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Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

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What is a Rhytidectomy?

A rhytidectomy, less formally known as a facelift is a surgical procedure that allows us to help restore a more youthful appearance in your face, jaw and neck.  We commonly use variations of this procedure in facial reconstruction and facial paralysis surgery. 

This operation allows us to reposition the fat, muscles, and skin of the face to more youthful positions. 

It can address fold lines between the nose and corners of your mouth and redefine your jawline and neck.

Incisions are placed in discrete areas (for example: following the natural curvature of your ear and behind the ear).

Facelift surgery is a highly individualized procedure. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else's desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

Here are a few qualities that we look for in patients considering this procedure:

      Physically healthy individuals


      Goal for refreshed, less tired appearance, improved


      Realistic expectations

The information on this page is referenced from American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Chidyllo, Stephen. “Facelift Surgery.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2018,

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