Rhytidectomy improves the tone and contour of the cheeks, jawline, and neck (including
bands in the neck) and is primarily used to treat larger or deeper wrinkles in
these areas. Deep creases of the cheeks on either side of the nose and “jowls” along
the jawline can be improved.
The jawline and neck are more dramatically improved than the upper face is, as
the procedure targets the heavier wrinkles or sagging skin in the lower face
Surgery and Recovery
The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and patients
go home the same day. It takes approximately 7-14 days for bruising and swelling
but subtle swelling can last longer. Scars are left around and behind the ear
and in the scalp area and take 6-12 months to fully mature.
Please schedule a consultation and examination so we can discuss the risks
and benefits of this procedure and determine if a
rhytidectomy is right for you.
Please note, any patient considering cosmetic plastic surgery procedures should
be in overall good health and currently a non-smoker.
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