A lower facelift is a surgical procedure that can help to improve the appearance of your neck, jowls, and jawline. The lower face is the area between your chin and your lower lip, which includes the jowls, neck, and jawline.
A traditional lower facelift procedure involves removing excess skin from these areas and tightening underlying facial structures such as muscles and ligaments. However, there are also other options for achieving a more youthful look in this area, including lower facelift implants.
Traditional Facelift vs Lower Face Lift with Implants
Traditional lower facelift procedures are excellent at addressing sagging skin and fat deposits in the lower jawline area. However, traditional facelifts do not address excess laxity above the jaw line that may be present in patients with thinning skin on their cheeks, temples, or eyes (ptosis). In these cases, surgeons may choose to perform a “traditional” facelift procedure with cheek implants or an extended neck lift to address these areas as well. In addition, traditional facelifts do not address saggy tissue around the neck that can contribute to an aging appearance. For these reasons we often recommend our patients who have a significant amount of saggy tissue above and
Both procedures can be performed through an incision made on the hairline or directly below the ears. However, there are different techniques involved in each procedure. A traditional facelift involves lifting the skin and tightening it with sutures or special threads. This is done to give your face a more youthful appearance by removing wrinkles and folds from around your mouth, nose, and eyes as well as tightening loose skin on your neck area.
When choosing between these two procedures, it’s important to consider why you’re considering surgery in the first place. If you have loose skin in this region but otherwise healthy skin with few wrinkles then a traditional facelift may be suitable for you. Your surgeon will discuss with you whether they think a traditional or implant-based approach would be best suited to your needs.
If you’re interested in improving your appearance through cosmetic surgery, Dr. Saltz can help you get the results you’re looking for. Call Dr. Renato Saltz today in Salt Lake 801-274-9500 or Park City 435-655-6612.