By smoothing loose skin, a face-lift can give your face and neck a more youthful appearance.

Women typically achieve better results after a face-lift than do men. This is because men have thicker facial skin and larger parotid glands — a type of salivary gland located in the cheeks — than do women. As a result, men's cheeks might still appear full after a face-lift.

Keep in mind that face-lift results aren't permanent. As you age your facial skin might begin to droop again. Sun damage can also age your skin.

Aug. 16, 2012