Face reveals the passing of time and the process of aging. If the person in the mirror looks older than you feel, a facelift (rhytidectomy) helps to regain a more youthful and cheerful appearance. During the operation the underlying tissues are tightened, excess facial fat is removed, and the loose skin in the neck and facial area is smoothened.
Who benefits from a facelift?
Facelifts are usually performed to patients between 40 and 60 years of age, but even people above the age of 60 benefit from it. The operation is suitable for all healthy women and men who have, for instance:
- Deep lines from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Sagging skin and deep lines on the cheeks
- Drooping jawline
- Loose, sagging skin, folds, or excess fat in the neck area
If you have any of the following afflictions, ask the plastic surgeon if the operation is suitable for you:
- High blood pressure
- Blood coagulation disorder
- Scarring disorder (keloids, hypertrophic scars)