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Facelift and necklift or rhytidectomy

The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions and stress.

Facelift and necklift or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

 

What Face and neck lift can treat?

Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging

Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls

Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth

Excess fatty deposits under the chin

Muscle banding in the neck, which created abnormal contours

Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or “turkey neck”

 

Are There Age Restrictions for Facelift Surgery?

Age is not the most important factor in determining candidacy for facelift surgery; skin elasticity and overall health have far more bearing on a patient’s ability to undergo this procedure. Most patients who undergo rhytidectomy are between the ages of 40 and 70 years old.

 

 

Recovery

Typically, patients will return 5 to 7 days after their surgery to have their stitches removed. There are several other steps that individuals can take to minimize discomfort and promote healing. In addition to following specific instruction from their surgeons, patients should:

Wear bandages and change them regularly

Clean and care for drainage tubes, as instructed

Return for a post-surgery follow-up and to have the drainage tubes removed

Avoid getting their faces wet

Use cool compresses on their eyes

Avoid lifting and other strenuous activity until recovery is far enough along

Keep away from saunas, hot tubs, and pools

Avoid alcohol, aspirin, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories until otherwise instructed by a doctor

Swelling and bruising may persist for several weeks after a face lift, but as recovery progresses, patients will begin to see the results of their face lifts.

 

read about eylid surgery (belpharoplasty)

 

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