What is a Facelift or Rhytidectomy?
A Facelift or Rhytidectomy is a type of plastic surgery that is designed improve the appearance of the face by removing excess skin and tightening the muscles in the face.
The facelift is performed on individuals who have noticed increased sagging of the skin or drooping of the muscles of the face. Age varies as to when an individual may require this procedure. Dr. Felice has performed the facelifts on people from age 39 to 80. His personal feeling about the facelift is that it should be performed to create a very natural, rejuvenated look which should never reveal a “surgical” or “pulled” appearance. The face is divided into multiple aesthetic units. It is imperative to understand how aging affects these components and address the issues on a very individual basis.
Dr. Felice has perfected the short scar facelift over the last 20 years. The incisions are placed to match the normal contours of the ears for nearly invisible scars. In addition, his techniques have reduced recovery times while extending the longevity of the lift.
Many times a full facelift (forehead, cheeks and neck) is not necessary; a regional facelift or mid facelift may be all that is needed to rejuvenate the face. Again, this is where individualization of the patient’s needs are critical and experience in performing facelifts paramount.
What to expect during a Facelift (Rhytidectomy) consultation:
During your plastic surgery consultation for a Facelift or Rhytidectomy at Youthful Images, Dr. Felice will review your medical history, examine your face, discuss your expectations, review the Facelift or Rhytidectomy procedure, discuss the recovery period, review other patient photographs and take your picture so that he can review with you the plans he has for your new look. Finally, we will discuss the cost of the procedure. In addition, we accept several different financing options if that may be of interest to you.
Expected Recovery Time for a Facelift or Rhytidectomy:
The approximate recovery time for a Facelift (Rhytidectomy) is 14 days.
Cost range for a Facelift or Rhytidectomy:
Please go to the Pricing Menu page to find out the cost range for a Facelift or Rhytidectomy surgery. An exact cost for a Facelift (Rhytidectomy) will be given during your consultation.
Please feel free to contact our office for additional information. If you wish to consider financing your surgery, please call our office for information on pre-approval. Specific fees for procedures will be discussed at your initial consultation.