A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a procedure to improve visable signs of aging in the face and neck. This procedure may be right for you if you are bothered by signs such as; sagging in the midface, deep creases below the lower eyelids, deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth, jowls, or loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw.
Other procedures such as a brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes can be performed at the same time to enhance the results of a facelift. However, you should keep in mind that a facelift won’t change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process. A facelift can only be performed surgically. Non-surgical procedures cannot achieve the same result but may delay the time at which a facelift is necessary and can also compliment the results of a surgical procedure. During the consultation you will discuss with the surgeon your goals and expectations for the procedure. It is at this time you should make him aware of all medical conditions and treatments that you currently have along with any medication use.
The consultant will go over the options available to you regarding the facelift and facial rejuvenation as a whole. An evaluation of your health status and any pre-existing conditions may be necessary. He will alos discuss the likely outcome of a facelift and the risks or potential complications.