Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
A face lift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure used to reduce facial wrinkles, lift sagging skin, and improve the overall appearance of the face. It is generally a procedure that is preformed under general anesthesia and entails significant recovery time (weeks) . Face lift prices, as well, may dissuade some people from even considering the surgery.
Facelift (Rhytidectomy) can be an effective way to improve appearance and boost self-confidence, but it is not for everyone. Some patients might find that they can attain their goals with a less invasive procedure using fillers, lasers, and skin tightening procedures. Others may be happier with their results if they combine face lift surgery with other procedures. Patients who understand both the risks of a face lift and its limitations tend to be more pleased with their results. Facelifts will do nothing for sun damage, skin texture or wrinkles around the mouth and chin area. There are many options in techniques for facial surgery. In general, the greater the result, the more aggressive the surgery. It is important to consider the specific areas that you want to target for improvement, how long you want to spend recovering from treatment, and what your expectations are for your post- face lift appearance.
Face lift is a common and typically successful procedure, but, like any surgery, it is not without its risks. While face lift surgery can correct sagging skin, tighten facial muscles, and improve your facial contour, it can also cause nerve damage, visible scarring, swelling, bruising, and pain, in addition to the risks associated with general anesthesia.
There are several less invasive techniques that can give face lift type results without many of the risks or downtime associated with aggressive surgery. Depending on one’s age and severity of problems, one or a combination of treatments can provide safe and long lasting results. Research on our site the FLT or Fill-Lift-Tighten procedure and consult with Dr Frank to see if you are a good candidate. In addition, Fillers, or Liquid Face Lifts using Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, Sculptra or Restylane provide other alternatives with the use of Botox or Dysport for lunchtime lifting procedures. Thermage is also an excellent skin tightening procedures for younger patients will only mild to moderate laxity.
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