Facelift/ Rhytidectomy

Facelift/ Rhytidectomy

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A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at rejuvenating the
face and neck by addressing sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

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Who is suitable candidate for Facelift surgery?

Ideal candidates for facelifts are generally individuals with:

What are the indications for Facelift surgery?

Facelifts are indicated for individuals experiencing:

What are the different techniques for the Facelift procedure?


Apart from laser and fat grafting, following are the treatments:

 Preparation may include

  • 1. Medical Evaluation: Assessing overall health.
  • 2. Medication Adjustments: Discontinuing certain medications that could increase bleeding risk.
  • 3. Smoking Cessation: Smoking can affect healing; patients may be advised to quit.
  • 1. Follow-up Appointments: Regular check-ups with the surgeon.
  • 2. Rest and Recovery: Adequate rest is crucial for proper healing.
  • 3. Pain Management: Medications prescribed by the surgeon.
  • 4. Avoiding Strain: Limiting activities that could strain the facial muscles.

Potential complications may include:

  • 1. Bruising and Swelling: Temporary and common.
  • 2. Infection: Risk is minimized with proper wound care.
  • 3. Nerve Damage: Temporary numbness or changes in sensation.
  • 1. Poor Health: Certain medical conditions may increase risks.
  • 2. Unrealistic Expectations: Patients should have a clear understanding of what the procedure can achieve.

Long-Term Results: Results vary, but a well-done facelift can provide long- lasting improvement in facial appearance. Maintenance with a healthy lifestyle and skincare is recommended.

Combined with Other Procedures: Facelifts are often combined with
other procedures like:

  • 1. Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery): Addresses sagging eyelids.
  • 2. Brow Lift: Lifts the forehead and brow region.
  • 3. Dermal Fillers or Fat Grafting: Complements the facelift by restoring volume.

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