Facial plast Surg 2006; 22(2): 120-128
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-947718
Copyright © 2006 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Facelift Surgery

Oren Friedman1 , 2
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota
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Publication Date:
18 July 2006 (online)


The demand for aging face surgery has increased dramatically over the past few decades, and it is likely that it will continue to flourish as the segment of our population over 65 years of age continues to grow. Facelift surgery is the cornerstone of aging face surgery. It is a procedure that has evolved over the years and has been designed to restore a youthful look to the lower face and neck. There are several different approaches available for the management of the aging face, each of which may be best suited to certain patient characteristics. It is essential that all approaches be understood to provide the most aesthetically pleasing surgical results to every patient.