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Facelift Surgery

Rhytidectomy

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

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What words should I know about facelift surgery?

Anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma/Seroma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Tear trough

Deep creases below the lower eyelids.

Nasolabial fold

Deep creases between the nose and cheek

Jowls

Relaxed skin at the sides of the chin.

Local anesthesia

Medication injected directly to the incision during an operation to numb the skin.

Rhytidectomy (removal of wrinkles)

Also known as facelift, reduces sagging of the mid-face, jowls and neck.

SMAS

Submuscular aponeurotic sheath: tissue under the skin, overlying the facial muscles, that is often repositioned in a facelift to improve contours.

Subperiosteal

A technique with a deeper dissection to elevate the cheek tissue to improve contours.



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