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What is a lower face lift?

What is a lower face lift?

A modified facelift: The term face lift is hard to define because different surgeons use different terminology to describe their respective procedures. They use terms like "short scar facelift", "mini-lift", "quick lift", etc. Some of these terms are descriptive, while others just sound appealing and are used for marketing purposes. A lower face generally pertains to a jowl and neck lift and excludes teh upper face. ...Read more

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Facelift (Definition)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in ...Read more


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What is a lower face lift vs any other face lift?

What is a lower face lift vs any other face lift?

Lower facelift: Is a standard facelift, correcting everything from the cheeks on down. Upper facelift is a term sometimes used instead of browlift or forehead lift. Mid-face lift is a specialized correction of the triangular area between the nasolabial crease, eyelid and outer cheek only. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a lower face-lift and not sure I am happy with results?

What to do if i had a lower face-lift and not sure I am happy with results?

Unhappy Facelift : A strong patient physician relationship is key. If you are unahappy make an appointment to disuss this and ask if there are options for improvement. ...Read more

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Why could having a lower face lift be a problem if you have glaucoma?

Facelift ; Glaucoma: Well controlled glaucoma should not be affected by a lower facelift procedure. It is a common problem and often seen in my practice without complications from a facelift procedure. ...Read more

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How painful is a lower face lift and neck lift?

Almost no pain: Most facelift and neck lift patients do not complain of pain. The most common complaint is swelling, bruising, and tightness. ...Read more

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Want to have lower face lift and possibly a cheek lift. What is the procedure for a cheek lift?

Want to have lower face lift and possibly a cheek lift. What is the procedure for a cheek lift?

Cheeklift: A cheek lift involves repositioning of the malar fat pad. This procedure can be done in the context of a facelift or a stand alone procedure through incisions on the hairline. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery?

Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery?

Facelift Swelling: Any medical condition causing swelling can increase edema following a facelift. Your pmd should be part of the team looking after you making sure you are in optimal condition and a good candidate for plastic surgery. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery? I suffer from chronic glomerulonephritis which causes my knees, feet and face to swell occasionally. Would a lower face lift provoke a swelling episode

Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery? I suffer from chronic glomerulonephritis which causes my knees, feet and face to swell occasionally. Would a lower face lift provoke a swelling episode

Facelift ; Kidney : I would think that your history of swelling elsewhere would certainly also apply to your face following facelift surgery. It however is not an independent contraindication for surgery - just that it will take a bit longer for recovery. ...Read more

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Could a mild case of mitral valve prolapse cause prevent me from having lower face lift? What about white coat hypertension?

Could a mild case of mitral valve prolapse cause prevent me from having lower face lift? What about white coat hypertension?

No: Neither condition should be a problem. Get a medical clearance from your family doctor to make sure. They will order blood tests, an ekg, and possibly a chest x-ray. They will also do a physical to make sure you are healthy. Good luck in your procedure! ...Read more

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How long must i wear my chin strap after a lower face and neck lift?

How long must i wear my chin strap after a lower face and neck lift?

Ask your surgeon: Your surgeon should provide you with this answer based upon her desires. I require 1 week with a chin strap full time followed by another week of nightly use. ...Read more

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Is having a lower "neck lift" to remove the semi sagging skin the same as a full face lift just working below chin? Average cost? Downtime?

Is having a lower "neck lift" to remove the semi sagging skin the same as a full face lift just working below chin? Average cost? Downtime?

Neck lift: There are different types of neck lifts to address different anatomical variants just like there are different types of facelifts. Have your neck evaluated by a board certified surgeon who specializes in these procedures. The cost can vary by procedure and locations. ...Read more

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How long is the the surgery for a face lift and lower eye lift ?

How long is the  the surgery  for a face lift and lower eye lift ?

3-4 hours: Most experienced facial plastic surgeons will perform these two procedures between 3-4 hours but the exact time will depend upon exactly how severe your face and eye changes are. Seek several consultations to ensure that you find the best surgeon for you. ...Read more

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How many hours does a surgeon deed to perform a neck lift, face lift and lower eyelid blepharoplasty?

How many hours does a surgeon deed to perform a neck lift, face lift and lower eyelid blepharoplasty?

Surgery length: It depends on the type of facelifts done and the experience of the surgeon. Your best bet would be to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is thermage really help with the face lift?

Thermage & Facelift: Thermage uses radiofrequency and can help maintain facelift results but cannot replace the benefits of a facelift. By itself you will see modes skin improvement ...Read more

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What is a lifestyle lift face lift procedure?

Franchise concept: This is an attempt to bring the facelift to the masses by reducing cost. Unfortunately unlike many other franchise concepts such as mcdonalds, I am not aware of lifestyle lift providing a consistent uniform product which can be reproduced. Essentially they hire surgeons and pay the reduced fees but provide high volume to compensate their surgeons, . ...Read more

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Is the microcurrent face lift a risky thing to do?

Is the microcurrent face lift a risky thing to do?

Yes: I think it is a relatively safe procedure.The main risk is to your pocketbook as there is virtually no serious scientific evidence that supports the efficacy of this procedure. Caveat emptor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go oversees to get a cheap face lift?

Is it safe to go oversees to get a cheap face lift?

No: I would not suggest it as if you have complications you may end up in trouble. It is a complicated surgery. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a microcurrent face lift done?

Where do I go to get a microcurrent face lift done?

Microcurrent facelif: These are generally performed in medical spa settings. I am not aware of any studies truly demonstrating the effectiveness of this technique to achieve a true facelift result. ...Read more

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Are there any negative side effects from a face lift?

Nothing specific: but a facelift is a surgical procedure with all the possible complications of any surgical operation, though they are very uncommon. A good consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery shoule answer all of your questions about this procedure. ...Read more