The term “facelift” and what it actually does is largely misunderstood. While most people understand that it is a surgery that can make the face look younger, when actually seeking one themselves, they may become surprised when they find out that they may actually benefit more from a brow lift or blepharoplasty than a facelift lift. Let’s take a look at, “What is included in a full facelift?”
Facelift surgery can address multiple areas depending on the type. However, the standard facelift primarily corrects sagging along the lower face, namely the jowls and chin. It sometimes can continue down to the neck. Correcting sagging and aging of the lower face does impact overall facial appearance, potentially making it appear like even the upper face was modified.
Beyond the lower face, tightening the skin can sometimes have an effect on the midface, such as the cheeks or under the eyes. This is generally minor though, and may just complement the overall appearance of your results. If the midface or upper face are the problem areas, other procedures such as a midface lift, blepharoplasty, or brow lift may be better suited for your needs or goals.