A facelift, AKA a rhytidectomy, reduces facial wrinkles and signs of aging to improve the appearance of the face and jaw. The surgeon lifts and tightens underlying muscles to contour and rejuvenate the facial structure and remove excess skin and fat. A full facelift addresses the area below the eyes, lines around the mouth, sagging cheeks, excess skin and fat at the jowls and fullness under the chin. A mid-facelift addresses tissues below the eyes and around the cheeks. A lower facelift targets the bottom third of the face to lift sagging corners of the mouth, reduce nasolabial folds, eliminate jowls and enhance the jaw. A mini facelift improves the lower cheeks, jaw and neck.