A rhytidectomy, also known as a facelift, is a plastic surgery procedure aimed at tightening the skin of the face and the neck for a more youthful, alert appearance.
What does a Rhytidectomy Achieve?
By removing excess skin and tightening deep facial tissues, a rhytidectomy can help patients look and feel younger.
A facelift surgery will:
- Lift and tighten facial skin
- Smooth marionette lines and nasolabial folds
- Remove and tighten loose neck skin
- Remove excess fat under the chin
- Eliminate the appearance of ‘jowls’
The main aim of a facelift is to reduce the signs of ageing by improving the contours of the face and neck.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Rhytidectomy?
Patients who are considering a rhytidectomy must be physically healthy and relatively fit.
It is also recommended that smokers quit smoking at least 2 weeks prior to the plastic surgery procedure and for at least 4 weeks after.
The typical candidates for a facelift are:
- Patients typically in their 40s
- Those with moderate to advanced signs of aging in the face and neck
- Those who have significant facial and neck skin sagging
- Unwanted deep creases or smile lines
- Those who have jowls
During a pre-surgical consultation, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons can help determine whether or not a rhytidectomy is appropriate for you.
What are the Benefits/Risks of a Rhytidectomy?
A rhytidectomy can provide enormous benefits for patients. However, it is important to fully understand the risks associated with such a surgery.
This will enable you to make an informed decision about which plastic surgery procedure is right for you.
|Long lasting, natural results||Risk of bleeding or infection|
|Improved overall facial appearance||Temporary neurological dysfunction|
|Elevates sagging facial tissues||Hair loss around the incision site|
|Improves self-esteem||Possible scarring|
|Scars aren’t noticeable||Facial asymmetry|
One of our plastic surgeons will help guide you in the process of deciding whether or not a facelift is right for you.
During your pre-surgical consultation, the full risks and benefits of a rhytidectomy will be discussed to ensure you are fully comfortable with your decision.
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