A face-lift is a surgical cosmetic operation to gives the face a youthful appearance. Skin sagging can be reduced by the technique. Additionally, it can aid in reducing skin wrinkles along the jawline and cheeks. A rhytidectomy is another name for a facelift.

A flap of skin is pulled back from each side of the face during a face-lift. Excess skin is removed, and tissues beneath the skin are modified. The face is given a more youthful shape as a result. A face-lift frequently includes a neck lift. It thins out the neck’s fat and loose skin. Damage from sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, cannot be repaired by a facelift. Other cosmetic procedures can improve the appearance or texture of the skin.

Why is it done?

With age, the face’s appearance and shape change. Skin loses its elasticity and loses its ability to readily snap back. In some parts of the face, fat deposits are on the decline, while they are on the rise.

These aging-related alterations can be treated with a facelift

  • A sagging cheek
  • Skin that is too thick at the lower jawline
  • Skin that is sagging and extra fat in the neck (if the procedure includes a neck lift)
  • Fine wrinkles, sun damage, lines around the nose and upper lip, and uneven skin tone cannot be treated with a face-lift.