A facelift is a very generic term used to describe a highly variable procedure in plastic surgery. There are multiple techniques used to reverse the effects of aging on the face. These techniques depend on the areas of facial aging, skin condition, and the extent of descent (sag) in the facial soft tissues and fat. Premature facial aging is commonly caused by excess sun exposure, smoking, and genetics. Facelift surgery can tighten sagging skin, lift the cheek area and refine the jaw line. Combining a facelift with other components of facial rejuvenation such as eyelid surgery and a brow lift can harmonize the effects of each individual procedure delivering a natural result that can help you look 10 to 15 years younger.