A facelift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. As people begin to age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life are often seen in their faces. If you are concerned about signs of aging in your face, a facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, may be right for you.
The best candidates for a facelift
The best candidates for a facelift are those whose skin on the face and neck has begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. Most facelift patients are aged between 40 and 60, but a facelift can still be performed successfully on people between the ages of 70 and 90 as well.