By Michael Sundine, MD

The Rhytidectomy procedure is performed to lift the lower portion of the face and reduce common signs of aging such as lines, creases, and wrinkles. The Rhytidectomy (or Facelift) procedure is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation and may be performed on its own or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as dermal fillers, botox, eyelid lift, or brow lift. The incision in the Rhytidectomy procedure is made (in the traditional facelift technique) inside the hairline at the temples and around the ear to the lower scalp. In some cases an incision may also be made under the chin to target issues in the neck.

After the incision is made the skin is pulled tighter, the excess removed, the muscles and tissues are lifted, and finally, the skin is closed through skin adhesives or sutures to create a natural looking, more youthful appearance. If you are interested in learning more about the Rhytidectomy procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sundine today.