Facelift in Atlanta, GA

Are you tired of seeing wrinkles and sagging skin on your face? A facelift performed by Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery can improve and refresh your facial appearance. Our practice caters to residents of Buckhead, Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and neighboring communities in Georgia.

What is a Facelift?

As we age, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in our faces. Creases form between the nose and mouth, the jaw line grows slack and jowly, and folds and fat deposits appear around the neck. A facelift can help to “set back the clock,” improving visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone or with other procedures, such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.

How is a Facelift performed?

Most facelifts are performed under local anesthesia combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. You’ll be awake but relaxed, and your face will be insensitive to pain. A facelift usually takes several hours to complete. Incisions usually begin above the hairline at the temples, extend in a natural line in front of the ear (or just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear), and continue behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck needs work, a small incision may also be made under the chin. In general, Dr. Bootstaylor will separate the skin from the fat and muscle below. Fat may be trimmed or suctioned from around the neck and chin to improve the contour. Dr. Bootstaylor then tightens the underlying muscle and membrane, pulls the skin back, and removes the excess. Stitches secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions.

Dr. Bootstaylor performs surgical procedures at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Piedmont Hospital, Northside Hospital, Lake Spivey Ambulatory Surgery Care, LLC, and WellStar Windy Hill Hospital.

What are the risks involved?

Complications with facelift surgery are infrequent and usually minor. Still, individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities. Dr. Bootstaylor will give you clear and specific directions for creating the best possible outcome.

How quickly will I heal after a Facelift?

You should be up and about in a day or two but plan on taking it easy for the first week after surgery. Be especially gentle with your face and hair, since your skin will be both tender and numb, and may not respond normally at first. Dr. Bootstaylor will give you specific guidelines for gradually resuming your normal activities. They’re likely to include these suggestions: Avoid strenuous activity, including sex and heavy housework, for at least two weeks (walking and mild stretching are fine); avoid alcohol, steam baths, and saunas for several months. Above all, get plenty of rest and allow your body to spend its energy on healing.
Expect by the third week to look and feel much better. Most patients are back at work about 10 days to two weeks after surgery. If you need it, special camouflage makeup can mask most bruising that remains.

Does a Facelift leave scars?

A facelift will produce a very faint hairline scar that is typically camouflaged along the natural hairline, while other smaller scars may be hidden in the natural creases of the face and neck. These scars will naturally fade over time, becoming nearly invisible after a few months.

How long do results last?

Although facelift results are considered long term, the procedure alone cannot deter the aging process, and several factors may affect how long your results last, such as age, skin condition, and lifestyle. Since younger skin retains more of its natural elasticity, results naturally last longer in younger patients. If your skin is lax due to age, sun damage, smoking, or weight fluctuations, you may require a follow-up procedure after a few years, though you may opt for a less invasive procedure at that time. Taking good care of your skin will also enhance your results and make them last longer. We recommend using daily sun protection with a minimum SPF 30. Of course, you should also avoid smoking and harmful irritants that can damage your skin over time, and observe a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain youthful-looking results. Some patients will require some form of follow-up treatment after several years, but typically a less invasive procedure can help you successfully prolong the results of your facelift.

