Facelift surgery

What is Facelift surgery?

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.

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I just had blood tests done and found out my WBC is 3.6. I am scheduled to have facelift surgery in three weeks. The dictor said the results of all...

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welcome to HCM!
A low white blood cell count usually is caused by Viral infections that temporarily disrupt bone marrow function.

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I am having facelift surgery on oct 28th. I stopped drinking alcohol last friday so that would only be 9 days prior to surgery. I was instructed...

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hello dear
thanks for your query at Hcm
generally person asked to quit 2weeks before surgery , your doctor did the same .
there is nothing that...

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I had a neck and lower face lift over 7 months ago. I still have extreme tightness-like a noose- around my neck and extreme pulling of cheeks and...

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Revision surgery, BOTOX injection

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Thank you for posting on HCM.
I can understand your concern regarding the...

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