About Face Lift

Surgical face lifting aims to tighten up the skin and muscles in the face and neck.

The medical term for a facelift is rhytidectomy. The term “rhytid” is derived from Greek meaning wrinkle so you can understand that the procedure was originally performed to get rid of wrinkles in the aging face.

Today however, face lifting has come to mean more than just trying to eliminate wrinkles.

In fact a facelift is undertaken to make the face look more both youthful and fresh. However while the aim is to look better, the expectation should not be to look unrealistically younger.

Surgical face lifting aims to tighten up the skin and muscles in the face and neck.

As we grow older the tissues lose some of their elasticity, tone and volume. This causes the face to sag and the skin to become more wrinkled.

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