A Facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to alter the features of facial aging and restore a more youthful cheek, chin, and neck contour.
A facelift will improve the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles and redraping and tightening the skin of your face and neck. There are a number of different surgical techniques and approaches available and the choice of procedure/s for a given patient depends upon the patient’s anatomy, goals and Dr. Elmaraghy’s judgment.
Indications For A Face Lift
There are many reasons one may consider a face lift including excess stubborn fat. Some other indications for a face lift include:
Loss of skin elasticity of the face and neck.
Loss of muscle tone of the face and neck.
Desire to correct jowls and loose skin in the neck.
Deep wrinkles between the nose and mouth.
A facelift may be combined with other procedures such as:
- Eyelid surgery
- Chin augmentation
- Nose reshaping.
- Injectable Fillers
The surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The surgery requires between 4 and 6 hours. The majority of the swelling and discoloration will subside by 10 to 14 days postoperative. The final results of a facelift procedure are evident by 6 to 12 weeks, with continued improvement for several months.