A facelift, technically termed a rhytidectomy, is performed on patients who wish to restore their youthful appearance. Over time, the sun, genetics, gravity and health can take a toll on the features of one’s face. Most often noted is the loss of volume in the cheeks, extra skin that creates folds and wrinkles, and less pronounced muscle tone which creates sagging.
There are different types of facelifts that patients may opt to receive, comprised of the endoscopic facelift, full facelift, midface lift, thread lift (or feather lift), among others. Differentiating factors between these procedures include how the surgery is performed, and which areas of the face the patient would like to improve. Attending a private consultation at The Breslow Center is an ideal way to discuss options in detail.
Many facelifts are combined with facial implant surgery or a fat transfer to the face. Either option will increase fullness in areas of the face, such as the cheeks or lips, but implants are composed of a synthetic material while a fat transfer is just that. In an autologous fat transfer, a person’s own fatty source is utilized and harvested for the transfer.
Patients can choose to undergo additional procedures performed in conjunction with a facelift; eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty), browlift surgery, and facial liposuction can complement a rhytidectomy. Individuals age differently, and a precise combination of procedures can greatly benefit the overall look of the face.
Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. At The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gary D. Breslow offers a number of facial surgery services like: eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, facelift, and other facial rejuvenation treatments at our facial plastic surgery center. To learn more about each procedure, please click on the links below:
- Cheek Augmentation
- Chin Augmentation
- Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
- Injectable Fillers
- Laser Skin Resurfacing