A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure for rejuvenation of the aging face. It addresses either the middle of the face (mid-facelift), the neck and jowls (necklift) or both. The traditional facelift involves making incisions either in front of the ear, behind the ear, or a combination of the two. There are several less-invasive techniques (but also less effective) that involve fewer scars (short-scar facelift), or almost on visible scars at all (suspension facelifts). Regardless of the technique, a facelift is meant to elevate tissues that have sagged or stretched out as a result of aging and sun exposure, and to remove any excess skin in the process. The surgeons at the Kryger Institute offer a variety of facelift techniques. Learn more here.