Facelift surgery lifts and firms sagging facial tissues to restore a more naturally youthful facial appearance. It is often said that having a facelift works to “turn back the clock,” helping a patient look like a younger version of him or herself. By removing excess, sagging skin, smoothing deep folds, and lifting and tightening the deep facial tissues, facelift surgery can help a patient look not just younger, but simply “better.” Rhytidectomy refers to facelift cosmetic surgery. The patient undergoes general anesthesia or receives a sedative medication via intravenous mucosa and topical anesthetic during this operation in order to anesthetize the skin. The surgeon then makes an incision from the temporal area and continues this incision to the back of the ear with a circular motion. He then separates the skin from the underlying tissues and lifts and tightens the muscle and tissue under the skin. During this procedure, some excess fat and extra skin may be needed to be separated and removed. Finally, the skin is placed back and the incision location is closed with sutures. The incision is usually made below the hairline or in the natural crease of the skin. Therefore, it can be hardly seen after the operation. This surgery often lasts a few hours. The patient may be discharged on the same day, but sometimes she/he needs to stay at the hospital for one night. The risks associated with the facelift procedure include reaction to anesthesia, bleeding underneath the skin, infection, damage to the nerves covering the muscles of the face (such a damage may result in the facial paralysis or spasm but usually with a temporary effect), loss of tissue, ulcer, and pulmonary embolism (however, it is not common). Just like all cosmetic surgeries, there is always a risk with this surgery that is not to gain the result that you may expect. However, a skilled plaster surgeon can give you a very clear idea of what you have expected after such an operation. If you're considering Face Lift, consult with us to understand what surgery involves, including possible risks, complications and follow-up care.