Rhytidectomy (commonly called a Face Lift)

Rhytidectomy (commonly called a Face Lift)

This surgical procedure is performed by separating the skin from muscle and fat.  Once the skin is separated, the surgeon may sculpt, redistribute, or remove excess fat.  The facial muscles are tightened and the skin is stretched to produce a smoother, firmer facial appearance.  Any excess skin will be cut, and removed. This procedure is performed on the face and neck or both to improve the appearance of sagging skin.

The Best candidates for this surgery are those who have a well defined, strong bone structure, and still have some elasticity to their skin.  

Recovery time to return to work and normal activities is usually about 1-2 two weeks.  However, this depends on the type of surgery, age, and your health status.  As always, do your research to select a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that is right for you.  Check out our blog titled "Love Yourself!" There we discuss how to find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and discuss your expectations.  

 "Happy Healing!"

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