The old adage, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” holds a great deal of truth – meaning that what we define as beauty if quite subjective. There is nothing wrong, per se, with subjective data, but it’s also helpful to have objective data where one can measure from a benchmark or fixed point. Houston plastic surgeon, Michael Eisemann, M.D., takes before and after photos of all facelift patients so that both patient and physician can gauge the aesthetic improvement following facelift surgery. However, there are other methods employed by some plastic surgeons. Patients seeking a facelift are looking to correct facial laxity, so the objective measurement for this is known as the facial laxity rating scale.