A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is used to give a more youthful appearance to the face by removing excess facial skin, tightening underlying tissues, and redraping the skin on the face and neck. As people age, changes in appearance may include loss of volume and sagging of the cheeks, as well as the development of deep wrinkles and hollow areas below the lower eyelids. In the lower face, deep creases may develop along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth; loss of muscle tone may create jowls; and loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw create the appearance of a double chin.