For men and women who have sagging and loose skin around their jawline and their neck, a lower facelift performed by our expert surgeons could the perfect solution to create a youthful, wrinkle free facial appearance once again. Unlike a full facelift, the lower facelift only addresses the lower portion of the face and not the cheeks. For this reason, a lower facelift is not as invasive as a full facelift procedure and is often chosen by patients who have already had a full facelift in the past and require some additional work around the area of their chin and neck.
For other patients, the lower face may simply be a problem area where excess skin has gathered over the years and has contributed to premature aging. A lower facelift can successfully remove the excess skin and tissue in this area, addressing deep riveted jowls and downturned corners of the mouth to create a newly taut and yet completely natural appearance in the face.
Am I a suitable candidate for this surgery?
Most people who have loose and sagging skin around the jawline and the neck could benefit from this surgery. Former facelift patients may want to have this area revisited without committing to a full facelift again, and some patients may simply want to address the sagging skin around their jaw that is prematurely ageing them and becoming a cause of lost confidence. Both men and women can have lower facelift surgery, and while it is more common for older patients to choose this procedure, younger patients with concerns about excess skin and wrinkles on the lower face can be suitable candidates too.
How should I prepare prior to surgery?
If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking cigarettes at least 2 weeks before your facelift takes place. You may also be required to stop taking certain types of medications and supplements that thin out the blood and can cause complications within the operating room.
What does the procedure entail?
This procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed under local anaesthesia. Once the anaesthesia has been applied, the surgeon will make small incisions in front of and behind the ears. This provides the surgeon with the necessary access required to trim excess skin, pull the remaining skin tight, and create a more youthful, wrinkle free facial contour. The incisions will then be sealed with sutures and the whole procedure should last for no longer than 2 hours.
What is the recovery process for lower facelift surgery?
The recovery process for lower facelifts conducted by our surgeons are typically fast and uncomplicated. You will be required to wear a tight bandage on your face immediately after the surgery to prevent any bleeding. Most of the swelling, bruising, and discomfort that you experience will subside within 3 days of surgery, and you will also be able to return to work at this time.
Should I have a lower facelift or full facelift?
If your main area of concern is your jawline and your neck, a lower facelift is likely to be the best surgical solution for the removal of your excess skin. If, however, you have concerns about wrinkles and excess skin on other parts of the face such as your cheeks, a full facelift could be a better solution. In your consultation you will have the chance to talk through all of your reasons for surgery and your expectations in order for the surgeon to best determine which procedure will benefit you the most.
Will I have scars?
Incisions will be made behind of and in front of your ears on the hairline, and this is where your very faint scars will be located. Our surgeons appreciate that facelift patients can be concerned about the prominence of scars and they are all very skilled at creating incisions in inconspicuous places so that any scars are always well hidden.
Are there complications associated with lower facelift surgery?
There are some complications associated with this surgery, including bleeding, infection, numbness, and formation of fluid beneath the skin. The bandage that is applied to you after surgery will prevent excessive bleeding, and in our state of the art clinic, you can rest assured that both the surgeon and his team of experienced staff will do all that they can to look after you and minimise any complications both during and after your procedure.
During your initial consultation, the surgeon will:
You can find out more about facelift surgery on our blog pages. At London Lipo Institute, we have a number of plastic surgeons experienced in facelift surgery. To book a free consultation, please call us on 01923 801601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please fill out the contact box below and a member of our team will get in touch with you.
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5 out of 5 starsposted 2 years ago
I had neck/jaw Lipo on Friday evening 16/10/15 after wanting it done since I was 16 as I have never had a jaw line or definition in my neck as always had a slope.The team have been absolutely fantastic. First of all arranging it on a Friday evening so I could have longer to recover over the weekend so I can go back to work on Monday. The communication from everyone has been fantastic. The procedure was great (If you can say great about a tube sucking out fat from your neck!). But seriously made me feel such at ease, comfortable and felt in such safe hands. The surgeon was so meticulous and careful which was great as the neck and jaw are visible to all. I was given a number of one of the surgeons whom I could contact if I had any queries or problems and also Michelle's contact details. This I must say has been extremely helpful. Seriously would not get that kind of patient care and attention anywhere I know and from anywhere I know of people have gone to. Great price, great customer care and attention and great professional and qualified team. Thank you to you all, it really means so much to me, its a massive life changer for me and I have all of you to thank for that! :)
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 year ago
After 2 baby delivery my Tommy lost the shape completely .for a few years I didn't have confidence about my body...until find this center . after talking with Mrs Michael could realise that this place will reached me to my goals . I meet dr.khoshid and dr.shahab and the very lovely lady Michael..they very kindly and respectfully helped me during the lipomatic surgery and caring after that . I had no pain or discomfort during and after process. they never left me alone and even now after a few months for any concerns I can call them and they give me advise and are welcome to see me.
I am very happy to meet them .they did really give me a second life . I definitely recommend this center to any one because this professional team are the best .I have to say thank you so much for all your support.
5 out of 5 starsposted 2 years ago
Lipo London provide nothing short of an excelling service and keep you informed throughout the whole process. Cosmetic surgery is something that makes us all nervous and full of questions, but their team took the time to explain everything through and maintain my confidence.
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