When it comes to anti-aging cosmetic procedures, the facelift is still the gold standard in plastic surgery. While there are many different non-surgical treatments and other surgeries that can rejuvenate the face, a premium facelift can have long-term results. The lower facelift is still the traditional procedure to tighten and lift the upper neck, jawline and jowls. Here are five incredible benefits of a lower facelift for those wanting to maintain a more youthful appearance.
1. Eliminate Jowling
The lower cheeks around the mouth, or “jowls,” are a common trouble area when it comes to sagging skin and tissue. A lower facelift removes the excess skin and elevates the lower cheeks, creating a firmer, more “fit” appearance.
2. Softening Nasolabial Folds
The smile lines or nasolabial folds around the nose or mouth often become pronounced with age. The lower facelift procedure can tighten the loose tissue that can accentuate the fold for a smoother, youthful look.
3. Firmer Jawline
As the jowls are elevated and tightened, the jawline becomes firmer and defined. This is an important feature for both men and women, vital for a youthful profile and face/neck transition.
4. Defined Chin and Upper Neck
A lower facelift can tighten the loose skin that can sag under the chin and on the upper neck. The loose skin can create the beginnings of a turkey waddle or double chin. If there is fat under the skin, liposuction can be performed with the lower facelift to create a slimmer, firmer upper neck and chin.
5. Reducing Mouth Lines
If you have marionette lines or “smoker” lines around the mouth, a lower facelift may help reduce the appearance. Tightening the skin around the mouth can reduce the small lines – many patients benefit from using dermal fillers in combination with their facelift procedure to both tighten and add volume for a youthful lower face.
The lower facelift is one of the most impactful aesthetic surgeries you can undergo for incredible anti-aging results. If you have sagging in the jowls, jawline and under the chin, this may be the right procedure to help you look more like your younger self. To learn more about this and other facial rejuvenation procedures, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. John Anastasatos.