Facelift (also known as rhytidectomy)....

Some of the most visible signs of aging first appear on the face. Although the changes appear gradually, there may come a day when you look in the mirror and decide that the face you see doesn’t reflect the way you feel about yourself. If you’d like to look as good as you feel, a facelift can help. Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift smooths the loose skin on your face and neck, tightens underlying tissues and removes excess fat. As a result, your face will appear firmer and fresher.

Facelifts are most commonly performed on patients in the 40-60 age range. However, the procedure can produce good results for people in their 60s, 70s and 80s as well. You may be a good candidate for a facelift if you have any of the following types of conditions:

• a deep line that runs from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth
• loss of a well-defined jawline
• deep wrinkles in the cheeks and sagging skin near the cheekbones
• loose skin, wrinkles or excess fatty tissue in the neck.

FACELIFT SURGERY NEEDS TO BE APPROACHED WITH EXTRA CAUTION IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MEDICAL CONDITIONS:
• uncontrolled high blood pressure
• blood-clotting problems
• the tendency to form excessive scars.

Be sure to alert Dr. Gillian if you are affected by any of these conditions.