Definition - What does Lower Face-Lift mean?
A lower face-lift is the cosmetic procedure that targets the excessive skin and folds of the lower face (the area below the corners of the mouth.) More specifically, it includes the nasolabial folds and jawline. Many times, a lower face-lift treats the area under the chin and the neck, as well.
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Perfect candidates for lower face-lift surgery are relatively healthy people whose skin has satisfactory elasticity and the lower third of their face and/or the neck demonstrate signs of aging. A lower face-lift is an ideal choice for those who have sagging skin around the jawline and/or marionette lines along with excess skin or fat in the neck and thick bands. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and there is a number of techniques depending on the problem and the patient’s and surgeon’s preferences.
Most of them, however, involve a small incision in front or behind the ear; or, the surgery can be performed through endoscopy, where tiny cameras enter the tissues through short incisions. It's common for patients to undergo a neck lift at the same time as lower face-lift. In that case, a small incision is made under the chin. As any treatment should be customized according to patient’s needs, patients shouldn't forget to always refer to a board-certified plastic surgeon.