What is a facelift? January 19, 2023 The facelift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that tightens drooping facial features by strengthening weak facial muscles and removing excess skin and fat. Unlike other temporary solutions like dermal fillers and injectables, the facelift is a long-lasting solution with results that have the potential to last a lifetime. While a facelift can be performed alone, many patients also undergo eyelid surgery or a brow lift in conjunction with their facelift for the ultimate rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. Dr. Cara Downey and Dr. Jamal Bullocks are board-certified plastic surgeons with more than 15 years of experience performing facelifts on men and women in Houston and its surrounding areas with long-lasting and satisfying results.