Facelift Surgery

Are You A Good Candidate For Facelift Surgery?Facelift cosmetic surgery or rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure designed for reducing the signs of wrinkles and facial aging. This surgery is aimed at improving the appearance of jawline and face in a comprehensive manner. The adverse effects of stress, aging and time can be effectively countered by facelift surgery. This allows patients to appear more youthful.

An experienced and well-qualified cosmetic surgeon will undertake the facelift surgery in an artful way by paying close attention to intricacies. They will ensure you attain natural looking, beautiful results with minimal and discreet scarring. Patients can choose from several facelift techniques for treating particular facial areas.

The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides facelift surgery to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding locations.

Suitable Candidates

These are a few factors establishing the candidacy of patients for facelift cosmetic surgery:

Skin elasticity

Candidates of facelift surgery should ideally have a certain level of suppleness and elasticity in their skin in order to achieve more natural looking results.

Bone structure

Suitable candidates will have robust and strong bone structure that can support the results of the rhytidectomy and contribute towards optimal results.

Loose neck and facial skin

Removal of excessive skin is usually sought by candidates of facelift procedure. This is usually from the neck and face region. Rhytidectomy can provide patients with tighter, firmer skin, and reduced facial lines and wrinkles.

Facelift Procedure for Men

Dramatic results can be attained by facelift cosmetic surgery when performed in both men and women. Men can reduce the signs of facial aging by choosing this procedure for attaining a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), there has been an increase of 44% since 2010 in the number of men choosing to get a facelift surgery. Steps of the procedure are similar for both men and women.

Types of Facelift Surgery

Traditional full facelift

Traditional facelift plastic surgery provides comprehensive results by addressing loose skin in the cheeks, deep wrinkles beneath the eyes, excessive fat and skin in the chin and jowl region, and lines surrounding the mouth among others. The procedure involves significant incisions extending from the temple, around the ear and down to the neck region.

Mid facelift

Mid facelift is designed for lifting and tightening underlying tissues in the cheek and eye region. Incision made in this surgery is similar to that of a traditional facelift. However, the incisions travel deeper to allow the surgeon to lift those muscles that cannot be corrected by a traditional facelift.

Mini facelift

Mini facelift involves smaller incisions. Recovery period in this type of surgery is shorter and called the “weekend facelift.” Mini facelift only targets smaller sections, such as the lower cheeks, jaw, and neck. The procedure is suitable for working professionals and busy mothers.

The treatment can provide facial improvements with shorter downtime. It is appropriate for younger patients looking for subtle improvements. Cosmetic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.

Contact Virginia Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sundin Today for a Consultation

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit


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