What is Face Lifting (Rhytidectomy)?
A face-lift is the most extensive way to remove or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the face caused by age. In a traditional face-lift, the skin is literally lifted off the face so that the skin and the tissues beneath can be tightened and the skin can be repositioned smoothly over the face.
Most people can return to their normal activities 2 to 3 weeks after a face-lift.
Deciding on Face Lifting (Rhytidectomy)
It’s important to understand all aspects of your facelift surgery. It’s natural to be nervous about it, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with Dr Alp Aslan.
Benefits of Face Lifting (Rhytidectomy)
Having a face-lift can make your face appear younger and healthier. Your face will continue to age, but a face-lift does indeed “take years off” your face. For some people, this may increase self-confidence and reduce anxiety over growing older.
A face-lift can reduce signs of aging to a great extent. But it cannot reverse sun damage to the skin or remove all facial wrinkles around the eyes, below the nose, and around the lips. For best results, you may want to have a face-lift and then treat any skin damage.
The effectiveness and safety of your face-lift surgery depends heavily on the skill of your surgeon.
A variety of other procedures can further enhance the outcome of a facelift. They include:
Facial implants or fat transfer to improve contour
Resurfacing techniques to improve the tone and texture of facial skin
Wrinkle reduction by injection of fat or fillers