A facelift, or rhytidectomy, will not reverse the ageing process, but it can 'delay' it. The most noticeable tell-tale signs are corrected by taking away excess fat, tightening the muscles underneath and re-shaping neck and facial skin.*
A facelift can be performed by itself, or in tandem with other procedures - for example, a forehead lift, eyelid surgery or nose re-shaping.
An ideal patient would be a person whose face and neck are starting to sag, but whose skin is still elastic. A striking, well-defined bone structure would certainly be an asset. The suitable age range for a facelift is between 40 and 60, although most candidates are at the lower end of the scale.
*BEFORE & AFTER
* Disclaimer - Results may vary from person to person