Through the aging process as the skin loses elasticity, the effect of gravity becomes evident in the lower face. Excess skin of the lower face or neck may become noticeable and jowls may develop along the jaw line. These changes in somebody who is healthy and active can make him or her look older than he or she feels. A lower facelift or rhytidectomy can help remove extra skin and create a tighter, more youthful look without appearing pulled or unnatural. Dr. Weng believes in meticulously executing the lower facelift to create a natural, not “done” look to give her patients confidence in their appearance. An ideal candidate for a facelift is in good physical and mental health, has moderate jowling and excess skin of the lower face and neck and has realistic expectations.