Definitions for "Rhytidectomy"
commonly known as a facelift; or the surgical removal of excess wrinkles and lax skin
also called facelift, rhytidectomy is a plastic surgery procedure used to remove facial wrinkles, sagging skin, fat deposits, or other visible signs of aging for cosmetic purposes.
(also called facelift.) - The popular facelift can be performed on both men and women as soon as there are signs of aging. This procedure addresses the changes that occur in the natural process of aging. A typical lift requires the cosmetic surgeon to remove excess fat, tighten underlying muscles, and re-drape the skin of the face and neck. Ideal candidates for a facelift are men and women over forty whose face and neck have begun to sag but who have some skin elasticity and a well-defined bone structure.