Dr. Shaw describes a rhydectomy/facelift procedure.
A facelift, or rhydectomy, is restoring the youthfulness of the face by moving at least three layers of the face itself. There’s a skin lift, there’s muscle slings that are created, and an inner facelift called the SMAS, which stands for Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System. All these structures are moved independently restoring the youthful position of the skin and structures from years ago.
Dr. Shaw, M.D.:
Dr. Shaw is a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon, which required 7 years of surgical training alone. Since completing his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency in 1986, Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery operations. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shaw is also certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and he American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.