Facelift treatment, clinically known as rhytidectomy, is a procedure used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and other signs of aging, with the goal of improving the overall appearance of the face and jaw. Facelift surgery can help to reverse the harmful effects of time, stress, and exposure to the elements. To perform this procedure, a facial plastic surgeon will lift and tighten the underlying muscles of the face to create more aesthetically pleasing contours appearance and rejuvenate the facial structure. Then the cosmetologist will remove excess pockets of fat and skin that can contribute to an aged, tired appearance. An experienced, skilled plastic surgeon will perform this procedure with an artistic eye and extraordinary attention to detail so that patients will be left with negligible scarring and beautiful, natural-looking results. In addition to traditional full facelifts, there are several other variations of the procedure to address specific areas of the face. Many surgeons use advanced, minimally invasive techniques to minimize discomfort and downtime. Cosmetic surgery is very satisfying to most patients. It achieves a youthful appearance, which lasts approximately 10 years. The surgery is performed in an outpatient setting. This can be done in the outpatient center or even in a well-equipped physician's office. Pain and discomfort after surgery are minimal. Once the dressings are removed after approximately 3-5 days, the patient can resume social activities using makeup to cover bruising and hair over the ears to hide the sutures.