Facial Surgery Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

People go under a plastic surgery for all kinds of reasons, from health to self-esteem. Also known as rhytidectomy, a facial rejuvenation or facelift is one of several plastic surgery procedures that is designed to restore youth and the vitality of its functions. A face lift specifically targets lines, wrinkles and imperfections on the face. There are many different types of facelifts, ranging from a deep flat facelift to a mini facelift.

Why consider a facelift?

The loss of skin muscle tone and elasticity are a natural part of aging. While some medical professionals will recommend a regular regimen of facial exercises to adjust everything, a facelift will have a more permanent effect.

How does it work?

A facelift reduces wrinkles and sagging skin on face and neck generally caused by aging or weight loss. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles and retracts the skin to a higher position. The results go beyond what you can expect from injections that battle wrinkles like Botox.


How long will it take for the full recovery of a facelift?

Each patient is cured at a different rate and younger patients usually heal faster than older patients. Patients go through 3 stages of healing. The first stage lasts around 10 days. During this time, the swelling will increase until the fourth day and then begin to disappear. From 10 days to 14 days, most patients find that the swelling and bruising have diminished to the point where social and work activities can resume. From 3 weeks to 6 months, the healing continues until the final results are reached. In most patients, 90% of the final result will be visible after 3 months.

Are there age restrictions for facelift surgery?

Age is not the most important factor in determining the candidacy for facial rejuvenation surgery; The elasticity of the skin and general health have much more to do with the ability of the patient to undergo this procedure. Most patients who undergo a rhytidectomy are between 40 and 70 years old. However, people older than 70 can also benefit from surgery. The texture and condition of each patient's skin can be further evaluated to make individual judgments and recommendations regarding candidacy.

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