A face-lift is a procedure to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face and neck. Surgeons perform the surgery in the operating room while the patient is often completely asleep under general anesthesia.
During the procedure, surgeons make small incisions around the earlobes to help hide any surgical scarring, which is minimal. They lift and pull back loose facial and neck skin and connective tissue, removing excess skin before closing the incisions. The procedure addresses problem areas, such as:
- Jowls that occur on the jawline
- Loose neck skin
- Nasolabial folds, also known as marionette lines, between the nose and mouth