The loss of youthful contours in the face can be caused by a variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, and smoking, as well as heredity and stress.
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that can help improve visible signs of aging in the face. This can include:
- Sagging skin on the face
- Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin
As a restorative surgery, a facelift cannot stop the aging process and does not change your fundamental appearance. In addition, a facelift can only be performed surgically. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may postpone the need for a facelift.