A lower facelift is the best option to remove jowls, correct a fatty double chin, and resculpt the upper neck. Non-surgical treatment with advanced skin tightening devices can treat mild skin laxity but cannot correct the bands or folds associated with aging, while a facelift will tighten and lift the neck and cheek muscles, remove excess skin, smooth away jowls, and restore youthful definition at the jawline.
What Facelift Technique Is Right for Me?
You have undoubtedly heard of a variety of facelift options. There’s the weekend lift, the three-day facelift, the midface lift, the mini lift, the deep plane lift, the SMAS, and others. To the average person, these options can be very confusing. We are extensively trained in time-proven facelift techniques that produce beautiful results and would be happy to discuss options with you during a consultation. These facelift terms are very confusing to patients (and us as well sometimes!). Scientific studies comparing facelift techniques show no long-term difference in results and different techniques all have pros and cons. In general, we prefer a SMAS lift along with skin excision which means the facial muscles and fascia are tightened during the procedure and excess skin is removed. A deep plane lift is similar in tightening, just some of the plane of dissection in the cheek is slightly different and has a higher nerve injury rate and may lead to facial flattening.