A surgical procedure to remove excessive skin, normally from the lower part of the face and the chin.
"Rhytids" are wrinkles - Rhytidectomy literally means the surgical removal of wrinkles. A facelift normally includes the mid-face/cheek area as well as the neck. This procedure will remove excess skin and usually addresses the underlying muscle and connective tissue or SMAS layer (superficial musculoaponeurotic system), then tighten the remaining skin to return the face to a more youthful presentation. A facelift only addresses sagging and loose skin. It does not change the texture or pigmentation of the facial skin.
plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some actresses have more than one face lift"