Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 10

Question: Fullness under chin after lower neck & face lift 9 months ago, what’s needed to correct? 
Answer: You have multiple issues going on after your previous lower face and neck lift which include residual fat deposits underneath the platysma muscle in your neck, platysma cords, excess neck skin, and most likely prominent sub maxillary salivary glands. Make sure your facelift surgeon is comfortable addressing all of those issues.

Question: Should you do skin boosters before a deep plane facelift?  
Answer: Skin boosters will not have any affect with the results of your facelift. Best not to cause any scar tissue in the interim. It’s important to understand that facelift procedures involve tightening loose facial and neck skin, tightening loose facial and neck muscles, removing fat deposits in the neck above and below the platysma muscle, lifting the jowls, and also performing a platysma plasty to significantly improve your jawline. Skin boosters will have no effect.

Question: What type of treatment would provide the best and long lasting results on my jowls?
Answer: At age 67, the best treatment is a lower face and neck lift which can accomplish tightening loose facial and neck skin, tightening loose facial and neck muscles, lifting the jowls, and removing any fatty deposits in the neck.

Question: Can someone give me an idea of what would be the best procedure for my neck? 
Answer: At age 38, there appears to be significant inelasticity of the skin the neck, muscle cords, jowls and fat deposits in the neck itself. Due to the presence of all of issues, a lower face and neck lift would be required to rejuvenate your face and neck. The horizontal neck bands will only slightly be improved.

Question: Are there any ways to improve the longevity of a facelift (RF microneedling, oral collagen, high frequency wand use etc.)?
Answer: Noninvasive procedures don’t work very well, and are usually waste of time And money. The goal of a lower face and neck lift is to tighten loose facial and neck skin, tighten loose facial and neck muscles, lift the jowls, and remove fat deposits in the neck. Sun exposure, smoking and genetics will control the aging process of the skin in the neck.

Question: Are a minilift or fillers the best option for a natural looking uplift at my stage of aging? 
Answer: More information is needed, such as a set of pictures from inside profile demonstrating the laxity in The skin in your neck. A lower face and neck lift Will need to be performed to accomplish tightening loose and elastic skin in the neck itself.

Question: Would I benefit from a facelift for the lax skin under my chin? 
Answer: The lax skin that you’re having is probably genetic. Minimally invasive treatments will only give you a minimal, if any results. If this loose and inelastic skin is really bothering you at your age, the only option is to do a lower face and neck lift procedure, which can accomplish tightening this loose neck skin. Choose your surgeon wisely based on extensive experience producing natural results.

Question: Facelift, fat transfer, or filler? 
Answer: At age 25, you certainly do not need a facelift. Fat injections are very inconsistent, we usually don’t recommend them. For a temporary augmentation of the mid-face, you can consider placement of fillers in the cheeks. For a permanent solution, you can consider cheek implants performed under a brief general anesthesia.

Question: Can a surgeon please explain the facility fee to me?
Answer: The facility fee refers to the operating room where your surgery is performed. Face lifts are not performed in an office, they are performed in an ambulatory surgery center. The cost of the operating room is the facility fee which includes the anesthesia machine, nursing personnel, equipment, supplies, sutures, etc.

Question: What procedure would make the biggest difference in opening the upper part of my face? Brow lift? 
Answer: A brow lift procedure can accomplish lifting your brows and surgically softening the corrugator muscles that are also adding to the depressor function of your central forehead. A brow lift procedure can also improve some of the hooded appearance of your upper eyelids simply by raising the forehead.

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