Facelift (Rhytidectomy) and Necklift Liposuction of the Neck
See video of one patient's three week post-op results.
Facelift surgery or rhytidectomy is one of the most commonly desired facial plastic surgical procedures. The result of this procedure is the reverse the tell-tale signs of aging, helping your face to look its best and giving you a healthy, more youthful appearance. While more commonly performed in women, men also choose to undergo a variety of the procedure to improve a hanging neck.
With mostly hidden incisions carefully made around the ears and the surrounding hair, the rhytidectomy allows for the tightening and lifting of excess skin, removal of excess fat along the jaw and under the chin, and the elevation of the sagging muscles and cheek fat pads.
The result will smooth out the jowls along the jaw line, restore the neck line to a more youthful appearance, and smooth out wrinkles along the neck and face. The long-lasting results are obtained by returning the muscles to a more youthful position, not merely by tightening the excess skin. A well-performed facelift should look natural with a normal hairline and sideburns, free-hanging earlobes, no significant scarring, and not a pulled look.
Rhytidectomy is a three- to four-hour procedure and is usually performed on an out-patient basis. The sutures are all removed within six to ten days following the procedure, after which the patient may return to work and most activities.
Before and just one week after full facelift and upper blepharoplasty. You can see some residual bruising and some swelling, but even at this early point, patient is healing well, able to return to work in the next few days.