Facelifts and Necklifts
Looking to know everything important regarding a facelift and necklift (rhytidectomy)? Everything you ever wanted to know about a facelift and a necklift (as performed by Dr. Bhupendra C. K. Patel MD, of Patel Plastic Surgery) is presented here.
A facelift and a neck lift is known by many different names: rhytidectomy, facelift, cervico-facial lift, face-and-neck lift, lower facelift, etc. There are also many marketing names with different degrees of success. There is no such thing as a “weekend lift”, “no-scar facelift”, “quicko-facelift”, “acme facelift”, etc. These are creations of the slick advertising surgeon, all too common and best avoided at all costs.
Aging of the Face and Neck
Aging of the face is inevitable and inexorable: tempus fugit. Or as Hippocrates so succinctly put it: “ars longa, vita brevis”. With the steady march of time, there is loosening of skin, tendons, deeper supporting structures as well as changes in bones, resulting in the well-recognized changes of aging that affect our face and neck. From forehead lines and creases, to drooping brows and eyelids, to crow’s feet to deep nasolabial and melolabial folds, to jowls, to loss of the jawline, to double and triple chins to neck laxity and bands. And that is just a brief outline of aging, the full discussion of which would take a textbook to discuss. It affects ladies and chaps with equal remorseless persistence!