Face lift

What is Face lift?

A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy (from Ancient Greek ῥυτίς (rhytis) "wrinkle" + ἐκτομή (ektome) "excision", surgical removal of wrinkles), is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful facial appearance. There are multiple surgical techniques. It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin, with or without the tightening of underlying tissues, and the redraping of the skin on the patient's face and neck. Facelifts are effectively combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and other facial procedures and are typically performed under general anesthesia or deep twilight sleep.

According to the most recent 2011 statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, facelifts were the sixth most popular aesthetic surgery performed after liposuction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and breast lift.

Questions and answers on "Face lift"

I am having face lift surgery in three days time and have a slight sore throat. I asked my general practitioner for antibiotics as a precaution as...

doctor1 MD

any surgery with infection is contraindicated.decision can be done by ur plastic surgeon, not me or your general practitioner.have a visit with ur...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I had a lower neck/face lift two years ago. About two months ago, I noticed a significant feeling of tightness in the front sides of my...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Dizziness might be related to fluctuations in Blood pressure

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am
welcome to health care magic, I have gone...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on Face lift

Ask Question
Doctor Image

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Lab Tests
Related Medical Topics