Can a Lower Facelift Address Jowls and Sagging Neck Skin?

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With age, many men and women find themselves confronted with the common concerns of jowls and sagging neck skin. As these visible signs of aging become more apparent, many turn to cosmetic surgery as a solution for restoring a more youthful and vibrant appearance. One such procedure that has gained considerable attention for slimming and recontouring the neck and jowls is the lower facelift. At Motakef Plastic Surgery + Med Spa, Orange County board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef offers a full suite of facial enhancement surgeries — including the lower facelift — to help patients address their unique concerns and achieve a more youthful look that helps them feel confident and beautiful once again. If you have questions about which type of facelift may be right for you and whether the lower facelift can adequately address your jowls and neck laxity, keep reading to find the answers.

What causes jowls to start drooping?

Jowls and sagging neck skin are common signs of aging caused by various factors, including the loss of skin elasticity, gravity, and the gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers. These changes can result in a loss of definition along the jawline, the appearance of jowls, and laxity in the neck area. A lower facelift is specifically designed to counteract these effects by tightening and repositioning underlying tissues, smoothing out wrinkles, and restoring a more youthful contour.

What does a lower facelift do?

The lower facelift is a surgical procedure designed to address specific areas of the face, including:

  • Jawline
  • Jowls
  • Neck

Unlike a traditional facelift, which targets the entire face, a lower facelift is more targeted and focuses on the lower third of the face and neck. This precision allows for a more customized approach, addressing the unique concerns of each patient.

What is the process of getting a lower facelift?

The first step in your lower facelift journey will begin with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Motakef. During this consultation, individual goals and expectations are discussed, and a personalized treatment plan is crafted to help achieve the desired results. If you decide to move ahead with the procedure, our team will help schedule your surgery and discuss billing options and other details with you.

The lower facelift procedure itself is typically performed using general anesthesia, ensuring a comfortable experience for the patient. Dr. Motakef utilizes advanced surgical techniques to lift and tighten the underlying tissues, remove excess skin, and sculpt a rejuvenated contour. The incisions are strategically placed to minimize scarring, and patients can generally expect a relatively short recovery period.

Do I need a lower facelift or a neck lift?

Patients whose primary concerns are confined to the neck specifically — like double-chin fat or neck banding — may benefit from a neck lift and neck liposuction. In many cases, however, patients choose a lower facelift to address both the neck and lower third of the face simultaneously for a more complete and harmonious transformation.

Will I look like myself after facelift surgery?

One of the hallmarks of a successful lower facelift is achieving results that appear natural and balanced with the patient's overall facial features. Dr. Motakef's artistic approach to plastic surgery ensures that the results can be not only transformative but also subtle, allowing patients to look like a refreshed version of themselves.

Strengthen your jawline and slim down your neck with lower facelift surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA

If you're considering a lower facelift to restore a more youthful appearance and regain your confidence, the experienced team at Motakef Plastic Surgery + Med Spa is here to help. For more information on how lower facelift surgery can help tackle your turkey neck, drooping jowls, and more, call to schedule your private consultation for Orange County facelift surgery with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef today.

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