The Lower Facelift Surgical Technique: What Patients Should Know
Patients who have issues with their overall facial appearance have a number of options to consider when it comes to wrinkle reduction and anti-aging treatment. Facial plastic surgery can help tighten skin and eliminate lines, making you look years and years younger. Each treatment can be tailored to the needs of the patient as well, allowing for the best possible results.
One part of the face that can be especially problematic is the jowl area and the lower portions of the face. While a traditional facelift will not be able to treat these particular problems, the lower facelift may be the ideal solution for such needs.
About the Lower Facelift
The lower facelift is a procedure that is performed to specifically address the drooping and sagging of the jowls, the lower portions of the cheeks, and other parts of the face around the jawline. By performing a lower facelift, these portions of the face become tighter and wrinkle free.
How the Lower Facelift Differs from a Traditional Facelift
A traditional facelift is performed in order to address the lines and wrinkles of the middle portion of the face, particularly the corners of the eyes and the upper portion of the cheeks. The incisions are thus located around the upper ear area and sideburns.
A lower facelift, by contrast, is performed for that lower part of the face, with the incisions carefully placed to ensure optimal treatment of those facial features.
Ideal Candidates for the Lower Facelift
The best candidates for the lower facelift are people who suffer from issues with the jowls and the lower sections of their face as a result of advanced age or major weight loss. These patients should be in good overall health and not suffer from any conditions that would make surgery of any kind a risky endeavor.
It’s also important that patients have realistic expectations about the risks and benefits of surgery. This will give them realistic expectations about the results of the procedure as well as the overall nature of the care that they will undergo.
The Lower Facelift Procedure
During a lower facelift, patients are usually placed under general anesthetic in order to ensure as little pain or discomfort as possible. An incision is placed at the front of the patient’s ear, extending down and behind the ear. Through this incision, excess skin, fat, and tissue is removed and the underlying structures are carefully adjusted. The remaining skin of the lower face area is carefully pulled tighter to achieve optimal anti-aging results.
Also Consider a Neck Lift for Lower Facial Rejuvenation
In order to achieve a total rejuvenation of the patient’s entire lower face area, it is common to combine a lower facelift with a neck lift. A neck lift helps remove loose skin and flabbiness around the neckline, which is accomplished through a small incision located under the chin.
Combining a lower facelift and a neck lift will make a dramatic impact on your overall appearance, allowing you to look years and years younger. These and other options for facial rejuvenation can be discussed in more detail during your consultation with Dr. Gaines.
Learn More About Advanced Facial Rejuvenation
If you would like to learn more about your many different options out there for advanced facial rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction, be sure to contact our Gainesville cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Greg Gaines and his entire team look forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best aesthetic results possible.