A facelift, technically called rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful appearance.
It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin, with or without the tightening of underlying tissues. A facelift requires skin incisions; however, the incisions in front of and behind the ear are usually inconspicuous.
In men, the sideburns can be pulled backwards and upwards, resulting in an unnatural appearance if appropriate techniques are not employed to address this issue. Achieving a natural appearance following surgery in men can be more challenging due to their hair-bearing preauricular (before the ear) skin. In both men and women, one of the signs of having had a facelift can be an earlobe which is pulled forwards and/or distorted.
Using the FUE and FUT techniques, it is possible to reconstruct hairlines in men and women having the appearance of unnatural hair loss above and in front of the ears. It is possible to transplant hair on a scar caused due a face-lift.