The term rhytidectomy comes from
the Latin word rhytid, which means wrinkle, and ectomy which means
"removal of". Hence, rhytidectomy ... commonly known as facelift
surgery ... it is the removal of wrinkles (lax skin).
A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to improve the most
visible signs of the aging process by eliminating excess fat,
tightening muscles beneath the skin of the neck, and removing lax
The neck lift removes the soft, wrinkled skin beneath the chin, and
the vertical folds on the front of the neck.
Facelift and neck lift procedures
have been around for a long time. Formerly thought to be just for the
rich and famous, newer techniques have resulted in smaller incisions,
less pain, faster recovery, and reduced costs.
Because costs have decreased,
facelifts and neck lifts can now be done on anyone who is interested in
looking younger and feeling better about themselves. It may improve how
you feel about yourself and even improve your lifestyle!
These procedures are commonly
combined with cosmetic eye (eyelid) surgery (blepharoplasty), mid face
lifts, chemical peels, or with endoscopic eyebrow or forehead lifts to
totally rejuvenate the face and neck.
Dr. Kass also has years of experience
with the suture platysmaplasty which especially enhances the jaw line
and has revolutionized neck rejuvenation procedures. You will look
younger and may feel more refreshed. This simple procedure is often
painless and may be one of the most satisfying things you can do to feel
better about yourself.
There is no magical age to make the decision to have a facelift. The
"right" time to have a consultation is when you no longer like what
the mirror tells you.
A facelift can do more that improve
the appearance of facial skin. It can be a real boost to one's
self-esteem. A facelift can make you look younger, and improve your
If you are
considering any of these procedures, wouldn’t it make sense to consult
with someone who specializes exclusively in facial plastic and
oculofacial plastic surgery?
Dr. Kass has done these procedures on so
many satisfied patients. Why trust your face to anyone else?