Facelift – Rhyticdectomy

pretty-2111499_640Facelift surgery, or a rhytidectomy, is designed to restore a more youthful appearance by removing major wrinkles and sagging skin. It involves tightening of the facial and neck muscles as well as the removal of any excess skin.

The skin begins to wrinkle and sag as a result of age, sun exposure and genetics. Over time, the skin sags and folds around the chin, jaw line and neck become prominent. Not only does a facelift improve facial appearance but also has a dramatic effect on the neck, enhancing its contour and profile.

A facelift can make a patient look 10 years younger.

Your Facelift Consultation

We will evaluate your medical history in order to determine your overall health.

The doctor at NY FACE PLACE will discuss with you how your face can look and what you can expect from surgery. Our objective is to create a natural appearance that is pleasing to you.

“Between seeing a new wrinkle every day and watching my jowls hang lower and lower, I’m embarrassed to run into friends I haven’t seen in a while.”

A common concern of our patients regarding getting a facelift… “My skin sags. Cream doesn’t hide the wrinkles anymore. I guess I just have to face the fact that I’m getting older and I can never get back any of the beauty I enjoyed in my youth again. I just wish I could turn back the clock, even just 5 or 10 years.”

A facelift is a cosmetic surgery that can provide the more youthful look you had 10 years ago. When the excess skin is removed, and connective tissue is tightened in the neck and face, you get back some of that youthful appearance you miss so much. There’s little to no pain following a facelift, and it only takes a few weeks for most people to recover completely. Plus, Dr. Alex will give you a skin care regimen to reduce the signs of aging even more and help you get the full benefits from your procedure.

Your Facelift Surgery

facelift_lg_01Facelifts are performed in outpatient surgical centers or in the physician’s office. Excess skin is removed and sagging muscles and connective tissues are tightened. In some cases, fatty deposits are removed from beneath the chin and neck. Incisions are closed with small sutures.

The procedure may take up to 5 hours depending on whether any other procedures are performed at the same time.

Recovery

Usually there is very little pain after a facelift. Patients generally feel a sense of tightness and numbness that gradually returns to normal within several weeks. The facelift scars are usually pink for a short time before fading into the normal facial creases. You will have some bruising and swelling that will resolve within a few weeks and you will be able to return to normal activities within a couple of weeks. A strap will be worn around your head for support for several days. Dr. Meneshian will see you several times post-operatively within these weeks. It is impossible to know how long a facelift will “last” because patients continue to age at a variable rate after surgery. It is safe to say that your face will look more rejuvenated and youthful, making you look years younger. Dr. Meneshian places most of his facelift patients on a post-operative skin care regimen to help further diminish the signs of aging.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.