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FACELIFT (Rhytidectomy)

A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may enhance your self-confidence in the process.

Over time, the long-term effects of gravity, exposure to sun, dry air, and general stress takes its toll on an individual's face and neckline. Jowls can develop under the jaw line with folds and fat deposits. Sometimes creases begin to form between the nose and the mouth.

A Facelift can considerably reduce these signs of aging by removal of excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and redraping the skin around the neck and face. Facelifts can be done alone, or are frequently performed in conjunction with another procedure such as a browlift, eyelid surgery or nose reshaping. If your problem areas are limited to the neck, a more conservative procedure, known as a "neck lift" will be recommended. In some cases, a facelift can reduce the outward signs of aging by ten or fifteen years.

What is a MINILIFT?
A minilift is a procedure performed in the doctor's office that lifts the cheeks, lower eyelids and jowls and restores the natural curves and fullness in the cheeks and the face. It's much less invasive than a facelift and is suitable for patients with minimal looseness and sagging.

CANDIDATES: Ages 35 to 75
AREAS OF CONCERN: Sagging Face, Neck, Cheeks
ANESTHESIA: Local with sedation or general
RECOVERY: Back to work in 7 to 10 days

Patients go home the same day. There are no visible scars.

Usually men and women over forty, but even people in their thirties can improve their appearance by these procedures. The procedure involves tightening and elevating of sagging tissues of the face and neck volumetric rejuvenation, with complete restoration of soft tissue. Lifting should be done in combination with eyelid surgery, forehead lifting, liposculpture or surface peel by dermabrasion, laser or chemical. The main aim of the procedure is to make face firmer and younger. The incisions are made within the hairline, just in front of the ear and wrap around the back of the ear. The skin of the face and neck is separated, the excess skin is removed with previous tightening of muscular tissues to achieve long-lasting effect. Liposuction is sometimes required to remove fatty deposits from jowlsand neck in order to define them better.


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