A facelift should give you a rested youthful look, not a tight look.
There are so many different ways to do a face lift, some giving the soft youthful rested look you should have and others a “surgical” look. A skilled surgeon will analyze with you the aging changes that are happening and what options are available to improve them.
For most faces that will involve lifting and repositioning the cheek fat to a higher level in some manner. Simply pulling on the skin rarely ever gives an attractive look. Go through any magazine at the grocery checkout counter that has photos of the people our culture considers beautiful.
Virtually all of the young attractive faces have soft round fullness in the cheekbone area. That is what a good facelift will create for you. Lie back on your bed and look up into a hand mirror. Like that look? It looks good because your cheek fat moved up when you took away gravity!