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Facelift Surgery / Rhytidectomy

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:

  • What is facelift surgery?

    A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:

    • Sagging in the middle of your face
    • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
    • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
    • Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
    • Loss of skin tone in the lower face that creates jowls
    • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can give even a person of normal weight the appearance of a double chin

    The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress.

    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.

  • What a facelift won't do

    As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.

    A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.

  • Ideal facelift Candidates
    • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing
    • Non-smokers
    • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • Facelift recovery

    During your facelift recovery, a bandage might be placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising once your procedure is completed.

    Thin tubes may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin.

    You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

    It may take a few months for swelling to fully dissipate and for incision lines to mature.

  • Facelift Before & After Results

    It may take a few months for swelling to fully dissipate and for incision lines to mature.

    Life-long sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will help extend the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.

    As swelling and bruising subside, the visible improvements of a facelift appear. Your final result should not only provide a more youthful and rested appearance, but also help you feel more confident about yourself.

    Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.

    Following your physician’s instructions is essential to the success of your surgery.

    It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Avoid wearing any clothing that must go over your head.

    Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

  • Facelift risks and safety information

    The decision to have a facelift is extremely personal. You will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals, and if the risks and potential complications of a facelift are acceptable.

    You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.

    The risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

  • Your facelift consultation

    During your facelift consultation be prepared to discuss:

    • Your surgical goals
    • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
    • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
    • Previous surgeries

    Your surgeon will also:

    • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
    • Discuss your facelift options
    • Examine and measure your face
    • Take photographs
    • Recommend a course of treatment
    • Discuss likely outcomes of a facelift and any risks or potential complications
    • Discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used
  • Preparing for facelift surgery

    In preparing for a facelift, you may be asked to:

    • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
    • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
    • Stop smoking
    • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

    Special instructions you receive will cover:

    • What to do on the night before and morning of surgery
    • The use of anesthesia during your facelift
    • Post-operative care and follow-up

    A facelift may be performed in an hospital.-based surgical facility. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

  • Questions to ask your plastic surgeon

    Use this checklist as a guide during your plastic surgeon consultation about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.

    • Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
    • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
    • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
    • When will they be removed?
    • Are stitches removed? When?
    • When can I wear make-up?
    • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
    • When can I see my stylist for hair color and cut?

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