There are many variations of face lift surgery. Typically incisions are made within the hairline above the ear, continuing down around the earlobes and then extending behind the ear back into the hairline. These incisions are made within the hairline in order to minimise scarring, and are balanced on either side of the face. The surgeon then probes under the skin to remove fat deposits, tighten muscle bands and reposition tissue to ensure lasting results. The skin is then re-draped as required, trimmed as required and sutures or staples are used to close the incision. As mentioned earlier, the surgeon may incorporate eyelid surgery into the procedure if necessary. Finally a bulky, supportive dressing and face-band are applied to support the re-elevated facial tissues; while drains are positioned to drain excess fluids.