The Changing Face of the Facelift
The medical term for a facelift is rhytidectomy. The procedure surgically repositions the skin and or muscle tissue to remove wrinkles by tightening and removing excess or sagging facial skin. The ongoing medical and technological advances in facelift surgery are nothing short of astounding, and the following information below will give you a brief overview of some of those miraculous advancements in rhytidectomy surgery that literally can create a fresher faced, more vibrant you.
Variations of the Facelift
Such treatments may include facial fillers and injectables, skin resurfacing, anti-aging skin treatments, anti-oxidant therapy, retin-a and vitamin C just to name a few. Your plastic surgeon will devise a treatment plan customized to address your specific skin’s needs to restore it to its youthful glow.
During the first step the patient is evaluated for the extent of facial repair that are needed and the appropriate surgical technique or combination treatment plan is then recommended to the patient. This is determined by several factors such as: which area of the face needs to be lifted, the configuration and type of incision to be used, the depth of the tissue layers requiring treatment, and the extent of the treatments invasiveness. In order to achieve a patient’s goals for a more youthful and healthy appearance, it may be required that your plastic surgeon perform a variety of procedures with your facelift to achieve your ultimate goal. These rejuvenation procedures may or may not require surgery, and are utilized in conjunction with the type of facelift you and your plastic surgeon have determined to best suit the desired outcome.
A facelift will make dramatic improvements to the appearance of particular facial areas creating a more youthful, healthy face and lasting as long as 10 to 15 years. Facelifts are often combined with a brow lift, neck lift, and facial implants such as cheek, jaw or chin to restore areas of the face that have succumbed to the law of gravity, aging or other factors.
Every type of surgery and especially surgery performed under anesthesia, as is required for rhytidectomy surgery, carries risk factors and the possibilities of complications. Florida Plastic Surgeons will be the first step for you to connect with a licensed and board-certified plastic surgeon that will outline in detail all of the associated risks, procedure and outcome of your facelift surgery.