I have heard this, is this true?
Can a Cheeklift Lift the jowls slightly?
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Cheek lift to elevate the jowls
Yes, a well performed cheek lift can lift and improve the jowls because they are caused by cheek descent.
Cheek lift benefits
- Lift the cheeks
- Improve the marionette lines
- Soften the jowls
Can a cheek lift lift the jowls slightly?
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Cheek lift can lift jowls
A matter of technique
Cheek lift for jowls
- Jowls are best improved by a lower face and neck lift.
- Descent of cheek tissue is best improved by a cheek lift.
- The cheek lift may lift jowls slightly.
Ultherapy cheek lift with jowl lift in Los Angeles
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Cheeks and jowls
Here's an unusual example where I disagree with Dr. Rand's response.
The cheeks are a separate anatomic area from the jowls and they age by loss of tone, possibly volume, and descent. The jowls are held at the naso-labial fold level and aging results in both descent and medial fall which is better addressed by dissection and lift upward and back as in part of a facelift or extended necklift.
I would not count on any long term improvement of the jowls with a cheek/midface lift alone.
Cheeklift or Midface Lift to improve Jowls
Lifting the cheeks can help the jowl area- especially if volume is added to the cheeks simultaneously (cheek implants). Visit our San Diego facelift gallery for some examples.
cheek lift versus face lift for jowl improvement
A face lift or a mini lift corrects the jowls by tightening them. A cheek lift in our practice involves placement of cheek implants to give a volumetric augmentation to the cheek area, not a vertical lift. For examples of what facelift can accomplish, please see the link below
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