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Improve Lower Face,
Jawline, And Neck Contours

A lower facelift is a cosmetic procedure to address signs of aging in the lower face region, typically targeting the jawline, jowls, and neck. As you age, the skin loses elasticity and collagen, leading to sagging and the formation of wrinkles and folds. A lower facelift aims to counteract these effects by tightening the underlying muscles and tissues, removing excess skin, and repositioning fat deposits, resulting in a firmer, more youthful appearance.

During the procedure, incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring, often around the ears and along the hairline. Through these incisions, the surgeon accesses the underlying structures to lift and reshape them, creating a smoother jawline and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. By customizing the approach to your specific concerns and anatomy, a lower facelift can help you achieve natural-looking results that enhance your overall facial harmony and restore your confidence.

Lower Facelift Treats:

  • Sagging skin on the lower face
  • Jowls along the jawline
  • Marionette lines (lines running from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
  • Excess fat deposits in the lower face and neck
  • Loss of definition in the jawline
  • Wrinkles and folds in the lower face and neck area

Ideal Candidates For A Lower Facelift:

  • Experience sagging skin, jowls, or marionette lines in the lower face region
  • Have good overall health and do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure
  • Are motivated to undergo surgery to improve facial appearance
  • Have adequate skin elasticity for optimal results
  • Are committed to following pre- and post-operative instructions provided by their surgeon

Crafting Your Unique Surgical Journey

At Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates, our surgeons will evaluate your candidacy for a lower facelift during a comprehensive consultation. They will assess your medical history, examine your facial anatomy, discuss your aesthetic goals, and explain the surgical process and expected outcomes. This evaluation ensures that the procedure is tailored to your individual needs and that you are well-informed and prepared for the surgery and recovery.

Lower Facelift Faqs

How does a lower facelift differ from a traditional facelift?

A lower facelift specifically targets the lower third of the face, including the jawline, jowls, and neck area. It differs from a traditional facelift, which typically addresses the mid to upper face, including the cheeks and forehead. While both procedures aim to rejuvenate the face, a lower facelift is more focused on addressing signs of aging in the lower face region.

What happens during a lower facelift procedure?

During a lower facelift procedure, incisions are typically made around the ears and along the hairline to minimize visible scarring. Through these incisions, the surgeon accesses the underlying muscles and tissues, tightening them and removing excess skin as necessary. Fat deposits may also be repositioned to create a smoother jawline. The goal is to restore a more youthful appearance by lifting and reshaping the lower face region.

What is the recovery process like after a lower facelift?

Recovery from a lower facelift typically involves a period of swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can last for several weeks. Most patients can return to work and resume light activities within 1-2 weeks, although strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least 4-6 weeks. Your surgeon will provide specific post-operative instructions, including how to care for your incisions, manage discomfort, and when to follow up for a post-operative appointment.

Are there any risks or complications associated with a lower facelift?

Like any surgical procedure, a lower facelift carries some risks and potential complications. These may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, nerve injury, and unsatisfactory scarring. However, choosing our board-certified surgeons experienced in lower facelifts can minimize these risks and help ensure a safe and successful outcome.

Will I have visible scars after a lower facelift?

Scarring is an inevitable part of any surgical procedure, but efforts are made to minimize its visibility. Incisions for a lower facelift are typically placed discreetly around the ears and along the hairline, where they can be easily concealed by hair or clothing. Additionally, our surgeons ensure precise incision placement and recommend cutting-edge scar care strategies to help the scars fade and become less noticeable over time.

How long do the results of a lower facelift last?

While a lower facelift can provide long-lasting results, it does not stop the aging process altogether. Over time, natural aging will continue to occur, albeit from a more youthful starting point. Factors such as genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices can also affect the longevity of your results. However, many patients enjoy the benefits of their lower facelift for 10 years or more before considering additional touch-up procedures.

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Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates is the premier dermatology and skin care clinic in the Mid-South. Our surgeons are committed to continuous improvement, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care and the latest advancements in cosmetic procedures. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about how a lower facelift can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, turn back the clock, and restore a youthful appearance.

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