What is a Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)?
A rhytidectomy, commonly referred to as facelift surgery, improves the visible signs of aging, reduces wrinkles, and tightens facial muscles in the face and jaw. During facelift surgery, excess fat is removed, underlying muscles are tightened, and the skin of the face and neck is redraped to create a natural and youthful appearance.
See before and after photos of some of Dr. Kjar’s many satisfied patients here.
Am I a Candidate for Face Lift?
The best candidates for facelift surgery are healthy patients whose skin is still relatively supple and elastic and whose bone structure is well defined. Although patients of almost any age may benefit from facelift surgery, most patients are in their 40s to 60s. Patients considering facelift surgery should thoroughly discuss their goals and expectations with Dr. Kjar. Some patients might find that they can attain their goals with a less invasive procedure, such as BOTOX® treatment, Sculptra, chemical peel, microdermabrasion or laser treatment. Other patients may be happier with their results if facelift surgery is combined with other procedures, such as a brow lift.
To find out if you are a candidate, contact us to arrange a evaluation.
How Does It Work?
Prior to facelift surgery, Dr. Kjar will give you specific preoperative guidelines. Carefully follow these instructions. If you smoke, you must stop at least a week or two before and after the surgery; smoking can interfere with the healing of your skin. If your hair is short, you may choose to grow it out before surgery to hide scars while they heal.
Facelift surgery typically requires several hours to complete. Incisions are made above the hairline at the temples, extend to the front of the ear, and continue behind the ear. If neck work is also required, a small incision may be made under the chin.
Typically, there isn’t any significant discomfort following facelift surgery. Any pain or discomfort can usually be lessened with prescription pain medication. Your facelift will include a consultation and services from Candessa Aesthetics at no extra cost, which will also help to improve your recovery.
Schedule Your Facelift Constultation
Dr. Kjar has performed hundreds of successful facelifts in his more than 25 years of board-certified experience. To get started, simply contact Dr. Kjar today to request a consultation, where you will be able to discuss your needs, ask any questions you may have, and further understand the process. If you’d like to reserve a date for your surgery, you will need to put a $500 non-refundable deposit down.