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Your face is the expressive instrument through which we communicate our emotions to the entire world. Make sure you’re facing the world with your most attractive features. Enduring rejuvenation can be yours when you begin your transformation journey with Dr. Brian Arslanian (aka Drhotlanta®). A facelift will help subtract years from your look by removing lax, excess skin from your face.  

Dr. Arslanian brings premium aesthetic services to the beautiful souls of Atlanta. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and learn more. You can call (678) 894-9200 to speak with one of our helpful representatives. Or, if you prefer, we offer SKYPE consultations, as well. 

What is Rhytidectomy?

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Lax, sagging skin will only become worse as you get older. That’s because your collagen production takes a nosedive as you enter your golden years. Struts of collagen and elastin make up the underlying structure of your visage.[1] As they degrade, so does your sharp and youthful luster. Facelift surgery will remove the excess skin hanging from your face. It will eliminate wrinkles and make you appear taut and young once more! 

Look and Feel Younger with a Facelift

  • Tightens up hanging cheeks
  • Shrinks jowls 
  • Erases laugh lines 
  • Muffles frown lines 
  • Eliminates wrinkles caused by skin laxity 

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Ideal Candidates

Ready for a lift? The ideal candidate is one in good health without significant medical problems. It is also very important that every plastic surgery patient has reasonable expectations for the outcome of the procedure. Changes to our face can have profound effects on our mental wellness.[2] Patients typically have tried non-invasive techniques as well as a professional skincare regimen before pursuing a facelift.

When Should You Get a Facelift?

Most of our facelift patients are forty years old and up. If you’re considering a surgical solution for long-lasting facial rejuvenation, then it pays to not wait too long before pursuing a facelift. It is often said that women in their mid-forties or early fifties still have sufficient skin elasticity to achieve optimum results with the procedure. A typical facelift will shed seven to ten years. Men rarely seek advice on facelifts before their fifties or early sixties, but those that do will experience greater benefit from surgical facial rejuvenation.

Your Consultation With Drhotlanta®

With a healthy dose of southern hospitality, Drhotlanta will make you feel right at home. Dr. Arslanian will be delighted to take your detailed history. To qualify you for a facelift procedure, he will perform a detailed examination of your face and neck. After answering all your questions, you will then sit down with the surgical coordinator to discuss timing, pricing, and any other questions you might have.

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When it comes to surgical precision, how you prepare is at least as important as how you execute. Before your facelift surgery, Dr. Arslanian will prescribe you some medications that you will find useful during your recovery. Our office staff will ensure they equip you with all of the requisite paperwork, including consent forms. In some cases, you may need to obtain medical clearance from your physician or specialist. Our onsite anesthesiologist may also have some words with you. It is not uncommon for us to perform some additional lab work depending on your medical issues and personal situation. To ensure only the most striking results, you will need to complete a pre-operative skincare regimen in order to prepare yourself for the facelift. An informed mind will bring you the peaceful and serene appearance that is so conducive to beauty. 


The facelift is an outpatient procedure. Depending on the extent of surgery and your other medical history, Dr. Arslanian will likely opt to perform the rejuvenation procedure with the patient safely ensconced under general anesthesia. On the morning of surgery, Dr. Arslanian will make his preoperative markings on the contours of your face with a few fine strokes of his felt tip pen. 

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After the anesthesia has taken hold, Dr. Arslanian begins his incisions. It is delicate work that will be inconspicuously hidden around the ear and in the hairline. Pulling back and up in a youthful orientation, Dr. Arslanian will then raise up your face the appropriate amount. The skin will then be pulled to the new position. The excess skin is trimmed away. The incisions are closed. 

To stimulate symmetry, Dr. Arslanian will repeat the “lift and tuck” procedure on both sides of the face. In addition, he may do some minor work just under the chin to perform the necessary tightening of the neck muscles and skin. As the surgery concludes, Dr. Arslanian may place temporary drains at the operation site. 

After your compression bandages are carefully applied to your face, you will be awakened from the anesthesia and transferred to the recovery room.


Within 24 hours of your first incision, you will begin the healing process at home. Dr. Arslanian will prescribe pain medicine to help you through the first week. During your first week of recovery, you will likely be swollen and have some bruising. 

Patience is the most important prescription. Your results can continue to improve over the course of the year.

You can come in to have any sutures removed in one week’s time. You will keep your head elevated and iced to minimize swelling. After a fortnight of taking it easy, you should be able to go out in public and start wearing makeup again. However, swelling can take a good four to six weeks to resolve. Even then, it can take up to six months for all the swelling to resolve and for scar tissue to soften. 


Your face may look a little overly tight in the weeks right after surgery. But you can rest assured that a more natural, more youthful appearance is on the way as things heal up in the coming months. It will take several months, in many cases, for patients to be used to the new appearance of their faces. 

How Long Does Facelift Last?

The more extensively Dr. Arslanian works, the longer his work shall endure. Typically, the more invasive the technique, the longer the results will last. A full facelift can last for up to 15 years. 

Complementary Facial Rejuvenation Procedures 

Complementary Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

Our full suite of Facial Rejuvenation operations will help bring back your youthful glow! We have both surgical and noninvasive procedures to meet your unique needs. Our patients are the youngest looking heartbreakers in Hot-lanta thanks to Dr. Arslanian’s artful approach

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Atlanta?

Beauty is priceless, but it is not eternal. Your personal expression of style takes a very individualized approach. Dr. Arslanian shall quote you a cost when you discuss the scope of your facial rejuvenation plan at your private, personal consultation. Financing options are available. Watch our specials page for exclusive opportunities to save.  

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian to receive a price quote. If you prefer, we offer SKYPE consultations, as well. 

Uplift Your Outlook for a Younger Perspective 

Lift away the years and look your best thanks to the finely honed skills of Drhotlanta®. Age creates wrinkles and unsightly skin laxity that can wreak havoc on your appearance. But you can look and feel your youngest with a little help from Dr. Arslanian. Consider a facelift with us. 


Does a facelift get rid of wrinkles?

A facelift involves removing excess skin at the face. Your doctor shall smooth out wrinkles and tighten facial tissue. It is an unfortunate fact of life that, as we get older, the skin naturally loses its elasticity. This leads to sagging and wrinkles. A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens these facial tissues. 

How long before a facelift looks natural?

Patience is a key asset in aesthetic surgery. It will usually take several months for your skin to feel normal again. After the surgery, you may or may not have some pain or discomfort. Swelling and bruising are normal. Once the swelling goes down, you’ll be able to see the difference in how you look. 

Are facelifts still popular?

Facelifts are hotter than ever for mature adults to seize the sizzling essence of youth. Despite the ever-increasing popularity of nonsurgical medical spa procedures, surgical facelifts still remain a popular option for patients seeking to look younger and refreshed. In fact, the results of nonsurgical treatments rarely come close to those of an expertly performed facelift.


  1. Face-lift. (2018, August 29). Retrieved January 15, 2020, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/face-lift/about/pac-20394059 
  2. Park, D. M. (2015). Total Facelift: Forehead Lift, Midface Lift, and Neck Lift. Archives of Plastic Surgery, 42(2), 111. doi: 10.5999/aps.2015.42.2.111