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

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Anthony Perkins
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anthony Perkins
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brock Ridenour
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Nima Shemirani
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nima Shemirani
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Rian Maercks
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rian Maercks
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Dr. Donald Yoo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Yoo
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Variation

It is a variation of a full facelift.
Usually done with a smaller incision.

In brief: Variation

It is a variation of a full facelift.
Usually done with a smaller incision.
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. J David Holcomb
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