Lawrence G. Kass M.D.

OCULOPLASTIC & FACIAL

COSMETIC SURGERY


727.522.3223

St. Petersburg / Clearwater

Face & Neck Lift

Rhytidectomy


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 skin.


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 self confidence.


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?


See Clinical Descriptions of Selected Patients in Photo Galleries:


Facelift Surgery Before and After Photos


Neck Lift Before and After Photos