A face lift, known clinically as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at contouring the face to create a more youthful appearance. People who opt for this surgery wish to reduce sagging skin in the cheek and jawline areas, and to address other facial features that have been affected by age. Depending on the type of facelift performed, the surgeon will need to make small incisions near the hair line and near the front and back of the ears. While there is usually minimal scarring during a facelift because of the placement of the incisions, some people are still at risk of developing abnormal scars. Luckily, treatment options are readily available and can be purchased through your physician or online.