A facelift is a more generalized term which includes a variety of techniques used to lift and tighten the facial skin and upper neck. It is customized to the needs and goals of the individual patient and can vary widely from a “mini facelift” with short scars just around the ears and the use of liposuction of the neck to the more classic facelift which addresses the central face and more notable laxity of the neck. Recovery time is generally 1-2 weeks with the final appearance stable after about six weeks