A facelift is an elective cosmetic surgical procedure that can remove excess skin, as well as tighten the skin. Individuals who want to address signs of facial aging may choose to undergo face lift surgery (“rhytidectomy“) to conceal age and restore youth. For many facelift patients, the key issues corrected by face lift surgery include sagging jowls, loose neck skin, and fat accumulation under the chin (double chin). Face lifts are designed to reduce the slackness in the tissues of the face; a face lift tightens or excises muscle, fat, and skin. There are variations in face lift techniques, and will be chosen depending upon the specific individual facial constructions and the intended procedural outcome. Each method is designed to produce a more younger-looking, rested appearance.