Rhytidectomy/Face Lift



A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that removes loose skin and tightens facial muscles to give the face a smoother and more youthful appearance. This procedure, also referred to as rhytidectomy, is a semi-permanent option for patients who have lost elasticity, causing wrinkles and sagging.

Facelifts are simple surgical procedures designed to restore the patient’s youthful appearance and minimize the traces that time has left on their face and neck. Don’t let this common problem impact your looks and weaken your confidence. If you are looking for a long-lasting, risk-free solution, start by visiting Dr. Bittar’s Beau Visage Center. We are one of the most sought-after facilities in the Austin area specializing in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.



As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Austin, Texas, Dr. Anthony Bittar has performed numerous facelift surgeries, as well as other facial enhancement procedures. His extensive training, comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy, heightened sense of aesthetics, and experience with facelifts have made him a widely recognized expert in the field of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Bittar is well-known for achieving beautiful and natural-looking facelift surgery results. He is considered one of the leading facial cosmetic surgeons in Austin and across the state of Texas.

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If you’ve been thinking about having facial plastic surgery, consider some of the following benefits of a facelift at the Beau Visage Center:

  • Semi-permanent solution for severe wrinkles and loose skin caused by aging, gravity, and/or loss of muscle volume in the face
  • Longer-lasting in comparison to injectables and fillers
  • Smoother, rejuvenated skin
  • Can be performed in conjunction with other procedures


Rhytidectomy is a common procedure that can be broken down into 4 different phases:

First, Dr. Bittar will administer medication to ensure comfort throughout the whole process. General anesthesia and IV sedation are the most common alternatives at hand; Dr. Bittar will indicate the most suitable one for you.

Next, Dr. Bittar will start by making incisions. You should know that there are three types of rhytidectomy surgery: neck lift, limited-incision facelift, and traditional facelift. The surgeon will help you choose the type that works best for you according to your specific needs and the degree of improvement that you’re hoping to see. During this phase, fat is usually redistributed around the neck, jowls, and face. Dr. Bittar will also re-position underlying tissue and trim excess skin.

The third step entails Dr. Bittar carefully closing the incisions.

The fourth phase (facelift surgery recovery) begins once the procedure is complete. During this stage, the surgeon and patient will analyze and evaluate the result to ensure healing is progressing smoothly. Swelling and bruising are expected during the first days after the operation. Dr. Bittar may place a bandage over your neck and face to help minimize these drawbacks and aid in a rapid, smooth recovery.

Don’t hesitate to ask additional questions related to your recovery time frame. As a competent, dependable surgeon, Dr. Bittar will offer you specific instructions associated with handling the surgical site, a medication that should be administered to aid healing, and so on.


 A successful facelift can and will make you look and feel younger, rested, more confident, and much more attractive. You may consider a facelift if you witness at least one of these common signs: displaced or fallen fat, sagging skin, deep creases under the lower eyelids, reduced muscle tone affecting the lower face, deep creases starting below each side of your nose and extending towards the corners of your mouth, or excessive fatty deposits. If you are bothered by loose skin or displaced fat and feel the need to make a change, schedule a consultation today!

Dr. Bittar is considered one of the best facelift surgeons in the Austin area. He and his staff have the experience you can trust to achieve beautiful and natural results. As a specialist devoted exclusively to the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Bittar ensures that your facelift results are soft, natural, and beautiful.

One trip to the Beau Visage Center will get you one step closer to a firmer, healthier, younger-looking face. Contact our office today at (512) 448-4422 or use the button below to schedule your consultation.