Face lift, or rhytidectomy, is a major cosmetic procedure designed to enhance and improve facial features as we age. A typical surgery can take two to three hours and last indefinitely. Common problems that can be corrected include loose skin, wrinkles, deep lines, jowls, pigment changes, and loss of muscle tone or volume.
There are a wide variety of operations types that differ according to the type of incision made, the number of tissue layers treated, the area of the face and the degree of invasiveness. Some examples include SMAS, deep plane, short scar, endoscopic, mid, thread, secondary, and combination procedures.