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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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ARTISS [Fibrin Sealant (Human)] is a premixed, ready-to-use fibrin sealant spray now indicated for tissue adherence in facial rhytidectomy (face-lift) surgery.
The FDA approval of the facial rhytidectomy indication for ARTISS gives surgeons the flexibility to use it as an adjunct to sutures in patients undergoing face-lift surgery," said Steve Zvi Abrams, M.
This study suggests that ARTISS can reduce drainage volumes at 24 hours after rhytidectomy surgery," said Steve Zvi Abrams, M.
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).
Aesthetic surgery procedures include endoscopic blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and rhytidectomy.
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).
Rhytidectomy surgeries (facelifts) have increased almost by 50 percent in the United States, a trend which shows more Americans are continuing to have invasive cosmetic facial plastic surgeries.
3) Moreover, Raynaud's phenomenon has been implicated in rhytidectomy flap necrosis in a report of two patients.