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rhytidectomy

 [rit″ĭ-dek´tah-me]
plastic surgery for the removal of wrinkles, done to make an aging face look younger. When done with skill, it can be moderately successful. However, the changes are not permanent, and the patient may in time feel the need for another operation. The usual procedure is to open skin flaps in the region around the ears and to undermine the skin of the cheeks and jaws. Now this can be done with incisions adjacent to or within the hairline so that the scars are not noticeable. The area of the eyelids and eyebrows may also be operated on in association with the primary operation. Called also rhytidoplasty, and popularly known as a face-lift.

rhyt·i·dec·tom·y

(rit'i-dek'tŏ-mē),
Literally, excision of wrinkles. Usually used to designate rejuvenative surgery of the cheeks and neck performed by tightening the facial supporting structures and excising excess skin; face-lift.
[G. rhytis (rhytid-), a wrinkle]

rhytidectomy

/rhyt·i·dec·to·my/ (rit″ĭ-dek´tah-me) excision of skin for elimination of wrinkles.

rhytidectomy

(rĭt′ĭ-dĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. rhytidecto·mies

rhytidectomy

See face lift.

rhytidectomy

Wrinkle removal Plastic surgery A procedure in which redundant, wrinkle-rich skin, most commonly, facial–from whence the term, facelift, is 'tightened' by excising excess tissue from bordering hair- and necklines. See Cosmetic surgery. Cf Tummy tuck.

rhyt·i·dec·tom·y

(rit'i-dek'tŏ-mē)
Elimination of wrinkles from, or reshaping of, the face by excising any excess skin and tightening the remainder; the so-called face-lift.
Synonym(s): rhytidoplasty.
[G. rhytis (rhytid-), a wrinkle]

rhytidectomy

A ridiculous term used by cosmetic surgeons for a face lift operation. Skin is freed from the underlying tissue, pulled tight and the excess cut off. A disingenuous and inappropriate derivation from the Greek rhytis , a wrinkle and ektome , a cutting off.

Rhytidectomy

It literally means "wrinkle excision." It is another, misleading, term for face lift surgery.
Mentioned in: Face Lift

rhytidectomy

excision of skin for elimination of wrinkles.
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5% unsterile methylene blue that was prepared commercially in September 1999 and found in an office at the surgical center where three cases occurred, 2) a tube containing dye, 3) a single syringe used to dispense dye into a cup during multiple rhytidectomy procedures, and 4) an opened, single-use vial of 1% methylene blue.
The knowledge of variant relations of the nerves will be of utmost importance for the surgeons for preservation offacial nerve in surgeries like maxillofacial, parotidectomy, facial plastic, reconstructive, rhytidectomy on the face and temporomandibular joint surgery etc.
Baker DC, Conky J, Avoiding facial nerve injuries in rhytidectomy.
In our practices, we use a limited open rhinoplasty procedure as an important adjunct to rhytidectomy, blepharoplasty, and brow-lift in selected patients.
Our preferred approach is the standard rhytidectomy incision (13) with a retrotragal component to reduce the visible portion of the scar and achieve a better aesthetic outcome (figure 1).
Neck recontouring with suture suspension and liposuction: An alternative for the early rhytidectomy candidate.
Excessive midline submental laxity can be problematic following rhytidectomy with platysmaplasty in patients with features of rhytidosis facialis with extreme midline submental laxity and moderate submental fat (figure 1).
3) Moreover, Raynaud's phenomenon has been implicated in rhytidectomy flap necrosis in a report of two patients.