A facelift or a rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure that helps to create a younger appearance in your face. This procedure can reduce the sagging or fold of the skin on the face, cheeks, and jawline. During face surgery, one of the most decisions is to perform age-appropriate surgery. Elasticity in the face is most frequently lost in the area of lower cheeks on the edge of the lower jawline, or on the neck in the area of double chin. When facial and neck tissues are no longer elastic enough to adjust to the permanent movements of mimics of the face a facelift is a perfect solution. A facelift can help reduce the signs of aging while helping achieve a more refreshed look.
During a face-lift, a flap of skin on each side of the face is pulled back, and tissues below the skin are surgically altered to return the contour of the face to a more youthful shape. Before the flap is sutured closed, excess skin can also be removed if necessary.
A neck lift (platysmaplasty) is often done as part of a face-lift to reduce fat deposits and sagging skin on the neck.
A face-lift won't decrease fine creases or wrinkles in your skin or will not reduce the damage from sun exposure. Other cosmetic procedures can address the appearance or quality of the skin itself.