A facelift / necklift (rhytidectomy) are surgical procedures that improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as sagging in the middle of your face, jawline and neck.
As part of the aging process which happens to all of us sooner or later, our skin progressively loses its elasticity and our muscles tend to slacken. The stresses of daily life, effects of gravity, smoking and exposure to sun can be seen on our faces.
The best candidate is one whose face and neck has begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well defined. Most patients are in their 40’s to 60’s, but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their 70’s or 80’s.
It should not be obvious that a patient has had a facelift, but instead they look younger, more vital and cheerful. It is a procedure that technically works well but also increases morale and is well appreciated by the patient.
Patients often combine face and / or neck lift with eye bag surgery to achieve the desired result in one session.