Bermant Facelift (Rhytidectomy)Consultation

Learn about facelift (rhytidectomy), and sculpture of the facial region by Dr. Michael Bermant, MD plastic & cosmetic surgery.

Michael Bermant, MD
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth (nasolabial fold). The jawline grows slack and jowls emerge. Folds and fat deposits appear around the neck. A facelift (rhytidectomy) is the name for a group of operations that address these issues. Surgery cannot stop the aging process. What it can do is "set back the clock," improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck.

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A facelift can be done alone, or in combination with other procedures such as a forehead lift (browlift), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), or nose reshaping (rhinoplasty). If you are considering a facelift, these web pages will give you a basic understanding of the procedure - when it can help, how it is performed, and what results you can expect. It cannot answer all of you questions and does not replace the in office consultation. During such an examination and evaluation, we can focus on your specific problems and concerns. Each operation must be individualized to that patient's needs.

A facelift can improve the deep cheek folds, jowls, and loose skin around the neck that come with age.

Planning your surgery

Facelifts are very individualized procedures. In your initial consultation Dr. Bermant will evaluate your face, including the skin and underlying bones, and discuss your goals for the surgery. Your health conditions could cause problems during or after surgery such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, blood clotting problems, or the tendency to form excessive scars. We need to know your medical history, other health conditions ,and if you use any form of nicotine or tobacco products. Bring a list of any medicines you take, especially aspirin or other drugs that affect clotting.

During this consultation we will discuss the various types of anesthesia for facelift surgery. The type of anesthesia used will depend on the problem being treated and other factors. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations and concerns about the results.

All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk

When a facelift is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Still, individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities, and the outcome is never completely predictable. Complications that can occur include hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin that must be removed by the surgeon), injury to the nerves that control facial muscles (usually temporary), infection, and reactions to the anesthesia. Poor healing of the skin is most likely to affect smokers. You can reduce your risks by closely following Dr. Bermant's advice both before and after surgery.



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