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Dr. Kitti K. Outlaw is a Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.


Are you a candidate for a facelift? You may be if your face is loose and sagging. People with a strong jaw line or well-defined bone structure are also good candidates for a of a facelift. People in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are the most common facelift patients, but others in their 70s and 80s have had successful surgeries as well.

A facelift can correct many things to improve appearance, including:

  • Sagging in the midface
  • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
  • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
  • Fat that has fallen or is displaced
  • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face that may create jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw that can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin

While facelift surgery cannot stop the aging process, it may deter and offset some of its effects. If you have any more questions, please give us a call.

The increasing frequency of facelift procedures places it among the top five most popular plastic surgery procedures including nose-reshaping (rhinoplasty), Liposuction (Lipoplasty), Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty), and eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty).