What is a facelift?
A facelift or "rhytidectomy" is a surgical procedure designed to improve the most visible signs of the aging process by eliminating excess fat, tightening the muscles beneath the skin of the neck, and removing sagging skin. It doesn't stop the aging process but merely "sets the clock back".
Who is the best candidate?
The best candidate for a facelift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. Most patients are in their forties to sixties, but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their seventies or eighties as well.
How long does a facelift last?
No one can say for sure. The clock is turned back, but keeps on running. Ten years later, you will look better than if you never had surgery. Many patients never have a second lift, while others may desire further surgery seven to 15 years later.
Can surgery be done without scars?
The scars from facelift surgery usually fade and are barely perceptible. In some patients, especially younger ones, endoscopic surgery can be used to lift the eyebrows, remove frown lines, elevate the cheek and jowls, and tighten the neck. This endoscopic surgery can be done with tiny scars. However, if there is excessive skin, it must be removed for the best results through standard facelift incisions.
How long will I be out of work?
Most patients are able to return to work in two to three weeks.
I don't think that I am ready for a facelift yet, what can I do?
Submental liposuction is a procedure that removes fat specifically under the chin. It is often the answer for a “double-chin,” or for someone not quite ready for a facelift. It is quick, painless and requires just a weekend recovery.
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