The medical term for “facelifts” is a rhytidectomy. Facelifts are surgical procedures that create an enhanced, younger appearance for patients by the surgeon making small incisions along the scalp and sometimes behind the ears, and lifting the facial skin, which is then stitched into place. Facelifts are desired by patients who are wanting to treat aging skin and conditions such as double chins, lack of definition of the chin, excess fatty skin deposits in the face or the neck, relaxed skin in the face, wrinkles, and other complaints specific to the tone, texture and/or contour of the facial skin. There are many additional procedures available now which can be integrated into a routine facelift procedure, that will further augment positive results for the patient. Facial implants to alter chins, cheekbones and the facial structure; the injection of fillers to reduce wrinkles, and various resurfacing techniques to better contour and tighten the skin, may all be beneficial add-ons to facelifts.