Reduction of sagging skin on the face and neck to give overall face a firmer, younger appearance. Surgery done on out-patient basis, under local anesthesia. Scars hidden in the hairline above the ear or in normal lines and creases.

-Candidates: Procedure becoming as common among men as women.-The downside: Skin remains sensitive for a few months following surgery, so sun exposure is discouraged.

-Possible complications: Nerve injury or skin loss in less than 1 percent of patients.