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Rhytidectomy

A facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy, is a common type of anti-aging plastic surgery requested by both men and women. The procedure is recommended for people who have advanced signs of aging that cannot be corrected with dermal fillers and less invasive procedures, such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. The technique used for a facelift is tailored to the patient. You may only need surgery to help signs of aging in the lower third of your face, or you may need a more extensive facelift that corrects wrinkles and creases over your entire face.

 

What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?

A facelift produces some of the most dramatic anti-aging results, and may help with:

  • Creases around the nose and mouth
  • Loose skin along the jawline
  • Excess fat in the neck area
  • Folds in the forehead area
  • Deep wrinkles in the cheek area
  • Uneven appearance to the face due to lost or shifted fat deposits

 

How is a Facelift Performed?

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City, Florida, our medical team works together to provide you with exceptional care. In most cases, a facelift requires the use of general anesthesia. As with any type of surgery, this procedure creates scars. To make your facelift look as natural as possible, Dr. Daniel Daube makes incisions where the scars are less visible, such as under your chin, in the ear crease, and along the hairline. After the incisions are made, the skin is pulled taut, and the underlying muscles may be sutured in place. Following the procedure, your head is wrapped in a compression bandage to promote proper healing.

What Should I Expect from My Facelift?

Healing from a facelift may take several months, and this timeframe varies by patient. You will have some bruising and swelling that mask the full results of the procedure. While a facelift does not stop the aging process, it can keep you looking younger for many years if you take proper care of your skin.

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