A facelift is one of many procedures that can improve one’s appearance. The procedure is also called rhytidectomy and involves a surgeon removing excess skin and other tissue found on the neck, firming the tissue beneath the skin and re-sculpting the skin to the patient’s face for a more fresh and youthful appearance.

Facelifts can be done along with a Rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery on the nose, a forehead lift or surgery on the eyelids. The plastic surgeon might also use liposuction to remove excess fat from the neck. Facelifts are the sixth most popular type of cosmetic surgery performed in the United States.