Can a lower facelift tighten sagging skin around the chin area, If you have a 'witches chin' from saggy skin and fat, can this be corrected or improved with a lower facelift? Thank you.
Can a Lower Facelift Address Saggy Skin Around the Chin Area?
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Sagging Skin at Chin Requires Special Treatment
Lower facelift to address cosmetic concerns
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Improving a Ptotic Chin
All facelifts should be tailored to the patient's anatomy. A ptotic chin, is a complex anatomic issue which typically requires direct surgical action. An experienced facelift surgeon can determine the cause of ptosis in the chin area and determine the best treatment plan.
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Lower facelift for sagging around the chin area...
Yes, a facelift addresses this by lifting the deep layers of tissue and filling in the fat compartments. A facelift will provide a more shapely and youthful look to the chin area by using a lift and fill facelift technique. However, a ‘witches chin’ is an entirely different situation in that you have redundant tissue in the chin area. This can be addressed and corrected with a lower face/necklift by a technique in which the surgeon builds up the fat in the lower neck area to correct the ptosis of the chin.
If you are complaining about a withces chin and submental fat and loose skin, a lower facelift with the neck sounds like the right antidote.
A facelift and saggy chin
A facelift will help the cheeks, jowls, and neck by removing excess fat and tightening the loose skin and muscle. At the same time, an additional procedure can be done to improve your "witches chin". An experienced surgeon can recommend what is best for you.
A facelift can improve the chin
In all of the facelifts I do, the chin looks stronger after surgery than before it. I virtually never need a chin implant. There are several techniques that I use around the chin to create these changes.
A lower facelift with or without chin augmentation may be used to treat a "witches chin". However you need evaluation by an experienced surgeon to determine if the chin can be improved by contouring without the facelift.
A lower face lift with a neck lift can improve sagging chin skin
A lower face and neck lift will improve the contour of the neck, jawline and lower face.
Depending on the area of the chin you are referring to, it may be required to add volume with either and implant or filler at the same time.
Having a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who has extensive cosmetic experience is your best place to start.
Lower Facelift for Saggy Skin Around Chin
Sagging skin and fat below the chin (submental region) is usually very amenable to surgical improvement. A re-contouring refinement of the soft tissues in this region can be achieved in some cases by addressing this specific area. However, there are often adjacent findings of sagging in the neck and jowl region to warrant a face/neck redraping procedure, otherwise, known as a facelift.
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