By Michael Sundine, MD

A facelift or a rhytidectomy is a cosmetic procedure that reverses the changes brought upon your face through aging. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and becomes loose. Fat deposits become uneven, giving you a more gaunt, hollow look. A facelift addresses the following issues:

  • Sagging skin on your cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Folds near your mouth and nose

Surgery for a facelift involves the surgeon removing your excess facial skin. If needed, they will also tighten your underlying tissues and redistribute fat tissues evenly. Your skin is finally redraped over your face.

With the removal of excess skin and fat, your face starts looking younger, and your features become more defined. The surgery restores your contours, giving you an attractive and youthful look.