Face Lift

A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy (from Ancient Greek (rhytis) “wrinkle”, “excision”, surgical removal of wrinkles), is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful facial appearance. There are multiple surgical techniques.

Description

A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy (from Ancient Greek (rhytis) “wrinkle”, “excision”, surgical removal of wrinkles), is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful facial appearance. There are multiple surgical techniques.

It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin, with or without the tightening of underlying tissues, and the redraping of the skin on the patient’s face and neck. Facelifts are effectively combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and other facial procedures and are typically performed under general anesthesia.