A lower facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to rejuvenate the lower third of the face and neck. Dr. Guida offers this procedure to tighten sagging skin, reduce the appearance of jowls, and enhance the jawline’s contour.
The Effects of Age
on the Lower Face
As you age, your lower face undergoes a series of natural changes that can contribute to an aged and tired appearance. One of the most noticeable effects is the gradual loss of skin elasticity and collagen production, leading to the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin. The jawline may lose its definition, and jowls can develop, creating a drooping appearance. Additionally, fat redistribution and muscle laxity can exacerbate these issues.
Another significant impact of aging on the lower face is the development of neck bands or “turkey neck,” where the muscles in the neck become more prominent and less defined. This can give the neck a less toned and more aged appearance. If you’re suffering from these age-related changes, Dr. Guida can develop a personalized lower facelift plan to tighten and reposition the skin, muscles, and tissues, helping you achieve a youthful look.
Lower Facelift Treats:
- Sagging skin on the lower face
- Formation of jowls
- Loss of jawline definition
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Fat redistribution in the face
- Muscle laxity in the lower face
- “Turkey neck” or neck banding
Lower Facelift, Explained
A lower facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to rejuvenate the lower portion of the face and neck. It involves the removal of excess skin and the tightening of underlying muscles and tissues to address common signs of aging, such as sagging skin, jowls, and loss of jawline definition. During the procedure, incisions are typically made near the ears and sometimes under the chin to access and lift the underlying structures, resulting in a smoother appearance.
The Recovery Process
After undergoing a lower facelift, it’s important to be prepared for the recovery process to ensure a smooth and successful outcome. During the initial days following the procedure, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. These side effects are completely normal and are part of the body’s natural healing response. To manage these symptoms, your surgeon may recommend pain medication and advise you to keep your head elevated to reduce swelling.
It’s crucial to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions diligently, which may include avoiding strenuous activities, refraining from smoking and maintaining a healthy diet to support healing. Most patients can return to work and social activities within a week or two, but complete recovery may take several weeks to a few months. Remember to be patient with the process and give your body the time it needs to heal fully.
Consult Dr. Guida,
Board-Certified Facelift Expert
Dr. Robert Guida is a double board-certified expert in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology with over 30 years of experience. He has a sterling reputation for consistently delivering natural-looking results that conform to his patient’s unique aesthetic goals and concerns. He has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors” by Castle Connolly Guide and New York Magazine for 25 years. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Guida to explore your lower facelift options.