Rhytidectomy is a medical term that is used to describe the procedure that is more commonly referred to as a facelift.
Facelifts are among the most popular cosmetic surgery options today. As the name suggests, a facelift involves removing excess skin from around the face and then re-draping the remaining skin around the facial structure.
This gives the skin a smooth and tight appearance. The purpose of a facelift is to make a person appear rejuvenated and younger. For many people this change is enough to make them feel confident.
Who Should Consider a Face Lift Surgery?
A facelift will remove visible signs of aging. However, it will not stop the aging process, nor will it make a person look like they did when they were in their teens.
Anyone considering a facelift should have a healthy sense of self- confidence and a realistic expectation of how they will look after the procedure.
Since a facelift is an invasive surgery, a patient should be in good health.
Both men and women can have a facelift performed.
A good candidate will have skin that is relatively elastic. They will have a good bone structure, and they will also have loose or sagging skin that can benefit from being tightened.
Human skin is very susceptible to gravity, aging, and stress. Over time, it can start to lose its elasticity and its tone. However, as long as a person has some elasticity left in their skin, they may qualify for this procedure.
A facelift will produce results that last for a long time. However, a person will continue to age after the procedure, so they may need to repeat it every ten years or so.
Some patients have a facelift in conjunction with a neck lift, eyelid surgery or a nose job to mold their face into the image they want.
How Can a Person Prepare for Face Lift Surgery?
At the office of Dr. J. Anthony Stephens, we can provide you with a list of things that you should do and that you should avoid in the weeks leading up to your procedure.
Prior to your surgery you will want to make preparations to have time off work.
Contact Us Today
A facelift can revolutionize the way you look and feel. For many it is the first step to building the confidence they need to get their life back on track.
Contact us today to make an appointment so that you can start 2016 looking years younger thanks to a facelift.