A classical facelift is also called a rhytidectomy. It is a cosmetic surgical procedure that decreases sagging or folding of the skin, particularly on the cheeks and the jawline. It contours the face in such a way that you get an overall smooth-looking, younger appearance. In traditional facelift surgery, incisions are made in such a way that a piece of skin on either side of the face is lifted up, and the tissue below these flaps is tightened and changed to restore youthful contours to the face. If there is excess flab or skin, that is eliminated before the flap is stitched close. A facelift takes care of wrinkles that are a natural indication of aging. You will get a more defined and refined look with a facelift done the classic way.