If your goal is an overall lowering of facial aging signs a facelift might be your best choice. If you are thinking a facelift simply tightens the skin of the face you might be pleasantly surprised by what is available now. Your cosmetic surgeon now has a whole suite of features available in addition to the classic skin tightening that the facelift is best known for. Plastic surgeons can now fully reposition fat, skin, and muscle. This allows your cosmetic surgeon to reduce the saggy skin and muscle that causes a double chin or “jowls”. The creases along the nose and below the eyelids are also “filled in” to achieve a more youthful look. All humans are unique, which means each patient needs a personalized treatment plan for their facial rejuvenation. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to help guide you in developing the perfect plan for you specifically. Often times the most optimal outcomes will be achieved when the facelift is combined with other procedures like laser skin resurfacing or a brow lift. Your cosmetic surgeon will assist guide you to make the correct decision for your goals.