A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic procedure to lift up and pull back the sagging skin around the mid-face, the lower face and the neck. The surgery is performed in our certified surgical center under local anesthesia with sedation.
An incision is made in front of the ear, around the ear lobe and behind the ear. The goal is to have the best scar possible, as hidden as possible, and without distorting the earlobe, hairline, sideburn or cheek.
The sagging muscle is tightened and the skin pulled back. The excess skin is then removed. Dr. Amanda Fanous performs the “Optimum Mobility” technique, a mini-invasive approach consisting of a limited dissection and a muscle plication technique (meaning the muscle is sutured back on itself without being cut). The surgery takes about 3 hours. The patient is sent home shortly after the surgery with a bandage around the head. Recovery usually takes around 2 weeks. Some bruising and pain may occur.