The appearance of sagging jowls, loose skin around the neck, and deep creases or wrinkles in the lower face can significantly detract from your youth and vitality. When this occurs, some people feel self-conscious or uncomfortable with their facial features.
You don’t have to stand by and watch as these changes worsen. A lower face and neck lift can create a smoother and more refined neck and jawline to help restore your youthful looks.
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What Is a Lower Face and Neck Lift?
A lower face and neck lift is a rejuvenating surgery that effectively improves your lower face and neck by eliminating excess fat and skin tissue while tightening the underlying muscles.
Combining a facelift with a neck lift provides the most optimal outcome for an all-encompassing renewal of lower facial aesthetics.
What Can Lower Face and Neck Lift Accomplish?
A lower face and neck lift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that addresses signs of aging in the lower face and neck area, including:
- Deep creases in the face, such as around the nose and mouth
- Excess fat and skin laxity along the jawline (jowls)
- Loose or wrinkled neck skin that causes a “turkey neck” effect
- Extra fullness that causes a “double chin”
- Vertical muscle banding
- A worn-out, tired look
Am I a Candidate for Lower Face and Neck Lift?
If your lower face and neck show signs of aging more noticeably than the rest of the face, you may be a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Ideal candidates must be:
- In good health
- Realistic in their expectations about the procedure’s results
It’s essential to schedule a consultation with an experienced board-certified cosmetic surgeon if you’re considering a lower face and neck lift. During your private consultation, Dr. Tolomeo will evaluate your medical history and cosmetic needs and determine if you qualify for the procedure.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Tolomeo for My Lower Face and Neck Lift?
Dr. Pasquale Tolomeo is a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon with extensive cosmetic, facial, and maxillofacial surgery expertise. He has helped countless patients achieve their desired natural-looking results using the safest and most advanced techniques.
With a compassionate and patient-focused approach, he takes the time to listen to each patient’s concerns, answer their questions, and tailor his techniques to their specific needs. You can trust that you’ll receive the best possible outcome with the individualized attention and support you deserve.
Should a Lower Face and Neck Lift Be Performed With Other Cosmetic Surgeries?
Because a lower face and neck lift does not address the upper face, many patients combine this procedure with upper and lower blepharoplasty to ensure a harmonious facial appearance. Additionally, some patients choose to include a facial implant, such as a cheek or chin implant, to better balance the face.
What Is Lower Face and Neck Lift Recovery Like?
Recovery time varies depending on a patient’s treatment plan and their rate of healing. It’s typical to experience numbness, swelling, and bruising in the treated regions, along with a sensation of tightness in the neck that may take some time to completely resolve.
To minimize swelling and discomfort, apply ice packs and keep your head elevated for the first few days after surgery. Pain and discomfort can be managed with medication as well.
A vast majority of patients can return to work and other activities within one to three weeks. Heavy lifting or undertaking strenuous activities should be restricted for at least three to six weeks after surgery or until Dr. Tolomeo gives the go-ahead.
Dr. Tolomeo will provide detailed aftercare guidelines and keep track of your recovery progress through scheduled follow-up visits. As the swelling and bruising subside in the next few weeks, your results will gradually become more apparent.