A facelift, rhytidectomy in the medical community, is a plastic surgery procedure that is performed when patients want to:
§ reduce the appearance of wrinkles on their faces
§ reduce obvious signs of aging
§ improve the appearance of the face and jaw area
As people age, the appearance of wrinkles is common and also quite natural. Stress and other elements, like sun exposure, may enhance the appearance of wrinkles. When people notice the telltale signs of aging on their face and they want to turn back the clock, they may decide to move forward with a facelift procedure.
People who are having facelift procedures will usually have: a lower (standard) facelift, a mid facelift, a mini facelift or a thread facelift. The type of procedure people choose will usually depend upon their overall cosmetic goals and their surgeons' recommendations.
A facelift can do many things, like correct sagging skin, tighten muscles in the face and improve a person's overall facial appearance.