Would like opinions on whether lower facelift would be my best best for jowls and neck? (photo)
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Lower Facelift Ideal for Minor Neck Sagging and Small Jowls
If you are only showing the early signs of aging, such as slight jowling and neck sagging, then a lower face lift, or “mini lift” would be ideal for you. During the procedure, we will remove excess loose skin, tightening up the jawline and blunting the neckline.
Lower face lift for jowls and neck?
- You are right to avoid thread lifts - they are a waste ot your time and money.
- By far your best surgery is a lower face (SMAS flap) and neck lift (with platysma flap).
- You will be able to start working from home after about 4 days -
- With really good make-up, you can go back to the office in 7 days -
- Most people go back in 10 - 14 days.
- But truly don't waste money on anything else.
Lower face lift versus face and neck lift
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Lower face and neck lift
Best option for jowls and neck?
Opinions on whether lower facelift would be my best best for jowls and neck?
Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front. Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face.
A weak chin creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face. I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick and highly effective.
"Jowls” are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last). The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.
My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face, deep plane, cheek lift and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery
- can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
- no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
- excess fat can be removed
- excess skin removed
- cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
Hope this helps.
Face and neck lift
likely benefit from a facelift with attention to the fat and loose muscle in the neck.
See an experienced surgeon for the best results.