Rhytidectomy (Facelift)

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve the visible signs of aging in the face. As skin ages it can lose elasticity, firmness and muscle loss that can create unsightly wrinkles and sagging skin. A facelift tightens the tissue and smoothes the skin leaving the face looking refreshed and renewed.

There are many topics to discuss when considering a facelift and being completely candid with the surgeon will help to insure the best outcome is achieved. A client's lifestyle, health and wishes are all taken into consideration. Below are just a few items that are discussed during the consultation with Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery.

  • Why is a facelift being considered?
  • What are the expectations and desired outcome of the surgery?
  • Discuss the patient's medical conditions and previous surgeries, drug allergies and medical treatments, including current medications, vitamins and herbal supplements as well as alcohol and tobacco use.

Dr. Kevin Kunkel and his staff will use this information to evaluate the patient's general health status and any pre-existing health conditions. They will discuss general risk factors as well as any individual risk factors a patient may have. They will also talk to the patient about the recommended course of treatment and any potential complications. If it is decided that a facelift is right for the patient, then photographs will be taken for the patient's medical record.

View a 3D animated video of a facelift procedure.

Kevin Kunkel, M.D., is board certified and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Why is this important?

Learn More About Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery

Should you have any questions or need further information on Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery, please call 918-502-7175. Dr. Kunkel and his staff are happy to give you the tools to make the best decision for you and your family.



Additional Resources
Plastic Surgery Procedures: Facelist- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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