The effects of aging show themselves whether we want them to or not. These effects can come in the form of wrinkles, loose skin and excess skin that develop around the eyes, jawline and chin. Many treatments are available that promise younger looking skin, but few actually give us the results we want. A rhytidectomy may be able to give you the noticeable, long-lasting results you want to see.
A rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure more commonly known as a facelift. It can help reduce the signs of aging by tightening the skin and muscles and eliminating wrinkles. In a traditional facelift, our surgeon lifts the skin of the face in order to work on the underlying tissues. Then, the skin is tightened. If you would like to give your face a more youthful look, a rhytidectomy may be able to help you.
What happens during a facelift?
During your consultation, Dr. Salerno will give you a detailed idea of what to expect with a rhytidectomy. In general, however, the procedure may be able to help you achieve a younger look by targeting areas of the face that most easily show the signs of aging, such as the jawline, chin and areas around the eyes and mouth. Correcting these areas can help the face look younger and rejuvenated.
What happens after the rhytidectomy?
After the procedure is finished, our plastic surgeon will give you instructions on how to care for yourself in the upcoming days. Since the exact procedure varies from patient to patient depending on their needs, Dr. Salerno will talk with you directly to let you know what to expect. Once you have fully recovered, you could enjoy the results of a naturally younger-looking face.
Who is a good candidate for a rhytidectomy?
Good candidates for a rhytidectomy will be in generally good health and have realistic expectations. They should also have areas on the face that could benefit from this procedure, such as sagging and wrinkled skin around the jaw and eyes. A facelift may be able to give you results that treatments such as creams and facials could not.
Of course, the best way to find out if you are a good candidate is to come in for a consultation. At Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves in our dedication to patient comfort and care. Dr. Salerno aims to keep all of his procedures patient-centered. This means that every bit of treatment you receive will be personalized with you in mind, and we will work with you closely to ensure we provide you with the highest level of care. Located in Moonee Ponds, we gladly help patients in the Melbourne area with their aesthetic needs. If you are interested in receiving a rhytidectomy, contact us today to schedule your consultation!