Rhytidectomy, commonly referred to as a Facelift, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens facial tissues. The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, as well as heredity and stress. A Facelift procedure can help deal with these issues and improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. To help with the results, browlift and eyelids procedures are also suggested with a facelift operation.
People who show some signs of facial aging but still have some skin elasticity are the considered the best candidates for facelift surgery. Generally, this includes people who are in their 40s to 70s, although older people occasionally are candidates. Facelift is considered a highly satisfying procedure according to the patients’ statements about how their self-esteem, life satisfaction and self-rated physical attractiveness are improved after they underwent facelift surgery.