A facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery used to give a more youthful appearance. It involves the removal of excess facial skin, and may involve the tightening of underlying tissues, and the repositioning of the skin on the patient’s face and neck.

Facelifts are helpful for eliminating loose skin folds in the neck and laxity of tissues in the cheeks.

A facelift is a major operation requiring general anaesthetic and hospitalisation. It requires skin incisions; however, the incisions in front of and behind the ear are usually inconspicuous.