What is a Rhytidectomy?

A rhytidectomy, commonly known as a face lift, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. This can include:

  • Sagging of the Mid-face
  • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
  • “Smile lines” or deep creases running from the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Sunken/displaced fat
  • Jowls created by loss of muscle tone in the lower face
  • A double chin caused by loose skin and fatty deposits

Often times other rejuvenation procedures, like a brow lift or eyelid surgery, are performed in conjunction with the face lift to further correct signs of aging in the face.

What is it not?

A facelift will not change your fundamental appearance or stop the aging process. It can only be performed surgically. Non-surgical treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may complement the surgical results or help delay the time at which a facelift becomes more appropriate.

Is a Rhytidectomy right for me?

If you’re physically healthy, don’t smoke, and have a positive outlook and specific, yet realistic, goals for the improvement of your facial appearance, a face lift could be right for you.

Dr. Holland works closely with each patient to set realistic expectations for long-term success and happiness based on each individual’s health history and lifestyle.

If you’re not sure whether a face lift is right for you or have questions, we encourage you to give us a call, schedule a consultation and receive personal advice and care from Dr. Holland.

How much does a Rhytidectomy cost?

The cost for a face lift varies from practice to practice and with a handful of variables. During your consultation, you’ll want to make sure you are taking into account the following costs:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Hospital or surgical facility fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Medical tests

Ok, I'm in. What should I expect?

Step 1: Schedule a consultation!

At your consultation, be prepared to discuss realistic expectations based on your unique build, genetics, history and lifestyle. You may be asked to get pre-surgical lab testing, medication evaluation and to stop smoking if you are a smoker. Rhytidectomy does require anesthesia and you will receive specific pre- and post-operative instructions from your surgeon.

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