The Ultimate Solution – Rhytidectomy

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When it comes to maintaining a youthful appearance, there are more solutions available than ever before.  Injectable fillers to increase facial volume, Botox to decrease small lines in the face, a plethora of lasers and skin peels to illuminate the complexion, not to mention-state-of-the-art creams to hydrate facial tissue.  Although all of these methods offset the signs of aging, they are eventually trumped by wrinkles, fat loss, and fine lines, and the “gold standard” in facial cosmetic surgery may have to be employed to achieve the results you desire.

The gold standard refers to a rhytidectomy, which is facelift surgery.  Rhytis in Greek means “wrinkle”, and ectome means “excision” or “the removal of wrinkles by surgery”.  Although many non-surgical methods delay the necessity of this operation, Dr. Cory Torgerson states that by the age of 59 or 60, this surgery may be the only way to maintain the look of youthful vitality that people desire.  This is just a general rule, because there are many factors involved that determine when a rhytidectomy is a person’s only viable solution.  Genetics, the amount of stress, and lifestyle choices all determine how quickly a person ages, and it may be necessary for some men or women to undergo facelift surgery at a much younger age.

Surgery facilities have been performing rhytidectomies for decades, and fortunately, operating methods have improved significantly over the years.  Dr. Torgerson prefers to use the “open technique” method at his private surgery centre in Yorkville.  He has determined that this technique produces longer-lasting results and a more thorough outcome for the patient.  A tiny incision is made in front of the ears and along the hairline of the forehead.  Dr. Torgerson uses his years of skill and artistry to ensure these incisions are not visible, but hidden from view.  There are several steps involved in a rhytidectomy, but basically, the deep-skin tissue is tightened and draped in an upward motion, and then any excess fat that has accumulated is removed.

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It is recommended to book 2 weeks off work to heal sufficiently and feel comfortable in public.  With the use of make-up, some patients are able to return to their normal schedule after only 1 week to 10 days.  Pain medication will be prescribed and is usually necessary for the first 4 or 5 days post-op.  Bruising and swelling, especially around the eyes and jowls, can be expected for the first week, after which the sutures will be removed.

The number 10 is the general rule for anyone thinking of a rhytidectomy because it usually results in a person appearing 10 years younger, and the improvements of the facelift can last 10 years and beyond.  Dr. Torgerson emphasizes that this is a general rule and greatly depends on the facial care and skin maintenance that the patient practices afterwards.

If you have received many non-surgical treatments to maintain a fresh appearance but are concerned with the image you see in the mirror, perhaps a face lift consultation with Dr. Torgerson is the solution.  In a private, confidential setting, he will assess your face and determine if facelift surgery would provide the outcome you are looking for.

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