Facelift & Modified Facelift
A Facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens facial tissues. A facelift can involve removing excess skin, smoothing out folds and wrinkles, and adding fat to the face. It doesn’t include a brow or eyelid lift, although these might be done at the same time. Rhytidectomy literally means wrinkle (rhytid-) removal (-ectomy).
Modern facelifts look much more natural without some of the older undesirable signs, such as the wind tunnel look, obvious scars, or deformities of the ear lobes. Dr. Finger developed a facelift called the transmale subperiosteal midface lift, which we believe gives a more natural and longer-lasting facelift and which is used by many surgeons throughout the country.
Dr. Finger often combines the facelift with eyelid lifts, forehead lifts, lip augmentation, fat injections, and CO2 laser treatments for optimal results. Facelifts are usually done under light general anesthesia. Recovery time for most swelling and bruising is 1 to 4 weeks, depending upon the adjunctive procedure done and the health and age of the patient.
There is No “One Fits all Facelift” according to Dr. E. Ronald Finger each Facelift is as unique as the patient. Though patients all want to look younger and experience an improved appearance, not each patient receives the same Facelift. Dr. Finger customizes his technique according to the patient’s age, desire, and unique facial features.