A facelift is a cosmetic procedure. A lower facelift can also be known as a mini facelift. A lower facelift is a surgical process that tightens loose skin, smoothens wrinkles on the lower part of the face, and lifts the overall appearance of the face. Like the name suggests the lower facelift focuses on the lower part of the face. It often involves neck lifting, which automatically improves jawlines, chin areas, the neck portion, and the jowls.
What to expect during lower facelift surgery
Experts say that before the surgery begins, patients are administered general anesthesia its sedation, to relax them, make them drowsy or induce them into sleep.
Lower facelift surgery step two begins where the plastic surgeon starts making cuts or incisions around the ears, from the earlobes to the hairline. After the incisions are made, the surgeon pulls the skin and fat tissue to a lifted position. Excess fat might also be removed while underlying muscles are lifted. The surgeon will continue the process by suturing the tissue into a new position. He then goes on to trim excess skin and removing any sign of sagging, which will then help improve the jawline of the patient.
What to expect during recovery
A lower facelift might cause patients some discomforts, discomforts like redness of the skin, sensitivity, swelling, and bruising. Patients might be advised by the surgeon to use light ice to compress the face to reduce swelling. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for a week or two.
Patients should start seeing visible results within seven days. The swelling is usually eradicated in about a month.
Few facts about lower facelift
Surgeons say that the procedure has a high efficacy rate, it is effective in correcting sunken skin on the lower half of the face. Patients may also consider additional procedures such as an eye lift or dermal fillers.
Lower facelift overall goal is to help in improving the skin, around the jawline, the neck and to also correct sagging parts on the lower section of the face. For patients that intend to have a lower facelift procedure or surgery, habits like smoking cigarettes and tobacco should be avoided for a period of four to six weeks before surgery.
The best lower facelift surgeon in Charlotte
Dr. Sean Freeman is a certified plastic surgeon. He performs all kinds of facelifts be it mini or full facelifts. Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only Faces, Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon to schedule a consultation to find out what eye lift procedure is right for you. Call us today!