A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is performed to reduce the effects of gravity and time. The aging face is often characterized by ever-deepening lines, the descent and loosening of skin, fat, and muscle of the mid- and lower-face that previously were more full and more supported during youth, and the sometimes unsightly excess skin and prominent bands visible in the neck.
Surely, not every patient will have the same degree of concern as the next. However, a facelift procedure can address all of these issues by tightening the underlying muscles and removing and tightening excess skin and fat. These changes result in a restoration of a more youthful and fresh appearance. Incisions are placed as inconspicuously as possible and the scars tend to fade as time progresses.