A face lift, also known as short-scar lift is a simple surgical process that removes the excess fat and skin present on the lower jaw and neck of the patient. The surgery targets the lower two-thirds of the face. Treating the loose skin on and around the jowl and jawline, the surgeon works to make the face more youthful and appealing.

The incisions that are made during the face lift surgery are carefully hidden behind the ears and sometimes under the hair. This tucking of the incisions depends on the skin laxity and the area that is being treated. A person with an undefined or unshapely jawline, loose skin around the face or excessive fat accumulation can opt for a simple face lift surgery.