Facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging on the face and neck. As individuals age, there are many unavoidable changes in appearance. The skin and muscles of the face region begin to lose tone and elasticity. Fat in the lower face descends, creating jowls and loose skin on the neck. Sun exposure, smoking, and a genetic predisposition can speed or worsen this process. A facelift is performed to help return the fat and skin back to the proportions of a more youthful face, but the elasticity of young skin can never be recreated.
A facelift can be performed alone, or in conjunction with other procedures, such as a browlift, liposuction, eyelid surgery, or nasal surgery. The forehead, eyes, and mouth will also not be improved by a facelift alone, but a variety of procedures may be performed simultaneously to help these areas. Facelift surgery is individualized for each patient. The best candidates for facelift surgery have a face and neck line beginning to sag, but whose skin has elasticity and whose bone structure is well defined.
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