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- Height: 5'2"
- Age: 61
- Gender: Female
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Weight: 157
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that will improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Many of these signs include: reducing the sagging of the skin, jowls, loose skin on and around the neck, and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or turkey neck.
So, is a facelift for you?
To qualify yourself as a good candidate for a facelift, there are many factors to be considered. Facelifts require that the patient is under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
First, you must be a non-smoker. If you smoke, you must quit a month prior to your procedure. Smoking can cause many different complications that we do not want to worry about.
Second is health. Healthy individuals with no medical conditions that impair the healing process.
Lastly, the patient should have a positive outlook with realistic expectations.
If you have decided to go through with your facelift, knowing what to expect after your procedure will spare stress and worry. It is important to remember your face will look very different when you wake up. It will be swollen, bruised and maybe even appear red or pink. However, time heals everything! If you follow all your post-operative instructions, you will be looking beautiful (and years younger) in no time!
This Procedures Details
With this particular case, this patient is a little thicker in the face meaning she has more fat pads around the cheeks and jowls. These excess fat pads make the surgical procedure much more difficult. In order to adjust the fat pads around the jowls, internal sutures are precisely placed to stretch the pads up the cheeks towards the ears. This creates tension and tightening of the fat pads and skin. With this patient, you can see a huge different around her neck. Her jaw line is much more defined and her jowls are nearly gone.