Facelift…can restore a more youthful appearance.
A rhytidectomy or facelift is designed to restore a more youthful appearance to the neck and jowl region by removing major wrinkles and sagging skin. A facelift can improve a tired facial appearance by smoothing the skin and reestablishing defined contours along the neck and jawline. It is often done in combination with other procedures including a browlift and eyelid surgery to create an overall harmonious, youthful result.
The surgery is done under general anesthesia and typically takes 4-6 hours. Incisions are made in the natural crease in front of the ear, around the earlobe, and behind the ear. It involves elevation of the skin, tightening of the facial and neck muscles and redraping and removal of any excess skin. Postoperatively patients may have a drain in overnight as well as head and neck wrappings. After these are removed, patients are often required to wear a removable chin strap for several weeks. Sutures are usually removed in 7-14 days after surgery but it is usually 2 to 3 weeks before most patients feel socially presentable.
Please click here to see before and after pictures of this procedure.
Call our Tallahassee plastic surgery office at 850-219-2000 or contact our cosmetic coordinator today for a private consultation with our Tallahassee plastic surgery physicians Dr. Ben Kirbo and Dr. Laurence Rosenberg.
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