A face-life, or Rhytidectomy, does not actually lift the face. It lifts the neck and the jowls. The earliest face-lifts only tightened skin. The complaint about them was that effects were not long-lasting. Later modifications were made to improve the effectiveness and longevity of the effect. Some modifications were added to improve the appearance of the mid-face.


As the name suggests, this procedure is to lift the eyebrows. This procedure is commonly done together with upper-lid blepharoplasty. When there is significant drooping of the eyebrows, they need to be lifted before upper eyelid skin is removed.

Otherwise, just removing upper eyelid skin only makes the eyebrow fall further.
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If the pre- and post-surgery photos are studied, the distance between the eyebrow and the eye is visibly shortened and the skin at the corner of the upper eyelid is still droopy. Some people describe this as a "fierce-looking", others describe it as "sleepy".

Sometimes after a brow-lift and upper-lid blepharoplasty, patients complain that their eyebrows don't seem to be lifted. They don't realise that the browlift pulls the brow upwards while the upper-lid surgery pulls it down and it appears that the brow has not been lifted much. What they don't realise is that if they had not done the browlift, the eyebrows would be in an even lower position, resulting in the appearance described previously.

There is no loose skin at the outer corner of a young person's eyes.
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Other topics:
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Upper Lid Blepharoplasty
Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
Non-surgical Treatments