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Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.
Signs of facial aging include:
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 facelifts won’t do: While a facelift will give you a more youthful look, it will not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.
A facelift can only be performed surgically. While non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results as a facelift, they may help delay the time at which a facelift is needed or they may be used in conjunction with surgery.
Facelift surgery is a good option for you if you are a physically healthy, nonsmoker who has a positive outlook and realistic goals.
Facelift or rhytidectomy surgery choices include a traditional facelift, limited incision facelift or a neck lift.
A traditional facelift incision begins in the hairline at the temples continuing around the ear and ending in the lower scalp. Fat from the face, jowls and neck may be sculpted or redistributed. Commonly the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are lifted and the underlying tissue is repositioned. The skin is then redraped over the uplifted contours. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck.
A necklift provides correction of sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin.
A necklift can be performed alone through a small incision under the chin to correct the “banding” that occurs due to separated neck muscles. Liposuction is also performed to remove some of the excess fatty deposits on the neck.
Some patients require an open necklift. This requires an incision which begins in front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear ending in the lower scalp. Open necklifting is often performed in conjunction with a facelift to achieve maximum results.
Once healed, the incision lines from a facelift and necklift are well concealed within the hairline and in the natural contours of the face and ear.
The visible improvements of a facelift and necklift appear as swelling and bruising subside. Your final result should restore a natural youthful and rested appearance.