I would like to get a facelift for my 50th birthday! Can I get my whole face done at one time, or does the rhytidectomy just correct one or two areas at a time, like chin and cheeks or eyes and forehead?
Rhytidectomy and facelift are both generic terms used to describe surgery to lift the face. People today are even quoting “liquid facelift” to describe using Sculptra, BOTOX and other fillers to lift the face. You can certainly have one or more areas of your face addressed at one time. It really depends on what your concerns are. If the forehead is low then usually a brow lift will be done with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. The midface or cheek region is usually treated with a fat transfer to restore lost volume and perhaps a lower eyelid blepharoplasty. The jawline and neck are treated with a lower facelift. Those procedures may all be done concurrently or them may be done one area at a time. It is your choice.