Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)

Signs of aging problem, a facelift surgery may be right for you. Fixing damage to skin, fat and muscles can bring back a younger look.


skinsurgery is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing sagging skin and tightening muscle tissue of the face and neck to counter signs of aging.


Facelift improve the appearance of the face through repositioning the skin and tightening some of the underlying muscle and tissue. Genetics, smoking, poor diet and obesity can turn out into skin problems that starts sooner and getting worse faster.

The procedure is designed to repair the skin such as:

  • Sagging in the face
  • Deep folds below the lower eyelids
  • Deep folds along the nose
  • Deep folds at corner of the mouth
  • Fat displacement & loss of muscle tone
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw

Facelift is best with a combination of Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery. It does not change your original appearance and cannot stop the aging process.

Facelift Surgery is ideal for you if:

  • You are in good health
  • You do not smoke
  • You have a positive point of view and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.


The patient with medical conditions should consult with their physician before undergoing a facelift such as:

  • Lung problems
  • Heart disease
  • Persons who use medications that affect blood clotting (including aspirin, female hormones and some non-aspirin pain relievers) should stop taking these medications prior to surgery, it can high the risk of hematoma.

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Facelift procedure

Facelift procedure takes about two hours and it may perform as an outpatient procedure or it may demand hospitalization. General or local anesthetics are administered for your comfort during a facelift procedure. Your doctor will recommend the best choice of you.

The surgeon creates an incision within the hairline just above the ear. The incision continues down along the front edge of the ear, around the earlobe, and then up and behind the ear extending back into the hairline. This is designed to hide any sign of the procedure later. The surgeon detached the skin of the face from its underlying tissue, moving down to the cheek and into the neck area and below the chin. Fat deposits over the cheeks and in the neck may be removed at this time. The surgeon tightens certain bands of muscle and tissue. If these muscles and tissue are not tightened, the looseness and sagging appearance of the skin will return. The surgeon removed excess skin from the edges of the original incision and the skin is pulled back into place. The skin incisions are closed with sutures or staples.

Recovery Period

Some swelling and bruising is normal after the procedure. When the procedure is completed, a pressure bandage could gently be placed to around the face to reduce the risk of hematoma. It also helps minimize post facelift swelling and bruising. It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to 6 months for incision lines to mature.

Avoid flexing or bending the neck after surgery. Ice packs for the first few days can help reduce swelling and lower the risk of hematoma. The patient will continue taking antibiotics to avoid potential of infection. The remaining sutures are removed seven to ten days later. Once the dressings are removed after approximately 3-5 days, the patient can resume social activities using makeup to cover bruising and hair over the ears to hide the sutures

Facelift results will be long-lasting

Facelift is very satisfying to most patients. It achieves a youthful appearance which lasts approximately 10 years.

Avoiding sun exposure will help to preserve your rejuvenated appearance by minimizing photo-aging or sun damage. In short, a healthy lifestyle will also help extend the results of your rejuvenated, for more youthful appearance.

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