Facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging on the face and neck. As individuals age, the skin and muscles of the face region begin to lose tone. The facelift cannot stop the process of aging. It can improve the most visible signs of aging by tightening the deeper structures, re-draping the skin of face and neck, and removing selected areas of fat.
Partial Facelift surgery is individualized for each patient. The best candidates for partial facelift surgery have a face and neck line beginning to sag in certain areas, rather than everywhere, but whose skin has elasticity and whose bone structure is well defined. A concern for these Partial Procedures is they will address all facial concerns of aging. They will not prevent further aging, and may actually create an uneven aging profile in that the partial facelift treated area now appears much younger than other facial areas not treated.