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.