What is a lower facelift?

If you’re considering facial rejuvenation surgery, you may be wondering what options are available to you. One option is a lower facelift, also known as a jowl lift, which is designed to address signs of aging in the lower face, such as sagging skin and jowls. This procedure can help reverse the effects of aging and give you a more youthful appearance.
It’s worth noting that a lower facelift is typically more suitable for patients with aging concerns in the lower half of their face, while other procedures such as upper facelifts or short scar facelifts may be better for those with pronounced aging in the upper face.
If you’re interested in a lower facelift, you’ll want to find a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Scott Turner, who is known for his expertise in facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Turner can create a custom treatment plan tailored to your unique goals, helping you achieve facial harmony and a youthful appearance.

Understanding different types of facelifts: What is the best facelift to get rid of jowls?

When considering a facelift, it’s crucial to understand which type of facelift would be the most beneficial for your needs. To begin with, it’s essential to comprehend the differences between the terms “upper face,” “midface,” and “lower face.” An upper facelift targets the area above the eyes, specifically the forehead and brow line, while the midface lift focuses on the region from the corners of the eyes to the mouth, enhancing the cheeks, nasolabial fold, and upper lip area.
In contrast, a lower face procedure targets all facial aging signs below the corners of the mouth, which can include the jawline, jowls, laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines), and neck skin laxity. In other words, the lower face lift aims to address the lower two-thirds of a patient’s face.
A traditional facelift and neck lift aim to comprehensively treat moderate to severe aging around the midface and lower face area. Although this type of facelift is more extensive and has a longer recovery time, the final results are more visible. This procedure can help restore the youthful contour on the neck and face.

Does a lower facelift lift the corners of the mouth?

Yes, a lower facelift can help lift the corners of the mouth, which are also known as marionette lines. This is because the lower facelift targets the area below the corners of the mouth, which includes the jowls and the nasolabial folds. By lifting and tightening the skin and muscles in this area, the corners of the mouth can also be lifted, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance. However, it’s important to note that the extent of this improvement will depend on the individual’s unique facial anatomy

What is the best treatment for lower face jowls?

The best surgical treatment for lower face jowls depends on the severity of the jowls and the patient’s individual goals. Some common surgical procedures used to address lower face jowls include a traditional facelift, a mini facelift, and a lower facelift.
A traditional facelift is the most comprehensive option and addresses moderate to severe facial aging, including jowls, by removing excess skin and tightening underlying muscles. A mini facelift is a less invasive option that targets the jowls and nasolabial folds, but does not address the neck or other areas of the face. A lower facelift is similar to a traditional facelift but focuses specifically on the jowls and lower face.

What is the difference between a necklift and a lower facelift?

A necklift and a lower facelift are two separate surgical procedures that can be performed together or separately, depending on the patient’s needs and goals.
A necklift primarily focuses on correcting the appearance of the neck, specifically addressing issues such as excess skin and fat, sagging jowls, and a double chin. The procedure involves making incisions around the ears and possibly under the chin to lift and tighten the skin and muscles of the neck, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance.
On the other hand, a lower facelift targets the lower third of the face, including the jowls, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. It involves making incisions around the ears to lift and tighten the skin and underlying muscles, creating a more youthful and defined jawline.
While both procedures can address similar concerns such as jowls and sagging skin, they target different areas of the face and have distinct incision patterns. In your consultation with Dr Turner and our team of professionals, a bespoke treatment planwill be developed to address your specific concerns, this includes pre and post-procedure skin care and treatments to properly prepare your skin and ensure the best possible outcome.

How many years does a lower facelift last?

The longevity of a lower facelift depends on various factors, such as age, skin quality, lifestyle choices, and the surgical technique used. However, in general, a lower facelift can last up to 10 years or longer. It’s important to note that while a facelift can turn back the clock on facial aging, it cannot stop the aging process altogether. Patients can help prolong the results by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and following their surgeon’s post-operative instructions. Regular follow-up visits with your plastic surgeon can also help identify and address any changes or concerns over time.