One Randall Square, Suite 408, Providence, RI 02904

Caroline J. Plamondon, MD

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)

Procedure Photos: Face Lift

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; the jawline grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck.

A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can’t stop this 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. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.

If you’re considering a facelift, this brochure will give you a basic understanding of the procedure when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask your surgeon about anything you don’t understand.


Patient #1

Before

After

Age: 51
Height: 5'5"
Weight (lbs): 180
Procedure: Subperiosteal facelift with an Open submental plication, Four eyelid Blepharoplasty and Fat Grafting to the tear trough.
Photos Taken: 3 months post-op

Patient #2

Before

After

Age: 51
Height: 5' 11.5"
Weight (lbs): 201
Procedure: Full Facelift with Four eyelid Blepharoplasty
Photos Taken: 3 months post-op

Important: These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery will achieve the same outcome. Please note, all patients have given their consent to have their photos posted here, and all information is strictly confidential.