Facelift - Rhytidectomy

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Introduction to the facelift section

As you get older, a number of factors contribute to the aging of your face. Stress, sun and wind exposure, and even gravity conspire to leave you older-looking. Wrinkles form on your forehead, your brow line and around your eyes. They also form between the bottom of your nose and your mouth. Your formerly taught jaw begins to resemble the jowls of a dog. Folds of skin appear of your heretofore smooth neck.

A facelift can help address some of the effects of aging. During a facelift, your plastic surgeon removes excess fatty deposits, tightens the muscles that support your face, removes excess skin and redrapes the skin of your face. Quite often, the facelift surgery is performed along with other facial surgeries such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or a browlift (forehead lift surgery).

FaceForum has compiled this section on the facelift procedure for our visitors who want to learn more about the surgery. We hope that our facelift section will provide you with a good foundation for understanding the procedure. Although we have done our best to collect information for you, please realize that our facelift section cannot possibly answer all of your questions, and it is not intended to replace the advice your receive in a one-on-one consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Introduction to the facelift section

We've broken the information in the facelift section out into pages by topic. Each page has previous/next navigation for those of our visitors who wish to proceed in an orderly fashion. If you happen to be the kind of person who likes to skip around from topic to topic, we have also incorporated a Quick Topic Navigation index at the bottom of each page.

Facelift - Quick Topic Navigation

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