Facelifting is clinically known as rhytidectomy. It is a procedure used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and other telltale signs of aging.
The end goal is of improving the overall appearance of the face and jaw. Facelifting helps to reverse the harmful effects of time, stress, and exposure to the elements. To perform this procedure, a facial surgeon needs to lift and tighten the underlying muscles of the face to create more aesthetically pleasing contours, appearance and rejuvenate the facial structure. Removal of excess pockets of fat and skin that can contribute to an aged, tired appearance are also a part of the end result expectations.