The truth of the matter is that the need for a facelift have completely declined over the last 15 years. The reason for that is the early implementation of a facial rejuvenation protocol. Over time we may be able to completely eliminate the need for a facelift. But at the moment facelifts are done later in life and we no longer see the need to do two to three facelifts in a lifetime. Thus the aim is to delay a facelift as much as possible by implementation of a facial rejuvenation protocol early in life, before and after a facelift procedure.
A facelift however remains the most reliable method in which to address the sagging neck.
A facelift (rhytidectomy) cannot stop the aging process. What it can to is “set back the clock” improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscle and re-draping the skin of the face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as eyelid surgery, fat fills or reshaping of the nose.