Facelift surgery, also called rhytidectomy, is used to counteract the effects of gravity and aging on the face. A facelift helps elevate the skin and deeper tissues of the face to improve the neck contour, lift the cheek, smooth the "jowls", and tighten up the jaw line. Facial wrinkling that occurs with age is also improved by the procedure. Additionally, an Orange County facelift will remove excess fat from the chin and tighten the neck skin. The goal is to take some of the years off of your face exposing a more youthful appearance.