A face-lift (rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to create a younger appearance in your face ( it turns the time back 10 to 15 years ). The procedure can reduce the sagging or folds of skin on the cheeks and jawline and other changes in the shape of your face that occur with age.
A neck lift (platysmaplasty) is often done as part of a face-lift to reduce fat deposits and sagging skin on the neck.Also usually along with facelift we combine blepharoplasty to correct the sagging of the eyelids.
During a face-lift, a flap of skin on each side of the face is pulled back, and tissues below the skin are surgically altered to return the contour of the face to a more youthful shape. Before the flap is sutured closed, excess skin is removed. So surgeon must not operate only superficially. In order to have a natural and long-lasting effect, we should pull back both skin and the tissue beneath it .