Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
Facelift surgery is the layman’s term for a rhytidectomy. This word is derived from two Greek words: rhytis, meaning wrinkle, and ektome, meaning to excise.
A rhytidectomy is likened to the surgical removal of wrinkles. A facelift is usually not necessary until a person is approximately 50 years of age because there are so many alternative methods available to correct fine lines and moderate wrinkles.
Reverse The Signs Of Aging
At an early age, using proper skin care products and sunscreen should be adequate maintenance. As skin loses its elasticity, neuromodulators and injectable fillers are an excellent way to reverse the signs of aging. Facelift surgery should be considered when wrinkles are no longer able to be successfully concealed and loose skin around the neck and lower face and in front of the ears becomes noticeable. There is no right or wrong age to pursue a facelift, as genetics also play a significant role in one’s aging process.
It is important to pursue a facelift for the “right reasons”. Wanting to enhance your appearance and bolster your self-esteem are two correct motives. Desiring to look like your favourite celebrity or assuming that a face lift will give you a younger partner are not the right objectives. Although a skilled surgeon can produce amazing results that are tailored to your specific needs, it is not as realistic to think that a facelift will make you appear 20 or 30 years younger.
Good Natural & Not Pulled Facelift
A good facelift will always look natural and not pulled. Long-term correction is achieved in several steps. First, the deep tissues of the face (SMAS) are tightened, excess skin is removed, and then the SMAS is re-draped in an upward direction, which reverses the natural pull of gravity. There is a lot of artistry involved in knowing the right amount of tension to use when performing this type of surgery. It is not achieved by simply pulling up the loose skin; therefore, it is essential to choose an experienced and reputable facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Cory Torgerson.
Dr. Torgerson performs “open technique” surgery because it achieves a more thorough and long-lasting result compared to endoscopic surgery. An incision is made at the temple along the hairline and in front of the ears, allowing for any scarring to be hidden in the natural fold of the skin.
Pain medication is usually needed for the first 3 to 4 days, and sutures are removed after 1 week. Swelling and bruising around the eyes and jawline can be expected, and 2 weeks off of work is recommended, after which time clients will feel comfortable to be out in public. Makeup can successfully mask any remaining signs of surgery.
Potential clients are encouraged to book a private consultation with Dr Torgerson at our Yorkville, Toronto, plastic surgery clinic to gain a clear understanding of what options are available to them. Looking at before and after photos of Dr. Torgerson’s previous rhytidectomy clients will also demonstrate how natural the facelift results will be. At the time of the consultation, patients will also receive a tailored and personalized quote for their own facelift surgery.
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