Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 9

Question: Facelift v neck lift to treat my loose jowls/jawline? 
Answer: Much more information is needed, such as a full set of facial and neck photographs from all angles And your age. The skin tone in your neck will determine which is going to be the best procedure for you. In our practice, a neck lift involves removal of fat deposits above and below the platysma muscle in addition to a platysma plasty. No skin removal is required, and it is usually performing people less than 50 years of age. When the skintone is inelastic in the neck you’ll require a lower face and neck lift procedure to tighten that loose skin. Facelifts are usually performed on patients over 50 years of age.

Question: Would a thread lift help my sagging face area after weight loss? 
Answer: The goal of a lower face and neck lifters to tighten loose facial and neck skin, tighten loose facial and neck muscles, lift the jowls, and remove fat deposits in the neck. Threadlifts cannot accomplish what a facelift can.

Question: How soon after FaceTite/NeckTite could I have a neck lift? 
Answer: The photographs demonstrate fat deposits in the neck, Jowls, platysma cords, and significant laxity of the skin in the neck which is going to require a lower face and neck lift procedure to address all of these issues.

Question: What kind of sessions are obligatory after facelift or endoscopic facelift? 
Answer: In our practice, patients return to the office at least four times within the first month after a facelift procedure. In our practice, a facelift accomplishes tightening loose facial and neck skin, tightening loose facial and neck muscles, removing fat deposits in the neck above and below the platysma muscle, a platysma, plasty and lifting the jowls. None of this can be accomplished with an endoscopic facelift technique.

Question: I had a facelift & neck lift in March of 2020. I’m not happy. Can a revision take care of this? 
Answer: A full set of facial photographs from all angles in a chin neutral position are required to make a determination about how best to proceed. Another lower face and neck lift should be able to address tightening loose facial and neck skin.

Question: Lower face help?! 
Answer: The only surgical procedure that would help would be a small chin implant placed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. It would give you more augmentation of your chin forward, a moderate amount of width, and a small amount of vertical height. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and takes about a half an hour. You could also go back to your injector and have the filler reversed in your cheeks.

Question: Can I have a facelift now after I had 4 syringes of Voluma to my cheeks and jowls 1 and 1/2 years ago?
Answer: Since the fillers were placed a year and a half ago, there’s probably not much left and will not affect the results from a lower face and neck lift procedure. The goal of this type of surgery is to tighten loose facial and neck skin, tighten loose facial and neck muscles, lift the jowls, and remove the fat deposits in the neck which also include includes a platysma-plasty.

Question: Do I need mini facelift or liposuction for a more contoured jawline? 
Answer: You appear to be too young for any type of mini facelift, and a mini lift will not improve contour irregularities in your neck. A neck lift procedure accomplishes removal of the fat deposits above the platysma muscle in the neck with liposuction, and removal of the fat deposits below the platysma muscle in the neck which also includes a platysma-plasty to significantly improve the jawline. At your age, the skin tone is probably just fine and no skin removal would be necessary.

Question: Morpheus8 vs Ultherapy for jowls and neck? 
Answer: Minimally invasive treatments are simply not going to accomplish what a surgical lower face lift can accomplish. You have loose and inelastic skin in the neck, platysma muscle cords, and fat deposits located in the neck. A lower face and neck lift accomplishes tightening loose facial and neck skin, tightening loose facial and neck muscles, removal of the fat deposits in your neck with liposuction, lifting the jowls, and performing a platysma plasty to significantly improve your jawline.

Question: How safe is giving a patient a shot of Demerol & 10mg of valium before a mini face lift? 
Answer: Mini facelifts tend to give mini results, and we rarely perform them for that reason.A Mini facelift can be performed under local anesthesia, with sedation, or by an anesthesiologist. Just depends on patient safety, and comfort.

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