The first signs of age are often spotted on the first thing people see—your face. Genetics, stress, diet, and sunny Florida days can all add up, and eventually result in deep creases where it was once smooth. Over time, you may start noticing the skin on your face and neck heading south—and we don’t mean the Keys. We’re talking droopy cheeks that now look like jowls, and the appearance of two chins where there used to be one. You don’t have to give in to gravity’s pull, though. A lower facelift can return your face to its youthful glory.
See Ya’ Later Sagging Skin
You can’t help growing older, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it without a fight! A lower facelift can counteract signs of aging by tightening and repositioning muscles, removing and sculpting fat, re-draping skin and trimming the excess. Deep creases between your nose and mouth will be destroyed; jowls will be joyously eliminated; your chin will be without its twin; and your frown will be turned upside down!
Rejuvenate and Rejoice
The procedure gives a visual lift to the bottom third of your face including your jawline, neck, chin, cheeks, as well as the area around your nose and mouth. There are several different techniques, but typically small, discreet incisions are made near the ear or under the chin. Skin is then lifted and excess fat is removed or sculpted for a more desirable appearance. Underlying muscle and deep tissues that have become lax and droopy over time will be restored to a more youthful position. Skin will then be smoothed over, pulled tightly, and the excess trimmed away. Often a neck lift and/or liposuction is done in combination with this procedure, too. The overall result is a natural, youthful looking face.
Putting Your Best Face Forward
After your lower facelift procedure, sterile bandages will be used to cover incision sites. Sutures will be removed in about a week. You will likely experience swelling and bruising along with some numbness, but these symptoms will gradually diminish in around 3 to 6 weeks. Medication can help with pain while you heal. Be sure to follow care instructions closely. Eventually you’ll be able to face the world with a refreshed look, and best of all, no one will be able to guess your age!
If sagging skin is giving your age away, keep them guessing with a lower facelift performed by Dr. Lisa J. Learn, board-certified plastic surgeon. Conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we invite you to come pay us a visit. You can set up a consultation if you like, so we can answer questions you have and explain this—or any other procedures in which you are interested—in more detail. Contact us to set up an appointment by calling (954) 380-8411 today.
Go ahead and laugh in the face of gravity—get your cheeks and chin back to where they belong and feel young and vibrant again.