Rhytidectomy (Facelift) San Francisco – Part 1 of 4

Posted July 12, 2010 in Facelift (Rhytidectomy), Home, Videos, Wrinkle Reduction (Non-surgical)

The name for the facelift procedure, or rhytidectomy, comes from the Latin word rhytid meaning wrinkle. Rhytidectomy literally means wrinkle removal. While Board Certified Plastic Surgeons remove wrinkles from all over the body, in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, the term rhytidectomy is used almost exclusively to describe the surgical procedure that removes wrinkles from the face.

While the facelift is the gold standard for facial rejuvenation, there are many options to consider. This video segment, taken from my appearance on KRON4’s Body Beautiful, discusses the changes that occur in the face as we age. It reviews treatments like botulinum toxin (BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport) and fillers (Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm), mini-facelifts and the facelift. San Francisco Bay Area residents were able to call in with their questions and have them answered live on the air.

The 800 number in the video below was only used for viewer questions during the live broadcast. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a consultation appointment, please call my Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery office at (925) 943-6353.

This video is provided for general informational purposes only. Specific recommendations can only be made after a careful history and physical examination is performed. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Loss of facial volume as we age
  • The effects of gravity
  • Restoration of volume with fillers
  • Reducing facial animation lines with Botox/Dysport
  • What is a facelift?
  • What areas of the face are addressed with a facelift?
  • Is the neck included in a facelift?
  • How is facial volume replacement addressed?
  • Is it supposed to look tight?

The other segments of this broadcast can be found here: