Face Lift Toronto Rhytidectomy Surgery
Nobody has to know how old you really are, but as you age, it becomes harder and harder to hide it. The elasticity of your skin begins to loosen, smooth and youthful contours disappear from the loss of evenly distributed fatty tissues, wrinkles multiply around your eyes and mouth, and skin in the chin area sags.
Keep your age a secret with a face lift, also known as rhytidectomy and sometimes spelled facelift.
Face Lifts in Toronto
The first step of your treatment will be a consultation. Meeting with a physician will prepare you both physically and mentally for the procedure. You'll find out everything you need to know.
Surgery will take place in a clean and modern surgical centre equipped with cutting edge technology. It does take longer than other elective cosmetic treatments, however the vast majority of patients are pleased with the results of a single surgery.
Imagine your face with less or no wrinkles, featuring smooth contours and no bags or sags.
What to Consider Before Undergoing Rhytidectomy
Men and women around the world have experienced the revitalizing effects of face lift surgery. For men, the procedure eliminates sagging skin obscuring their neck and jawline, establishing once again the chiseled appearance of their youth. For women, a face lift achieves the smooth facial contour and overall feminine softness lost due to sun damage, aging, and gravity.
Face lifts are one of the more popular cosmetic surgical procedures. So, if you're considering undergoing the procedure, read on!
Prime Candidates for the Face Lift Procedure
Rhytidectomy is a cosmetic procedure that requires surgery. Therefore, before undergoing the procedure, it is necessary that candidates be in relatively good health both physically and mentally. Health is considered more of an issue than age.
And good news if you're a senior citizen - face lifts have been performed on patients well into their 70s, with successful results!
It is believed that prominently defined bone structure and saggy skin on the neck and face improve results. For those with less defined bone structure, facial implants may be a better option. Because an amount of stretching will be involved, the skin should have some elasticity. However, with the experience and knowledge of your physician, they'll be able to determine whether a face lift will achieve the results you want. Results will vary with each individual and depend on age, gender, weight, and other such factors.
The facelift procedure is designed for dramatic rejuvenation; therefore it is not recommended for the removal of fine wrinkles. There are several other cosmetic procedures better suited for this problem, including microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing.
Before the Procedure
You will be asked to visit a physician to discuss the goals and expectations of your face lift in a confidential setting. Remember to be frank and honest, as your physician will be able to help you better attain the goals of your surgery. Your physician may also provide options to rhytidectomy that are more suitable for your situation.
Detailed information will be give to you regarding the procedure, and how to take care of yourself before and after surgery. The risks of rhytidectomy will also be discussed. You may be asked to stop smoking and change other lifestyle habits for a period of time before (and possibly after) the surgery. If you find this difficult to do, just think about the results your face lift will achieve and it might make things easier!
For a very general list of things to do to adequately prepare your body for surgery, please visit Preparing for Cosmetic Surgery. This list, however, is not exhaustive.
Did you know that the term rhytidectomy has its origins in Ancient Greek? Taken from Greek, rhytid means wrinkle and ectomy means excision of or cutting away. Therefore, a rhytidectomy is excision of wrinkles. While there is no mention in the etymology of the word that specifically implies the face, rhytidectomy is the technical term for face lift.
It is believed that the first documented face lift was performed in the early 1900s.