Upgrade your life with a rejuvenating facelift to improve and rejuvenate your facial appearance. The team of specialists at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery is passionate about helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. Using the latest and most advanced procedures in the industry, we provide facelifts and other cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for patients residing in Atlanta, Conyers, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and nearby communities in Georgia. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Our Reviews
Wrong made Right "Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor and her staff were amazing. They made each visit a good experience. After losing weight I did not feel at all good about my appearance. Dr. Bootstaylor did an amazing job turning my dream body into reality. I really love my finished results. I feel amazing and my confidence level has shot up 100%. Thinking back on everything, I feel I made the right decision choosing Dr. Bootstaylor. I would definitely recommend her to others." by Detric R.
SHE GOT ME SUPER TIGHT "Dr. Bootstaylor is SUPER AMAZING!! Love this Lady. She and her staff Chelsey are very professionAL and trustworthy. If she says it, you can count on it. She performed the best muscle repair EVER. I’ve got my figure back… :-)" by D.C.
My New Look "Very pleased with my results if I had to do it all over again I would!!!!!!!" by Diana Frazier
Best thing I have ever done! "Dr. Bootstaylor is amazing in her profession! I am considering going back to have more work done of other parts of my body! I just love her style and her work!" by M Freeman
Thanks again "I must say I love Dr Bootstaylor and her staff. She made me feel very comfortable and confident. My breasts are absolutely beautiful. Thanks again" by Chandra Mayo
My procedure was a tremendous success "My procedure was a tremendous success, as I knew it would be, and I will continue to recommend the doctor and her staff to anyone who is considering plastic surgery." by P. P.
My results have changed my life "I couldn’t have dreamed of better breasts. They are exactly what I wanted and I almost do not recognize my breasts in the mirror now. Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor took the time to explain the entire procedure to me on our first consult day and answer all of my questions. I loved the all-female office. I always felt comfortable. My results have changed my life. I am able to fit into clothes I never would have been able to wear." by M. F.
Thank you for sharing your gift with me "You have a gift! Thank you for sharing it with me." by A. B.
I’m floored by the result "Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor you are petite and pleasant and I cannot believe how you transformed my body into shapely curves. As you said, You work with what you have. I’m floored by the result." by A. C.
Your spirit is exceptional. "Your spirit is exceptional." by K. S.
I’m loving my new look! "I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful results from my surgery. The entire process was very positive and that’s because of you and your great professional staff. I still think I’m a vain old woman but I’m loving my new look!" by P. L.
You all are truly wonderful! "I would like to take this moment to show my gratitude for your kindness and the great job you all did as each of you helped my daughter prepare for her first surgery. You all are truly wonderful! Thanks for your Kindness and making us feel comfortable about the surgery. May god continue to shower you all with His blessings." by P. N.
Thank each of you so much "Thank each of you so much for being so kind and patient with me during and after my surgery. You all are beautiful and I really appreciate everything you’ve done." by K. G.
I am very very very happy "I just want you to know that I am very very very happy with the reduction that you performed. I feel so much more confident about my body and I’m just pleased. – Thanks a million." by C. R.
I am so happy "I am so happy that I was able to benefit from your surgical care and your warm and caring bedside manner. I wish you and your practice the best." by J. A.
Thank you for taking good care of me during surgery "Just wanted to say thank you for taking good care of me during surgery. You are truly a beautiful person inside and out." by K. G.
Thanks for giving me my superwoman back! "Thanks for giving me my superwoman back!" by R. P.
Professional and courteous staff "Your professional and courteous staff is so refreshing." by L. T.
I wish you the best "I wanted to let you know how I blessed I feel to have found a caring health professional such as yourself to help connect the conditions that had been affecting the quality of my life for too long. I wish you the best." by J. A.
You guys are phenomenal! "I have never had a physician’s office call me and email during my business travel to remind me to carry out a post-operative instruction. You guys are phenomenal!" by S. B.
Thank you for being an excellent doctor! "I would like to express my appreciation for the wonderful job you have done. Thank you for being an excellent doctor!" by M. L.
The results are fantastic! "I felt really taken care of and much supported. Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor and her staff were very helpful with choosing the right size of implants. The results are fantastic! It turned out perfect!" by C. C.
Your office is committed to the highest standard "I’ve worked in a lot of physician offices and seen a lot of things, but after meeting you I see why your staff is always professional, patient, attentive and dedicated. These qualities emanate from you. Your office is committed to the highest standard of patient care." by L. M.
Thanks for making my holidays ever so bright! "Thanks for making my holidays ever so bright! Wishing you and yours the same!" by S. R. J.
I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart "I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for turning this surgery into such a transformative event in my life." by M. T.
Dr. B is board certified in beautification! "I searched the internet looking at before and after photos and I spoke with representatives at a lot of offices that performed buttock augmentation. On the phone and on the internet, I encountered descriptions of lengthy OR times, staged surgery procedures, liposuction pictures that looked like buttock augmentation had been preformed but not listed and non- plastic surgeons predominately advertising the Brazilian buttock lift. I picked Dr. Bootstaylor because of her before and after liposuction photos, her excellent reputation in the community and her broad certification in Plastic Surgery. The consult was great and the new sensible shapeliness of my…" by J. J.
Thank you for helping me help myself "Amazing post-operative care and concern! Thank you for helping me help myself. I’m sorry I waited so long." by A. M.
Dr. Bootstaylor is an artist "I am an attractive young lady and I have struggled to reshape my figure. With in one month of my fat transfer and liposuction, I look and feel so different about myself. Dr. Bootstaylor is an artist. I love dressing up now and I am now even more motivated to maintain my result." by W. J.
Thanks for believing in me "You definitely have an artistic eye and I can not believe how you transformed my spirits and my lifestyle. You always had a ready smile and confidence in my result. Thanks for believing in me." by T. J.
I would recommend her office over and over again "The lower half of my body does not match the upper half of my body and Dr. Bootstaylor explained my condition so simply that I believed I could hope for change. I am still healing and shrinking and could not be more pleased by my result, post-operative care and the service that her great office provided. Although Dr. Bootstaylor did not perform a Brazilian buttock lift or buttock augmentation, she shaped the lower half of my body to accentuate and compliment my naturally large buttock. I would recommend her office over and over again." by J. S.
Results Exceeded My Expectations! "I’m a big fan of Dr. Bootstaylor and her staff! I'm overjoyedwith the results of my mommy makeover. Dr. Bootstaylor iseverything I could have hoped for in a Plastic Surgeon. She is a gifted surgeon, caring, experienced and professional. Thank you for my new body." by Karen Rychlik