A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
- Remove excess fat
- Repair loose skin
- Improve facial contours
- Restore your skin elasticity
- Eliminate deep creases
- Create a smoother jaw line without jowls
- Tighten underlying facial and neck muscles
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Facelifting is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. It can last from 2 to 4 hours depending on what types of procedures are being performed. It is usually performed under general anesthesia or I.V. sedation. You will then stay in recovery for about an hour after the surgery and then be released into the care of a responsible adult. You are allowed to be up and able to perform ‘light’ activities. You will sleep with your head elevated for several days to a week. Usually aerobic or strenuous activity can be resumed by the third week after surgery although this will vary from patient to patient.
Bruising is usually minimal but there will be some yellowish discoloration for several weeks after surgery. This can usually be camouflaged with make up if necessary. There may be some temporary decrease in sensation over the cheeks in front of the ears. Most hair styles hide the otherwise inconspicuous incisions while they heal.
Discomfort is minimal to moderate, again depending on the type of procedure and any other additional procedures. Pain medications are prescribed and all patients should be reasonably comfortable during the early days after their procedure. In addition, antibiotics are usually prescribed for prophylaxis after surgery.
Patients are typically seen several times during the first week after surgery and are followed for about 3-6 months depending on each patient’s progress.
Is it right for me? Facelift surgery is a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy
- You do not smoke
- You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
Facelift Before & After
What is facelift surgery?
If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. Technically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
- Sagging in the midface
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids
- Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
- Fat that has fallen or is displaced
- Loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls
- Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin
Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.
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