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Over the course of life, many factors begin to take a toll on our faces.  Gravity, sun and even stress cause us to develop wrinkles that take the form of deep creases in our necks, jaws and faces.  The signs of aging can be counteracted through a face lift, which tightens the muscle, removes excess fat and skin and gives the face a younger, fresher look.  It is not uncommon for patients to look 10 or 15 years younger following a facelift procedure.

Facelifts, technically known as rhytidectomies (which means “removal of wrinkles”), are designed to renew the skin of the mid- to lower face and neck.  Facelifts are very effective for patients who want to:

  • Correct deep creases from under the eyes
  • Reduce midface sagging
  • Reduce creases between the mouth and nose
  • Improve condition of jowls due to loss of muscle tone
  • Remove sagging areas of fat
  • Remove fat and loose skin under the jaw and chin

While facelifts don’t stop the aging process, and signs of aging will gradually appear once again, facelifts can create a dramatic improvement in a patient’s appearance.  Facelifts can produce a dramatic improvement in appearance for patients with the problems mentioned above.

Facelifts will not revitalize the eyelids, nose, brow, or parts of the midface. Patients looking to improve these areas sometimes combine a facelift with eyelid surgery or a brow lift.

Facial implants, injectable soft-tissue fillers, facial implants and skin resurfacing can also increase the outcome of a facelift.

Candidates for Facelift

Great candidates for a facelift include individuals who:

  • Would like to improve one or more of the signs of aging
  • Are men or women whose faces have started to droop, but whose skin still has some stretch elasticity
  • Are healthy overall
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are considering a facelift to feel better about themselves, not because someone else is pushing them to have a facelift.

Call Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, Vernon Hills, at 847-367-8815 for more information on Facelift, or click here to email us. Serving Lake Forest, Northbrook, Gurnee, Schaumburg, Kenosha, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Skokie and all surrounding areas.


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