With his advanced knowledge of facial anatomy and his experience in performing different facelift techniques, Dr. Ben Light is skilled at treating the signs of aging. He performs facelift surgery at his practice in Decatur, Alabama to reduce wrinkled, sagging skin and has helped many patients enjoy a more refreshed, vibrant, and youthful-looking appearance.
The Facelift Procedure
Depending on the patient’s age and the laxity of his or her skin, Dr. Light will perform either a mini facelift or standard facelift procedure. The mini facelift is intended for patients in their late thirties to early fifties whose skin has begun to droop or sag but does not require significant correction. The standard facelift can benefit older patients with sagging jowls and loose neck skin. This procedure is often performed along with liposuction and/or neck lift surgery to enhance the results of the procedure for patients in their fifties, sixties, and beyond.
Dr. Light will make incisions within the patient’s hairline, in the natural crease where the ear meets the side of the face, and other discrete locations. From these incisions, Dr. Light will reduce excess fat, tighten and “lift” facial muscles, and trim excess skin. Through these steps, Dr. Light achieves smoother, younger-looking facial contours.
Depending on your age and the laxity of your skin, I will perform either a mini facelift or standard facelift procedure. The standard facelift can benefit older patients with sagging jowls and loose neck skin.Dr. Ben Light, M.D.
Both the mini facelift and standard facelift can refresh and revitalize the appearance of the lower third of the face. Although the facelift does not address wrinkles or drooping skin on the forehead or near the eyes, many patients choose to undergo a browlift and/or blepharoplasty in conjunction with facelift surgery.
Recovery from Facelift Surgery
Because the mini facelift is performed to address specific areas, it requires shorter incisions and a shorter recovery time. Mini facelift patients may be able to return to work after only two to three days of rest. The standard facelift may require a healing period of up to two weeks. In both procedures, Dr. Light utilizes advanced, less-invasive endoscopic techniques whenever possible to reduce recovery times. He and his staff will also provide complete instructions to follow so that patients heal as quickly and as comfortably as possible.
Why Choose Dr. Light
Dr. Ben Light is a fellowship-trained, board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He completed a facial plastic surgery fellowship with Dr. Dean Toriumi, a pioneer in the field and recognized by W Magazine one of the five best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. Dr. Light has met rigorous standards to become certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is the only board-certified facial plastic surgeon between Nashville and Birmingham.