• Rhytidectomy

    Face Lift


    One of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world is the facelift, also called a rhytidectomy. It’s the surgical removal of wrinkles, and it’s exactly what some people need—depending on varying factors like age, excess skin, and wrinkles. So, if you’ve never heard of a facelift before, you’ve probably never heard of plastic surgery.


    Ideal candidates for Rhytidectomy


    Either way, a facelift is a great option for anyone that wants to get rid of those excess wrinkles that build with age. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to instantly get rid of them—and while other treatments, like Botox, only temporarily abate wrinkles, a facelift is a more permanent and effective option.


    It’s a good idea to consult with a plastic surgeon to see what type of results can be achieved, since every person is different, before deciding on what work to get done. These days, patients will usually get a few procedures done at once, to bring about a whole new look—and a facelift is commonly in the mix.



    Possible risks and complications


    But there are a few risks you’ll have to consider before going ahead with the surgery. And, if you haven’t thought about them already, your doctor will definitely make you think about them before going under the knife. Redness, soreness, and swelling are all things that you’ll have to deal with while recovering, but a bad face lift can really detract from any face. That’s why it’s best to go with a surgeon you trust—a surgeon that has a long list of satisfied customers.


    The Procedure


    The procedure is relatively simple, and consists of making small incisions to tighten facial muscles. This way, wrinkles are effectively eliminated, and the scars from these small incisions aren’t visible after surgery, either.


    The Recovery Process and Your New Look


    A facelift can take some time to recover from, but unlike other cosmetic procedures, you’ll be able to see the effects immediately after surgery. And, once the swelling goes down within a few days, you’ll have an even better idea of what wrinkles were removed during the procedure. A full recovery can take a month, but, as many satisfied patients will tell you, it’s definitely worth it.