What is Rhytidectomy ?
Also known as a Face-Lift, Rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure to counteract aging and age-related facial drooping. The procedure is done to remove wrinkles from the forehead, cheeks, jawline, neck around the eyes and nose, and the mouth regions of the face and tighten the skin around these areas making the individual look a few years younger. It can be performed with an eyebrow lift (blepharoplasty), a forehead lift, or a nose surgery (rhinoplasty) for better results. A neck lift or platysmoplasty is the most common cosmetic surgery done alongside a facelift. The skin is pulled back during the surgery, and the underlying tissues are lifted and sutured back in a tighter position.