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In Savannah, GA

Reclaim Youthful Radiance

Georgia Facelift improves the look of an entire face at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery

Aging gracefully is a beautiful concept, but sometimes, our reflection doesn't quite match how we feel inside. At Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery, a Facelift can turn back the hands of time, allowing you to reclaim that youthful radiance. Dr. Timothy J. Minton's expertise in facial rejuvenation ensures that the results are not just stunning but also tailored to your unique features.

Say Goodbye to Sagging Skin

What is a Facelift?

A Facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve the look of the entire face, restoring a smooth and youthful appearance by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, and redraping the skin. If you are looking for a way to address facial aging in a way that is more permanent than other treatments, a Facelift may be right for you. The Facelift corrects the following age-related issues:

  • Drooping lower cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds (deep wrinkles between the corners of the mouth and the corners of the nose) and other wrinkles
  • “Turkey wattle” (loose neck skin) or double chin
  • Sagging of loose skin on the face
  • Sagging of fatty tissue in the face
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Long-lasting Transformation

What are the benefits of Facelift?

In today's fast-paced world, we all strive to look and feel our best—no matter our age. Dr. Timothy J. Minton and his team at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery in Savannah, GA, understand the desire to maintain a youthful appearance that reflects the vitality we feel inside. That's why we're here to shed light on the incredible benefits of Facelift surgery – a transformative journey towards a more youthful, confident you.

The benefits of a Facelift aren't just immediate; they're long-lasting. While the aging process continues, you'll enjoy the lasting effects of your surgery for years to come. Dr. Timothy J. Minton's meticulous approach ensures that your results stand the test of time.

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Ideal Candidates

You may be an ideal candidate for a Facelift if you have excess sagging skin and facial wrinkles. As with all medical procedures, excellent candidates are those in good overall health and who have informed realistic expectations. We serve clients from Savannah, Hilton Head, and surrounding areas.

Make a Plan


An initial consultation with Dr. Minton is the first step to any procedure. There he will discuss your health history and closely examine your face to determine the precise changes to be made and techniques to achieve the most long-lasting and natural-looking results. If a Facelift is right for you, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Fast for a minimum of 12 hours prior to the surgery
  • Arrange for someone to take you home after the surgery
  • Avoid medications like aspirin and warfarin
  • Avoid smoking before and after the surgery

Also, if you want to dye or highlight your hair, it’s best to do it before the surgery. You will not be able to treat your hair for a month after the surgery.

A Personalized Journey

Your Facelift Consultation

At Savannah Facelift surgery offers a multitude of benefits that extend beyond mere aesthetics. It's a pathway to renewed self-confidence, a rejuvenated spirit, and a more youthful version of yourself. Dr. Timothy J. Minton and his team at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery are committed to making your transformation both medically accurate and artistically stunning. If you're ready to explore the possibilities of a Facelift, contact us today to embark on this transformative journey.

Our skilled, double-board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Minton is available to discuss a Facelift in greater detail during a consultation at our Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery office in Savannah. We serve clients from Savannah, Hilton Head, our surrounding communities, and nationwide. Arrange your consultation by contacting us today.

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Renewed Self-Confidence

The Facelift Procedure

A facelift is a very personalized four-step process:

Anesthesia. Before the start of the surgery, anesthesia is administered to the patient to ensure there’s no pain or discomfort during the surgery. The type of anesthesia will be determined prior to surgery.

Incisions. There are many factors that determine the facelift techniques Dr. Minton will use, including the degree of change desired by the patient and the nature of those changes. Once incisions have been made (generally along the hairline and in the natural creases of the ears), the underlying muscle tissue and fat can be altered as needed.

Adjustments. Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Minton uses tiny sutures to tighten and contour the muscles beneath the skin. He will also remove any excess fat before delicately redraping the skin so that lies smoothly and tightly over the new contours. Finally, he’ll trim any excess skin and seal the incisions.

Sealing the incisions. The incisions will be sealed with the help of absorbable or normal stitches in order to help them heal and keep out any germs, preventing infections.

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Elegantly Enhanced

Facelift Results

As time progresses, you will see visible improvements, which include a younger and more rested appearance. One of the primary concerns many people have about a general Facelift is the fear of looking overdone or "plastic." Rest assured that in the capable hands of Dr. Timothy J. Minton, the results of your facelift will be subtle and natural. Friends and family will notice your refreshed appearance, but they won't know your secret.

Subtle and Natural

After The Facelift Procedure

After the Facelift procedure, a bandage is placed over the face to minimize bruising and swelling. Plastic tubes may be used to drain any excess fluid and blood to prevent complications.Dr. Minton will provide careful instructions regarding how to care for the incisions, what medications need to be taken during recovery, follow-up appointments, and any temporary lifestyle changes that will help with recovery.

In particular, you will need to rest your head at an incline for the first weeks to avoid swelling. This can be done with the help of multiple pillows placed beneath your head. You will also be asked to avoid any intense physical activities, exposure to the sun, excess touching of the face, medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen, and smoking. Most patients can return comfortably to public or “restaurant ready” within two weeks following the procedure. View our Deep Plane Facelift page here.


Frequently Asked Questions

A facelift usually takes anywhere between 2 ½ and 3 hours.

Your bandages will remain in place for 3 days. You’ll also need to keep your head elevated at all times, including at night, to minimize swelling. Most patients feel well enough to return to normal activities within 7 to 10 days; however, more strenuous activities should be avoided for about 4 weeks.

The patient doesn’t feel anything during a facelift. Post-surgery, patients can experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort that will steadily improve over the course of three weeks.

Yes, some patients elect to have additional procedures while undergoing a facelift, such as a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or rhinoplasty. Having multiple procedures at once can limit the amount of downtime overall and provide more dramatic results, depending on the patient’s goals.

After receiving their facelift Savannah patient will have the most natural-looking and longest-lasting results. This includes making incisions in areas where they are not noticeable. Additionally, facelift scars tend to heal flat and close to the skin’s natural coloring, making them virtually invisible.

Compared to using fillers and injectables for a liquid facelift, a surgical facelift yields more dramatic results that can last 10 to 15 years. (A facelift isn’t considered “permanent” simply because as you age, the appearance of your skin will naturally change.)