Facelift surgery is a cosmetic procedure to help counteract the signs of aging by tightening the deep tissues beneath the cheeks, jaws, and neck. The procedure aims to reduce drooping or sagging skin around the lower region of the face and neck.
The facelift procedure is often combined with other surgical procedures, such as brow lift, eyelid surgery, fat grafting, lip lift, chin implants, or rhinoplasty. I’m
A facelift does not help correct damage from sun exposure, such as pigment changes, fine lines or wrinkles. Non-surgical treatments, such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser skin resurfacing of the face, are sometimes undertaken simultaneously with the facelift. These treatments aim to treat sun-damaged skin, crow’s feet around the eyes, and fine lines around the mouth which are outside the scope of facelift surgery.
Plastic surgeons often recommend facelift surgery to patients experiencing sagging or loose skin in different parts of the face, including the cheeks, the mouth area, or the jaw.
Other patients who can be candidates for a facelift are those who have:
Deep wrinkles underneath the lower lids
Deep wrinkles in the nasolabial fold or under the nose and around the mouth
Sagging skin in the lower face as a result of significant weight loss
The presence of excess fat deposits and loose skin underneath the jaw and chin (double chin), even with normal weight