A Rhytidectomy is the tightening and removal of excess skin of the face and neck. Often, the sagging muscles are tightened and/or fatty tissue deposits below the skin are removed. These areas will appear firmer, fresher and more youthful. Isolated areas may be addressed separately (e.g. neck lift, brow lift, or midface lift). Heredity, skin texture, and bone structure will all play a role in the result of the procedure.
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Approximately 3-5 hours under general anesthesia.
After the Procedure
Day 1: Surgery. Admitted overnight.
Day 2: Discharged from hospital after exam and removal of drains.
Day 3: May shower and wash hair.
Day 7: Office visit for evaluation.
Day 10: Bruising resolving and may return to work.
Week 6: Healing complete.