Rhytidectomy is a type of cosmetic surgery that enhances the appearance of the face by creating a younger look. Rhytidectomy procedure treats sagging skin and the folds of the skin on the jawline or cheeks apart from other changes that occur on the face with age. Rhytidectomy is also known as a face-lift.
The tissues below the skin are altered surgically and the skin on both sides is pulled back to reinstate the outlines and look of the face. Rhytidectomy surgery brings a more youthful look to the face. The excess skin is removed before the flaps and re-stitched. The damage caused to the face due to sun exposure such as wrinkles and fine creases are not treated with face-lift. This requires other cosmetic procedures.