When we age, the negative effects of sun exposure and daily stress begin to reveal themselves in our facial skin. Commonly, deep creases start to stretch from the nose to the outer corners of the mouth. We notice folds and fatty areas developing around the neck and eyes. And it never fails - the jawline starts to change from defined to droopy. But a rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a facelift, can remedy such unfortunate signs of growing older. It can't reverse the aging process, but it can slow it down. During the procedure, your facelift surgeon will remove excess fat and tighten facial muscles, and then strategically redrape the skin to create a subtly refreshed appearance. Performed on it's own, a facelift offers many benefits. For enhanced results, some patients choose to have it combined with a forehead lift, nose surgery, or eyelid lift.