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Lower Face Lift

The lower facelift rejuvenates the bottom third of the face by tightening the face’s underlying structures that slacken with age, addressing the cheeks, jowls, and neck. The procedure also trims excess skin, refining and smoothing the skin to eliminate facial creases, as well as removes excess fat in the neck and cheeks, giving a visual lift to the bottom third of the face. It increases the angularity of the jaw as well as the neckline.

Lower Facelift & Necklift Procedure

A lower facelift can be performed through a small incision that begins in front of the ear and extends down and behind the ear. Working through the small incisions, the skin is separated from the tissue below. Excess fat is removed, facial muscles are tightened with sutures and restored to youthful positions, and skin is smoothed before the excess is trimmed away – all under Local anesthesia!

The lower facelift not only excises excess skin but tightens the structures that underlie the jaw line and neck and move downward and become lax with age. Liposuction of the neck, to eliminate excess fat, is commonly performed with the lift. With the combined fat removal in the neck, the lower facelift is able to restore a youthful, smooth look to the neck and lower third of the face. All of these additional maneuvers are what differentiates this lift from the more minor procedures seen advertised such as the Lifestyle Lift or the Thread Lift. This procedure holds up 8-12 years in a typical non-smoker.

Candidates for Lower Facelift Surgery

The lower facelift rejuvenates the lower third of the face, which is an area quick to show signs of aging. The lift eliminates jowls, targets lax skin on the neck and jaw line, addresses deep wrinkles, and removes heavy or fatty necks.

For these reasons, candidates for lower facelift surgery are patients in relatively good health who have reasonably elastic skin and are showing aging in the bottom third of their face as well as the neck. Those with lax skin around the jaw line and/or drooping corners of the mouth as well as a neck with excess skin, thick bands, or excess fat, are ideal candidates for lower facelift surgery.

Set Up Your Consultation

To learn more about the Lower Facelift and Necklift procedure, contact the office of Dr. Barry Cohen for your consultation. Our team will be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals!