Tighten the tissues of the face and neck, reduce the visible signs of aging and look more youthful.

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What is a Facelift?

Technically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens the tissues of the face and neck, thus reducing the visible signs of aging and resulting in a more youthful appearance. A facelift can help to lessen unwanted features such as deep creases and wrinkles, sagging skin, jowls, and the appearance of a double chin.

A facelift helps to restore the youthful contours of the face while also improving skin tone. This procedure can boost your self-confidence by helping your facial features better reflect your youthful personality. However, a facelift will not change your fundamental appearance – it is simply a way of reducing the signs of aging and rejuvenating your natural looks. An LSU Plastic Surgeon can discuss your expectations and your desired outcome.

About the Procedure

Depending upon the scope of the procedure and the results desired, a facelift may involve a number of incisions– along the hairline at the temples, around the ears, under the chin, and sometimes within the lower eyelids or under the upper lip. The procedure may involve redistribution or sculpting of fat, the repositioning of underlying tissues, and the trimming of excess skin. During your consultation, your physician will discuss their recommendations on the right procedure for you.

As with most surgical procedures, recovery time will vary from patient to patient and should be discussed with your physician. In addition, you will be given instructions pertaining to caring for your face, any medications that may be needed and when a follow-up visit to the surgeon may be needed.