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.
Lower Face Lift. Essentially a lower facelift focuses on the lower jaw line including the jowls, marionette lines, and upper neck. Surgeries like the litelift, quick lift, lifestyle lift, macs lift and others are all examples of lower face lift procedures.
Neck lift. Incisions behind the ears and into the hairline will be used in tightening neck skin.
Lower facelift. Theface has different parts, usually upper middle and lower. Aging effecys all of these. Soem may just want to address their lower face such as jowls. This is a choice.
Will vary by surgeon. In general, surgeons will generally approach the aging face by systematically analyzing the head into the upper (forehead/upper lid), middle (lower lid/cheek/upper lip) lower (lower lip/jawline/chin) thirds of the face and the neck. The lower face lift will generally address the lower 1/3 of the face and neck.
A vague descriptor. Surgeons use this term loosely- there is not strict consensus. It usually involves tightening and shaping the jawline and neck- it usually does not involve the cheek bone area, eyes, or forehead. Ask your surgeon exactly what areas that will be addressed with their version of a lower face lift.
Lower facelift. A lower face lift will improve the jawline and help soften nasolabial folds. The incision is smaller than a traditional facelift. There is less dissection and less downtime. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastics surgeon to see if you are a good candidate.
Facelift. Surgeons will sometimes use a variety of different terms to describe the same procedure when it comes to "facelift". I would communicate directly with the surgeon using the term "lower facelift" to have a better sense of exactly what procedure she is describing.
Facelift / Necklift. A facelift is a generic term for many specific surgical procedures that rejuvenate the face and neck. In general a facelift lifts the area from below the eyes down to, and including the neck, so the term lower facelift is more accurate, but not usually used. Lifting above the eyes is termed a browlift, and correcting the loose skin of the eyelids is termed an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty.
Facelift. A facelift procedure is generally performed to enhance the appearance of the lower third of the face and neck. This surgery addresses the jowl region and any loose skin in the cheeks and neck. It is also known as a rhytidectomy as wrinkled skin the lower part of the face and cheeks are removed.
Lower facelift. A lower facelift is a procedure performed via an incision hidden around the ear. It tightens the lower face, improves the jawline and tightens the neck. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.
Smooths the jawline. The lower facelift treats the loose skin of the jawline which forms "jowls." jowls are the sagging skin/fat which hangs below the jawline which disrupts the smooth jawline. The lower part of the face is next to the neck (below the jawline) and the cheek fat pad above it. A lower facelift can be combined with a necklift (if needed) and some lifting of the cheek to help create a uniform result.
Common procedure. Lower facelift involves rejuvenation of the lower cheek, jawline, and neck line. It commonly involves incisions around the ear on both sides, and a small incision in the neck area. This is a very potent procedure that commonly produces excellent results.
Most common procedur. In the right hands a lower facelift should rejuvenate the entire face from the border of the lower eyelid to the area where the neck meets the chest wall. This can be done with a small incision placed within the ear canal itself. This is my most popular procedure surgically.
Lower face and neck. A lower facelift will usually address the lower face and neck.

Related Questions

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

No difference. Depends on your definiition. All facelifts rejuvenate the face from the lower eyelids to the base of the neck; that is, the lower 2/3 of the face and neck. So, depending on your definition, that procedure is either a "facelift" or a "lower facelift." rejuvenation of the upper third of the face is done with upper eyelid surgery and some variation of a browlift.
Classification. As patients desire less invasive procedures, surgeons have described alternatives to the traditional facelift of 30 years ago. To this end, we have divided the classification of surgeries to address the upper, middle or lower 1/3 of the face. The lower face lift treats the lower face and jawline and generally does not improve the middle (cheek/lower lid) or upper (upper lid/forehead) face.
Area treated. A lower facelift is different from a brow lift or mid face lift with regard to the tissues that are manipulated. A lower facelift includes work at the jawline and neck that may extend upward into the cheek - the goal is to reduce or eliminate jowling and fullness under the chin and to sharpen the neck and jawline as well as soften the soft tissue folds near the nose and mouth.
Variation. It is a variation of a full facelift. Usually done with a smaller incision.
Semantics. There are areas of the face that are target by procedures that rejuvenate the face. A lower facelift usually refers to the lower 1/3 of the face and/or neck. However, the incisions used to access the areas for lifting usually overlap.
Facelift. A "facelift" traditionally addresses the lower face, jowls and neck. A wide range of variability exists between surgeons with regards to techniques used so I would suggest asking the individual surgeon what is meant by specific terminology.
Neck and jowl lift. 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 lift is an operation that primarily addresses the jowl and neck areas.
Facelift surgery. Dear monzttrl, this is a confusing topic...A facelift aims to lift the lower third of the face (jowl, jawline, puppet line) and neck. It is the same thing as a lower facelift. When you go to your consultations, I wouldn't worry about the names, rather focus on what areas you would like to improve. Best regards, nima shemirani.
Neck lift. A lower facelift is aimed premarital at the neckline. Most skilled plastic surgeons will agree that you cannot truly treat these areas with acceptable results without performing a true facelift.
Confusing terms. There are a number of terms used to describe practically the same thing. Most patients more than 50-55 years old could benefit from face-lifting techniques. It is paramount for the patient to convey to the surgeon which areas of the face they are looking to improve.
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.
Lower face lift. A lower face lift will improve the jawline and help soften nasolabial folds. The incision is smaller than a traditional facelift. There is less dissection and less downtime. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastics surgeon to see if you are a good candidate.

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

Not sure. Perhaps your expectations were too high. Do't know what you mean by "not sure." best thing to do would be to speak to your plastic surgeon.
See your surgeon. Think about what exactly you are disappointed in and go back to see your surgeon. Sometimes it's just swelling that will resolve, or sometimes you may need a minor revision. Speak to your doctor!
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.

