Facelift Surgery - Rhytidectomy are names for a group of operations to restore the effects of aging. Time and gravity take their tolls on our facial beauty. Tissues lose their youthful tone and sag. Sun and the environment etch the lines of time into the surface of the face with wrinkles and lines. For some cultures these effects represent the earned years of wisdom and respect. For other cultures the aging process is a loss of youth and possible competitive edge. More and more people both men and women want to look as young as they feel.
This patient had a coronal brow lift, an extended SMAS operation, and neck lift. Her major concerns were her folds about the mouth, early jowls and loss of neck angle definition. Notice the improvement three months after surgery. The eyebrows have been restored to their natural position removing the redundant upper eyelid tissue. The cheek (malar) fat is restored to its position over the prominence of the cheek. The nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to beyond the corners of the mouth) have been softened. The midface looks much more youthful.
This side view demonstrates the cervicomental angle (the angle between the chin and neck). See how the resuspension of the neck restores a younger look. The descent of cheek tissues and early jowls have been reversed. The elevated brow has taken years off the appearance of the upper eyelids. Scars are well hidden in hair, around the ears, and behind the ears. View more details about her eyelid sculpture.