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.
There are many different operations that are referred to as
cheek lifts. The classic cheek lift is done in the deep subperiosteal plane. It
has a very small effect on the jowl. Operations performed in a more superficial
plane, like minilifts, can definitely help relieve the jowl, but take away the
fullness from the cheek.
Thank you for your question. Yes, there can be a slight lifting in the lower face. This is why I like Voluma so much. I hope this helps!
Cheek lifts will;
- Lift the cheeks
- Improve the marionette lines
- Soften the jowls
Can a cheek lift lift the jowls slightly?
There should be some improvement jowling after a cheek lift. As the fatty malar pad descends with age, there is onset of jowling. One of the goals of cheek lift surgery is to restore the malar pad to a better position.
Cheek lift can lift jowls
The term cheek lift can mean different things to different plastic surgeons, but usually includes the skin and SMAS. If the SMAS is addressed, the jowls will be lifted as well.
With a standard SMAS flap cheek lift, the jowls should be tightened. You may also need some selective liposuction to the 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
Our office specializes in Ulthera non surgical cheek lifts which can work on the lower face and jowls. This is an excellent modality for facial rejuvenation.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
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.