Can Endoscopic Lift Help the Jowls and Neck Area?

I am considering having a endoscopic mid face lift with a mini neck lift under chin. I had a neck lift that left me with scar and lumps due to the liposuction. Will these procedures help address vertical neck bands and tighten the neck and jowls?

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Determining the Facial Procedures Best For You

During your #consultation, your skin texture and elasticity, as well as your underlying skin structure and your facial bone structure will be evaluated. Based on this evaluation, your board certified plastic surgeons will create a custom surgical plan, detailing specific techniques and recommendations to meet your goals. In doing so, he or she should be sure to have a full understanding of what results you expect. It is possible to #combine #surgeries. In fact, I commonly recommend other procedures to go accompany a facelift, such as blepharoplasty or a midface (cheek) lift, to name a few. The combination of multiple of facial procedures may create an optimal result. The best procedure approach will be discussed in greater detail during your one-on-one #consultation. I invite you to visit to view a complete list of surgeries commonly performed. 

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Mini facelift vs. Ulthera - Los Angeles

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Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Endoscope Technique Will Not Help Jowls And Neck Bands

The only way to achieve the result you desire is with a facelift, which includes the neck.  This is done as an open procedure to allow for better visibility.  The endoscope procedure will only lighten your wallet.  Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who does a lot of facelifts for an exam, and to discuss what is best for you.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Can Endoscopic Lift Help the Jowls and Neck Area?

Thank you for your question. We prefer an open procedure which allows better visibility, and an evaluation of your inner muscles and fat layer.  Muscles can be better tightened, and treated.  The downside is your get a bigger scar so there are risks to both.  I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Endoscopic Midface Lift will not help jowls or neck bands

An endoscopic midface lift is very effective for restoring volume and lift to the cheek area and the area bordering the lower eyelid and upper cheek.

In patients with a thin face and "non-heavy" jowls, the endoscopic lift may improve the jaw line a little by virtue of lifting the cheeks up. Best not to expect this in most cases though.

To improve the jowls you will need some variation of a facelift and for the neckbands some variation of a necklift/platysmplasty.

Thank you!

Dr. J

Kamran Jafri, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Endo mid-face and mini neck lift

Jowls are usually addressed with facelift access. It is not treated with a neck lift too well. In addition, a midface endo lift will not address jowls. Neck bands can be treated through the neck lift incision.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Endoscopic Facelift with Neck Lift

Thank you for the question. In short, an endoscopic facelift (also know as an endoscopic midface lift, which is a more accurate term) will not help with your neck and jowls. This procedure is designed to reposition the cheek fat pad to give a more youthful middle third of the face.  A separate neck lift (including platysmaplasty for the vertical neck bands) would be required to address all of your concerns.

Evan Ransom, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Midface lift with neck lift

A facelift should help your problems. I doubt an endoscopic facelift would help although we have no pictures to review. If your definition of a necklift is what I would  call a long flap  facelift, you should be able to be improved.

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Mid face lift

Lexy, simply put your question cannot be answered without significant conjecture on my part. Photos would help as well as knowing exactly what a mini neck lift under the chin means surgically. In general mid face lifts can work, most of my patients that have midface laxity have laxity elsewhere and have a deep plane minituck or facelift. I would recommend you avoid endotine lifts in the midface and/or "thread lifts" as in my experience neither is very helpful in the long run. To lift the midface solely a malar pad lift is done in my office with good results. It can be done under local. Occasionally a cheek implant is also helpful depending on the patient and pertinent anatomy. As far as your neck goes, in my office you would have a complete neck lift with tightening of the medial and lateral platysma. Again I would avoid "thread lifts" in the neck as long term results are questionable in my opinion. See three experience facial aesthetic specialists, look at many photos and choose the one that makes you the most comfortable.

M. Sean Freeman, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Midfacelift does not help the jowls and neck area.

Midfacelift does not help the jowls and neck area. You would need a revision of your facelift to do that. Midface lift is for the cheek and nasolabial creases.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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