procedure, also known as facelift surgery. The rhytidectomy is a cosmetic facial surgery intended to lift and tighten loose skin on the face, leaving you with a younger, more refreshed appearance.

Facelift surgery can improve the appearance of sagging skin around the face and neck as well as eliminate a double chin. A rhytidectomy is performed with general anesthesia and is usually finished within three to four hours.

Incisions are made around the temples along the hairline to allow the skin to be lifted and pulled taut. Once the tissue is lifted, it is pulled taut to reduce deep creases that have formed along the nose and mouth.

For further details about facelift surgery, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. JoAnne Lopes at her Virginia Beach office and set up a consultation.