facelift procedures cannot change your fundamental appearance or completely stop the aging process. You will continue to age naturally, but aging will progress from the more youthful version of yourself that the facelift has restored.

Why Choose Dr. Mary Lynn Moran for your Facelift?

Choosing to have Nashville facelift surgery with Dr. Moran is a personal decision that hinges on your goals. If you elect to have the surgery, be sure you’re doing it for yourself – not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to fit into an “ideal” image.

"I have been a patient of Dr. Moran’s for many years. I was referred by a friend who was happy with the results of her facelift.

"I have never felt pressured to have treatments that I was not interested in… Recently a high school friend said I looked the best I ever have, and in all honesty, I thinks she’s right."

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Trained at Boston University, Tufts, and an accelerated six-year premed and medical school program at the University of Michigan, Dr. Mary Lynn Moran has 28 years of experience delivering natural results in a concierge practice. She is among the most credentialed plastic surgeons in the nation, and a trusted partner for patients in Franklin, TN, and beyond.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Moran is the first female president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and an assistant clinical professor at the Vanderbilt University of Medicine. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed her to the Medical Board of California, Division of Licensing, due to her commitment to public health and excellence in medical care.

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Dr. Moran customizes each procedure to match the specific needs and circumstances of every patient, ensuring it aligns perfectly with their aesthetic objectives. Your comfort and confidence in both your surgeon and the procedure itself are paramount, and you can have full trust in Dr. Moran's unwavering dedication to your well-being and aesthetic desires.

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Where is rhytidectomy surgery performed?

What kind of anesthesia is used?

What can I expect during the recovery period?

What are the alternatives to a facelift?

Where is rhytidectomy surgery performed?

rhytidectomy surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis or with an overnight stay for observation at a fully accredited outpatient surgery center in the Nashville and Franklin, TN area.

What kind of anesthesia is used?

Although many patients are put to sleep using general anesthesia, a facelift does not always require this option. It depends on the amount of facial tissue to be treated and the anticipated length of the surgery. We can provide an individualized answer to this question during your private consultation.

What can I expect during the recovery period?

The majority of our Franklin, TN patients recover well enough to return to work and most normal activities, including moderate exercise, in about two weeks.

What are the alternatives to a facelift?

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and facelift expert, Dr. Moran, will assess your signs of aging and create a customized treatment plan to help you look and feel your best. In some cases, this will require only a facelift. In others, you may need an additional procedure to achieve your aesthetic goals, such as:

  • Mini facelift: This procedure can rejuvenate a small portion of the face, along the chin and neck.
  • Eyelid Surgery: This approach is specifically designed to address drooping tissue above the eyes.
  • Brow lift: If the skin above your brows is showing the telltale signs of aging, this surgery can tighten and lift the area.
  • Neck lift: If you have excessive loose skin below the jawline, a neck lift may be necessary to restore your youthful contours.

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Other Facial Rejuvenation Options

If you are considering facial rejuvenation but not sure if a full facelift procedure is right for your needs, consider these alternative less invasive options:

  • Mini Facelift: A less extensive version of the traditional facelift, the mini facelift targets early signs of aging by lifting and tightening specific facial areas, often requiring shorter recovery time.
  • Liquid Facelift: These procedures may include BOTOX injections and dermal fillers to plump and re-contour your face. In addition, Dr. Moran often combines other non-surgical techniques with her facelift procedures to enhance the surgical results.

Schedule a Consultation Today

To meet with Dr. Moran and discuss what facelift surgery in Nashville can do for you, please contact us today and schedule a private consultation at our office.

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