A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.
At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, our plastic surgeons are experts in facelift procedures individually tailored to each person’s specific features. As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process. However a facelift can improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin
Some patients may elect to have a brow lift instead of a complete facelift. In this procedure, a portion of the forehead is lifted which results in brow elevation. This diminishes creases across the forehead. It can also help iron out wrinkle lines occurring on the upper bridge of the nose. A brow lift:
Facelift or Brow Lift surgery may be a good option for you if:
If you have questions, please contact us. We are always willing to help you determine if this is right for you.
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