As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases can form between the nose and mouth. The jaw line grows slack and jowly. Folds and fat deposits appear around the neck. A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy, can’t stop this aging process, but it can set back the clock by improving the most visible signs of aging, by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.