By: Dr. Chip Cole 7/21/2021
If you’re like many people who have reached middle age or beyond, you have probably begun to notice moderate to advanced signs of aging across the entire face. You may have even thought about getting a facelift. Even before this time, however, men and women often develop sagging jowls, skin laxity, and other concerns on the lower part of the face. For patients who may not be ready for full facelift surgery, or those whose concerns are primarily confined to the lower face, a lower facelift may be a fitting solution.
At OCULUS Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA, quadruple board-certified face-only plastic surgeon Dr. Chip Cole specializes in advanced facial rejuvenation procedures, including the lower facelift. Learn more about the benefits of lower facelift surgery here, and find out what signs and symptoms may mean it’s time for you to consider this transformative procedure.
The lower facelift is a popular facial rejuvenation surgery that aims to correct classic signs of aging on the lower third of the face and, in some cases, the upper neck. Common concerns that can be addressed with lower facelift surgery include:
The lower facelift is performed with a shorter incision than full facelift surgery and is less extensive overall, meaning patients often enjoy a shorter recovery period and less scarring. Still, lower facelift surgery can help men and women look up to ten years younger!
Having cosmetic surgery is ultimately a personal decision that should be carefully thought through and discussed with your surgeon and, in some cases, your trusted loved ones. Before this, you may have questions about whether or not facelift surgery is even right for you. Three of the most compelling factors that lead many patients to consider lower facelift include:
1. Not ready for a full facelift: For men and women who want something more dramatic and permanent than nonsurgical treatments but don’t feel quite ready for full facelift surgery, a lower facelift may be the perfect solution. Oftentimes, patients choose lower facelift surgery during middle age to delay the need for more extensive procedures, including a full facelift.
2. You always look like you’re frowning: One of the most common concerns that lead patients to pursue lower facelift surgery is a permanent frown, which is caused by the corners of the mouth turning downward. This is a classic side effect of aging and can be reversed with lower facelift surgery, which also addresses sagging jowls for a firmer, more youthful, and happier look overall.
Patients considering lower facelift should keep in mind that concerns involving the neck specifically, such as a turkey neck or double chin, may require platysmaplasty, neck lipo, or both. In many cases, a lower facelift is combined with neck lift or neck lipo for a more complete transformation.
3. Your self-confidence needs a boost: For most people, their outward appearance plays a major role in how they feel on the inside. If drooping jowls, a downturned mouth, or sagging skin are making you look older than you’d like to look (or older than you actually are), your self-esteem may be suffering. With lower facelift surgery, patients can look up to ten years younger and often report feeling more attractive and confident than ever before.
Everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident when they look in the mirror. If you are less than happy with the bottom half of your face and want to achieve a dramatic, natural-looking, and long-lasting transformation, you may be a candidate for lower facelift surgery. To learn more about the exciting results that may be possible for you, call OCULUS Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA to schedule your private consultation with quadruple board-certified plastic surgeon and facial rejuvenation expert Dr. Chip Cole today!
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