A facelift (rhytidectomy) cannot stop the ageing process, but it can help remove the most visible signs of ageing. By trimming or repositioning excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face and neck, a facelift can make you look younger and fresher. In the process, it may enhance your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Contrary to some misconceptions, a facelift cannot give you a totally different look and nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth. Before you decide to proceed, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your plastic surgeon.
A facelift operation is good for removing wrinkles, excess fat and excess skin from your lower face and neck area. It does not usually significantly address forehead lines or crow’s feet wrinkles, however, an upper and lower facelift can be carried out in conjunction with other procedures such as forehead brow lift, blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery), malar fat lift, neck and lip rejuvenation and skin resurfacing.