A surgical facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the face and neck. The procedure involves removing excess skin and tightening the underlying tissues and muscles to create a more youthful, toned, and refreshed look.
During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions around the hairline, ears, and/or chin, depending on the extent of the procedure, and then lift and reposition the underlying tissues and muscles. Excess skin will be trimmed away and the incisions will be closed with sutures. The procedure may also involve liposuction to remove excess fat from the neck and jowls.
A surgical facelift can address a range of cosmetic concerns, including sagging skin, wrinkles, and deep creases around the nose and mouth. The results of the procedure can be long-lasting and can help improve self-confidence and self-esteem.
Like any surgical procedure, a facelift does carry some risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and complications from anesthesia. It is important for patients to have a thorough consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as their individual goals and expectations.