Rhytidectomy: Consulting With Your Plastic Surgeon For A Facelift


Rhytidectomy: Consulting With Your Plastic Surgeon For A Facelift

Transforming Your Look And Feel With Rhytidectomy

With age, skin loses elasticity and is impacted by gravity. As a result, skin in the neck, jaw, chin, and even eyes begin to sag. The person in the mirror is often not a reflection of the young, vibrant mind. At this point, some people think about a facelift or rhytidectomy. Facelifts are growing in popularity, with the 5th most performed plastic surgery procedure.

Here’s what happens during a facelift

Rhytidectomy is an invasive procedure to raise and tighten the skin. Facelifts are done under general anesthesia, and the surgeon will start with an incision along the hairline, near the ear. The muscle, connective tissue, and skin are pulled up and back toward the hairline. With the tissue in place, the doctor stitches the skin around the ear, and any excess skin is removed. Sometimes, the surgeon can also operate on the neck to tighten the skin around the jawline. Eyebrow lifts and nose jobs can also accompany facelift procedures.

Getting a consultation

Before rhytidectomy, a patient must consult with a plastic surgeon. The surgeon will interview the potential patient to see if rhytidectomy is possible. The surgeon will also outline the exact steps of the procedure. During the consultation, the surgeon will outline the risks, show testimonials and benefits of surgery. Patients will need to be in good medical health, so the medical team at the clinic will review medical history.

Reviewing your face

If the surgeon determines the patient is a good candidate, the next step would be to review the face and formulate a plan. Based on what the patient is trying to achieve, the surgeon will determine which procedures will work best. Using a marker, the surgeon may outline problem areas and take photos. After selecting the best options, the surgeon will discuss possible results. Make sure to ask as many questions as possible.

Talking about price and planning

Near the end of the consultation, the surgeon and medical team will discuss the price. The pricing will include anesthesia, surgeon fees, overnight fees, and moreThis figure can increase depending on the state and requirements. Cosmetic surgeries typically are not covered by insurance, so speak with the team about payment options. The following steps will be deciding if the surgeon is the right one and moving forward.

It’s time to consider rhytidectomy

Rhytidectomy is an excellent opportunity to improve the look and feel of the face. Most patients who choose facelifts are satisfied with the results and have a new lease on life. Make sure to consult with the surgeon and ask as many questions as possible. Understanding the process and the risks can help with the right decision.

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