Rhytidectomy is the most extensive way to remove or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the face caused by age.
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. Typically an incision is made in the natural contour behind your ear, and then extends around the earlobe and back into the hairline.
Is this for me?
- This is suitable for patients who have observed:
- Sagging in the mid face
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids
- Deep creases running from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Jowls caused by loss of muscle tone in the lower part of the face
- Displaced fat
How long does it take?
The procedure lasts from 3 – 4 hours.
How long is the downtime?
2 to 4 weeks.