Question: I would like to get a facelift for my 50th birthday. Can I get my whole face done at one time or does the rhytidectomy just correct one or two areas at a time like the chin or cheek or eyes and forehead.
Answer: Congratulations on your 50th birthday. Many people use milestones to consider facial rejuvenation. Rhytidectomy, or facelift, is traditionally very good at rejuvenating the mid face, which is the portion of the face between the eyes and the chin. It’s also good for the neck. Frequently in a standard facelift procedure, techniques are employed to improve the appearance of the neck, maybe to move any excess adipose tissue in that region. The facelift is not particularly good at improving the appearance of the forehead or the area of the eyes. Therefore, you may want to consider some other procedures at the same time or on a later date to improve the forehead and possibly lift the position of the eyebrows as well as to remove any excess skin around the eyes. There are a many quick, exciting procedures to get the results that you want. The best option is to meet with an experienced facial plastic surgeon who can perform a complete examination of your face and determine what techniques and what approach is the best for you.