Young people have smooth, round faces with a very toned skin due to evenly distributed fat in the fat compartments. Their bony contours are also very well defined. Over time due to UV damage to the skin from sun exposure, age and genetics the skin starts to change with a breakdown of collagen causing wrinkles and sagging. This causes prominence of lines below the eyes, on the sides of the nose, folds of skin over the chin, jawline, and neck. Face-Lift Surgery or a Rhytidectomy is a surgery to restore a more youthful appearance by removing major wrinkles and sagging skin. It involves tightening the facial and neck muscles as well as the removal of any excess skin. Not only does a rhytidectomy improve facial appearance but also has a dramatic effect on the neck, enhancing its contour and profile.
With facelift, the patient can look 5 to 10 years younger.