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As you age, your skin gradually reduces its ability to exfoliate and produce new collagen structures in the deeper layers of the dermis. This problem, commonly referred to as skin aging, can cause the skin on your face to sag and appear sallow. It might also allow fine lines and wrinkles.

A rhytidectomy, or facelift, is a surgical procedure that your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Charles V. Pledger, provides to address the visible signs of aging in your face. It involves making a series of careful incisions around the face and neckline. Then, the skin will be tightened to make your face appear naturally younger.

If you are also experiencing significant skin aging on your neck, you might want to have a neck lift performed at the same time. This could address multiple trouble areas in one convenient appointment. Other facial modifications can be performed during the facelift. This might include cheek and chin implants or a basic eyelift.

Thoughtful scheduling is important for a speedy recovery. You should plan on taking at least a week or two off from work. This will let your body focus on healing and recovering. The facelift can be performed on an outpatient basis. Since you will need to be fully sedated throughout the appointment, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home afterward.

If you are interested in rejuvenating the youthful appearance of your face, you should call Charles V. Pledger, MD at 801-373-4300 to see if you’re a good candidate for a facelift in Provo, Utah.