Why it's doneBy Mayo Clinic staff
As you get older, your facial skin changes — sagging and becoming loose. This can make the lower part of your face appear rectangular in shape. A face-lift can give your face a more youthful heart-like shape.
You might consider a face-lift if:
- Your facial skin has become loose
- Your cheeks are sagging
- The creases below your lower eyelids and around your lower lip and chin are becoming deeper
- You have excess skin hanging from your lower jaw line (jowls)
- You've lost definition and have excess fat in your neck
- Vertical bands of skin in your neck (platysmal bands) have become visible
A face-lift isn't a treatment for superficial wrinkles, sun damage, creases around the nose and upper lip, or irregularities in skin color.
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