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

Tight eyelid. Presumably if lower eyelid surgery results in too tight of apposition to the eyeball, elevating iop. Another thought might be concurrent use of systemic steroids to lessen facial edema, although this would be unlikely if used less than 2 weeks. If facial cosmetic surgery is contemplated and you have glaucoma, just have eye pressure checked so that adjustments can be made if necessary.
It should NOT. A lower face and necklift should not be a problem with respect to your glaucoma, if performed by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facelift surgery. As long as your eyes are not involved (especially the lower eyelid), then you should not have any effect on your glaucoma.
Should not. If your glaucoma is controlled you should have no problem with lower facelift. Check with your eye doctor and get medical clearance from your internist to make sure you are in the best shape to have surgery.
It should not.. Having a lower face lift should have no impact on your glaucoma.
No. The presence of glaucoma should not be a contraindication to undergoing lower face lifting surgery. Make sure that you continue to manage the glaucoma, per your ophthalmologist's recommendations, around the time of the facelift surgery. If, on the other hand, you are thinking about eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), best to discuss your plans with your ophthalmologist as well. Best wishes.
Lower blepharoplasty. A lower facelift should not be related to glaucoma. However a lower eyelid blepharoplasty (lift) usually tightens the lower lid which may cause increased intraocular pressure. It would be advised for preoperative consultation with your ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon to review the risks with you and plan accordingly.
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.

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

Even. Even without chronic glomerulonephritis you should expect pretty significant facial swelling after a facelift. With that diagnosis, though, it is very important for you to get medical clearance from your nephrologist to have surgery. He or she would best be able to say whether your kidney disorder creates additional risks to facelift surgery.
Best. Best is to obtain a full medical clearance from your nephrologist. Specifically ask him/her this question. Than discuss in detail with your chosen boarded ps. Regards dr. B.
Of course. Surgery causes post operative swelling. If you are thinking of having surgery discuss it with your nephrologist first. If your plastic surgeon thinks you may be a surgical candidate, have him discuss your medical condition with your nephrologist.
Maybe. I would check with your kidney doctor to get cleared before any facial cosmetic surgery.
Swelling after facel. Yes the risk of swelling (prolonged) would be higher. This should not preclude surgery but be prepared for a longer convalescence.
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.

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

Plastic surgeon. Consult with a plastic surgeon in your area...But it sounds like a deep plane face and neck lift, would accomplish your goals. Good luck.
Surgery. A mid face lift can be done through a minimally invasive lower lid approach, however, a lower face and "cheek" lift is really a standard face lift which would give you the best results. A small incision around the ear and in the hair line is typical. Increased cheek fullness this can be achieved at the same time through a variety of methods. Go see your board certified plastic surgeon.
Cheek Lift. The soft tissues overlying the cheek bones (zygomatic bones) descend with time causing deep wrinkles or lines that run along the sides of the upper lip known as naso-labial lines. Elevation or re-positioning of these soft tissues can be performed as an isolated procedure known as a mid-face lift or cheek lift. If you have jowls then a lower face lift is performed as well.
Full facelift. The cheeks and neck are lifted in a standard facelift with incisions around the ear. The lower neck and facelift is usually done with a shorter incision around the back of the ear. I would typically suggest the standard facelift in a patient over 45-50 years old. Ask your surgeon.
Cheek lift. Facelift s will elevate the cheeks. However this can be done throughout variety of technique which include suture elevation of the tissue, fat grafting and implants. The best procedure for each patient needs to be determined.
Cheek lift. There are three ways to do a cheek lift. One is deep plane facelift and the cheek is lifted upwards and to the side as part of a larger facelift procedure. The second method is an endoscopic forehead lift where the cheeks can be lifted as well by going further down along the cheek bones and pulling every thing up. The third method is a midfacelift done through an incision just below the eyes.
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.

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

Yes. With or without recent surgery, any problem that reduces the abilities of the kidneys will cause swelling or edema. Cosmetic surgery is so far down the list of medical help if suffering with nephritis. Call your renal specialist, now!
Yes. This will increase systemic swelling and will likely be reflected in additional fullness when compared to a individual without this condition.
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.
Facelift swelling. Any medical condition can increase your risk of swelling or other problems. You need to have your primary care physician or nephrologist involved in your post op care.
Renal disease. Yes, anyone with renal disease has a greater chance of postoperative swelling even from routine uncomplicated surgery. Expect this and beware.
It can. If your renal function is poor, it can exacerbate routine postop swelling.

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

No. Most facelifts can be done under sedation and are very safe with minimal bleeding and without medications that are cardiotoxic. Mvp is very common and unless it is severe you should have no significant problems with anesthesia.
No. Remember heart guidelines for antibiotics check your blood pressure and keep record when you are not at office. Good cheap devices available.
Check with your MD. Generally these should not present major difficulties, but check with your doctor before surgery.
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!
OK. Mvp (mitral valve prolapse) is very common - and most people can have surgery without an issue. Similarly, elevated blood pressure due to anxiety can be controlled with meds in the pre-op area, and during anesthesia. Speak to your doctor about your concerns, though. He may want a medical clearance. Make sure you have an up-to-date ekg for the anesthesiologist to review.
Probably not... Assuming you are in good health, neither of the conditions that you describe will likely interfere with your ability to have face lifting surgery. Best to be seen by your internist or cardiologist prior to proceeding; best be seen by your internist or cardiologist. Your plastic surgeon will likely "appreciate" clearance from the doctors who know you best. Best wishes.
Facelift with MVP. A facelift is a clean procedure done under sterile technique. You could take prophylactic antibiotics before your procedure s directed by your cardiologist.