A Rhytidectomy, commonly called a facelift, is one of the most common facial rejuvenation procedures performed by facial plastic surgeons. The goal of this procedure is to lift the cheeks and jowls, define the jawline, and improve the contour of the chin and upper neck. There are many different types of facelift procedures. Dr. Sandel will discuss each of these with you and recommend a conservative technique that will give you natural long-lasting results.
For the most optimal results, facelifts should be performed under a mild general anesthesia. This allows our patients to be safely and comfortably asleep while minimizing the need for narcotic medications. There is minimal pain following the procedure and although pain medication may be prescribed, most patients tell us that Tylenol provides relief from any discomfort they may experience. Sutures are removed as soon as 7 days.
Contact us for scheduling your cosmetic surgery consultation today. Photographs and digital computer imaging are provided! You will get as much time as you need so that all of your questions are answered.