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What is a rhytidectomy?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery

A rhytidectomy is a fancy word for a face-lift. Facelifts are surgical procedures performed by Board-Certified Plastic surgeons that both remove fine wrinkles, smooth out the nasolabial folds, tighten the neck region, and remove lax skin. The incisions include scars in front of the ear and around the ear into the posterior hairline. 

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