David Rasmussen, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Facelift

Facelift

If you are disturbed by the signs of aging visible on your face, you may consider a facelift (also called a rhytidectomy).  This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a brow lift and eyelid surgery in order to rejuvenate your face as much as possible.  A facelift corrects sagging in the midface, deep creases below the lower eyelids and along the nose that extend to the corner of the mouth, any fat that has fallen, a loss of muscle tone creating jowls, and loose skin and fatty deposits forming a double chin.  This does not change your fundamental appearance, and it does not undo the aging process; it simply restores the appearance of youth to a certain degree.  This is a highly individualized and personal process; you should only undergo this surgery if you feel it is right for you.

Is facelift surgery right for you?

  • Are you physically healthy overall?
  • Are you a nonsmoker?
  • Do you have a positive outlook and realistic expectations?