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.
Indications for a facelift 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.
- Excess fat in the neck.
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.
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.
Rhytidectomy – American Society of Plastic Surgeons