AbstractFacelift surgery (rhytidectomy) is an aesthetic rejuvenation procedure of the
face to remove excess sagging skin, minimize the appearance of
creases and marionette lines, and correct facial fat depletion or double
chin (jowls). For the patients greater than 65 is the most commonly performed procedure and is the seventh most commonly requested aesthetic procedure as well
(126,713 procedures performed in 2014) (http://www. surgery.org/media/statistics ; Gupta et al., Aesthet Surg J 36:1–13, 2015). Rhytidectomy normally generates a very high satisfaction rate provided patients are properly selected and complications are minimized. In this publication, I will review the most important aspects of the preoperative assessment and intraoperative procedure focusing on the identification of complications of rhytidectomy procedure.
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